Letter To My Representatives
We DO NOT WANT a European, British or Canadian-style state run healthcare program. These programs, besides offering inferior healthcare compared to the US, are a bottomless moneypit - pulling those economies into the dirt. They cannot sustain it. Neither can we! I do not want to wait a year to see a specialist, especially when weeks may make a difference in whether I live or die. I do not want some bureaucratic hack making my health care decisions for me!
Link to find your Representative.
Link to find your Senator.
(What chance do I have that my Dem Senators (including that complete asshole Specter!) will listen to me? I don't care! They will get my opinion whether they want it or not.)
Here is a guy who is reading the entire Bill - and posting on his blog. Lines, page numbers, a link to the Bill. Read it - it will horrify you!
Flecks looks at the Bill
Thank you Anthroblogogy.
Mike at Mike's America noted in comments that our representatives in Congress are considering passing a watered down healthcare bill. I wrote to my reps again, reminding them that expanding the federal government in this way is unacceptable. I also reminded them of some constructive ways of making the best healthcare on the planet more affordable for US Citizens - such as passing laws enabling benefit portability, enabling us to buy insurance across state lines, and tort reform.
I took the opportunity to write to them about Cap & Tax as well. I registered my disapproval of such a scheme.
I encourage you to do the same. Let's keep the pressure on the people who are elected to represent us.