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Without Single Payer, The Health Care Bill Is A Total Fraud On The American People
[123907:100611] L.C., Concord, CA
The Health Care Plan is just a plan to make giant insurance companies more powerful, just as saving banks by having them merge into 'successful' banks just made them bigger so it would be harder (costlier) to keep them from failing.
[131802:060910] T.O., Plymouth Meeting, PA
With special interest money being poured into elections that are meant to benefit all, there must be disclosure and oversight. The check on corporate money (that originates from private shareholders who may not share that corporation's political philospohy) is paramount in discerning who is paying to influence our political system.
[155129:040810] T.R., Minneapolis, MN
Congress has failed once again. NO public option for Americans who are sick and tired of paying overpriced premiums and suffering discrimination from insurance companies. When are Democrats going to stand up for the
American people and stop these corporate bailouts - first of Wall St. now of health insurance companies. I want an opt-in to Medicare as a minimum public option. Single payer would be better but short of that an opt-in to Medicare is the only thing that will start to reduce health care costs in America and stop the insurance companies from screwing their policy holders and those they refuse to cover.
[130124:032310] R.G., New Hope, PA
Single payer is the only option to reign in total health care costs. All other industrialized nations have it, so why can't we?
[221627:031510] J.N., Fairfield, IA
What would Jesus do?
[110200:031410] R.D., Tucson, AZ
Pass health care reform with a real public option or Medicare buy-in!
[130043:031310] P.W., Tucson, AZ
The only system of health care that will ever work is a non-profit single-payer system such as HR 676 - Improved and Expanded Medicare ForAll. Our current leaders, with few exceptions, have been steadfastly ignoring this fact. A profit-driven system will never provide true health care. We need to keep voting our legislators out of office until we get legislators in who will respond to the needs of our citizens. If we don't do so soon we're likely to find outselves in a full scale depression.
[081606:031310] L.M., Fresno, CA
The Medicare buy-in option must be put back into the health care bill. There must be a real and robust public plan!
[124542:031210] T.L., Black Mountain, NC
I was fortunate to have had universal health care in Canada for 25 years. Since returning to the US, my medical bills have almost destroyed all we have worked for. Please, for god's sake, wake up and help the people. We DO want universal health care. It is a crime that companies profit from others misfortune. All health care providers should be non-profit, not on the NYSE! Someday Americans will look back and wonder why they let this happen for so long. Continuing to let companies profit and set enormous bonuses is nothing less than barbaric. Wake up America!
[090345:031210] W.P., Cleveland, OH
I want a Public Option and so do the majority of the voting public!
[083659:031210] C.W., Columbia, MO
I want Medicare for everyone or the Public Option. The cost for insurance has increased by 100% from 2000 to 2008. It continues to increase by double digits. More and more people cannot afford it. More homes are being lost because of unaffordable insurance or insurance that will not cover major illnesses. After years of paying insurance premiums and good health, my first husband lost all coverage of two policies. After years of paying premiums to Aetna of California, my sister-in-law was informed that Aetna of California was no longer in the health insurance business. At 80, Aetna advised her to find a new insurance company. We are paying more and getting less or no coverage. I have no sympathy for insurance companies that charge outrageous rates for service that they are unwilling to deliver.
[055916:031210] S.U., Freeport, NY
I am a psychiatric social worker practising in Freeport, LI, and the only way I could possibly make a living doing psychotherapy is through Medicare For All.
Sal Umana, LCSW
[045904:031210] B.A., Onekama, MI
Having retired as a nurse administrator of a Home Health Care Agency, I can assure you that those patients with Medicare and Medicaid coverage received the most comprehensive services. We spent far too much time attempting to acquire coverage for minimal services from private insurers, time that could have been and should have been used to support patient care.
Medicare has specific guidelines for covered services, and patients are provided yearly booklets outlining that coverage. SERVICES ARE PROVIDED BY PRIVATE AGENCIES. Currently, with Traditional Medicare you get to choose your provider, doctor, therapist, etc. With Medicare Advantage, you do not get to choose. You must use the providers of that particular agency, providers they choose.
It is reported that $285 Billion per year or more would be saved excluding insurance agencies. This figure did not include the subsidies provided to Medicare Advantage Companies. The services of the workers of private insurance agencies would be needed by the increase in volume with Medicare For All.
In regard to campaign finance donations, both parties of Congress would lose donations from the insurance industry thereby bringing about equality.
If you truly desire healthcare for all Americans, please choose the most cost effective and simple way to acheive that goal: MEDICARE FOR ALL. The program already exists and functions well. The administrative costs are in the lower single digits. Private Insurers adminstrative costs are reported to be above 25%, many above 35%. MEDICARE FOR ALL MAKES SENSE.
[155251:031110] G.L., Alma, GA
[132822:031110] N.H., Hubbard, OH
Why is it that our government has health insurance that WE pay for, and WE have NOTHING??? What makes them so special?? I am so fed up with this NOT having health insurance for myself. Oh and if you're saying" go get a job with health care coverage" THERE ARE NO JOBS!!!
[042054:031110] C.B., North Olmsted, OH
Single Payer is the ONLY answer
[154850:031010] K.Z., Brooklyn, NY
Make this mean something.
[101016:031010] c.m., Firestone, CO
we need it and we nee it now!
[163521:030910] J.M., Valley Village, CA
MEDICARE FOR ALL.
We don't need HMOs!
[121128:030910] L.R., Columbus, OH
We NEED a STRONG public option because medical insurance bosses have such inequitous power that they can abuse it... despite a plethora of unenforced and ineffective "laws..." not
likely to be "improved" by passing MORE of those "laws."
Since the proposed "insurance market" is merely a replay of what we already have it is perfectly worthless.
We NEED a STRONG public option.
Nothing less will be effective.
Yours very truly,
Louise Esther Rothstein.
[104013:030910] G.G., Everett, WA
Without a Medicare Buy-in public option, there is no health care insurance reform.
[052851:030910] N.M., Shelburne Falls, MA
WHAT are you waiting for? George Bush would have pushed this through, if he chose to, in a week!
[014732:030910] C.R., Tampa, FL
The arguments against Single Payer Healthcare make it sound like it is impossible and somehow dirty, distasteful. It
has always been doable. The truth is Health Insurance Industry controls the outcome. Follow the Money in any crime
still holds true. Single Payer Healthcare is dirty, distasteful
only to someone who has good coverage. The Grand
Poobahs of Wall Street are dirty, distasteful, subhuman, yet
taxpayer coffers couldn't be spilled out fast enough and only
with the Wall Street Poobahs terms. Single Payer Healthcare
is financially feasible and attests to need of the people in a manner that assures access not provided by private corporations.
[194819:030810] H.D., West Bloomfield, MI
Single payer...expanded medicare...medicare buy-in...robust public option.
The only just action. Do something for the people, for the nation. Better for the individual, for the family, for small business, for the medical professional, for the good of the nation. Do something and do it now. Scrap the bill and come back with definitive progressive action. Medicare for all. Single payer now! Insurance based health care tied to employment is an accident of history. Insurance is not an "industry". It produces nothing. Unregulated and monopolistic, it has become a parasite. Solve the problem, save the nation. Access to affordable health care for all. Health care now.
[181223:030810] S.G., Woodcliff Lake, NJ
We're not leaving, fat lady singing or not. Not passing reform won't stop the clamor, nor will passing reform that doesn't allow state governments to do what is right for their citizens.