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Healthcare Reform Petition – Please Sign

In his speech, President Obama made it very clear that he wants Congress to pass health care this year. But lobbyists are lining up to torpedo Obama’s health care plans.

Next week, Congress will gather for President Obama’s health care summit to make plans for the year—they need to hear from real people who want health care reform in 2009!

I signed a petition urging Congress to pass health care for all this year. Can you join me at the link below?

http://pol.moveon.org/thisyear/?r_by=15682-1988502-SjxOqpx&rc=confemail

Here are my comments that I included with the petition.

I work as a cook in a restaurant.  The owner tries her best to take care of her employees and, unlike most restaurants, is able to offer health insurance.  However, even under a group health plan, the monthly cost of the insurance is 1/3rd of my paycheck.  That’s just for the insurance though.  I still need to pay my deductibles and co-pays.  The amount of money that I have to spend to receive a minimum standard of care is outrageous.  We should be ashamed that we do not provide this basic level of care for EVERY AMERICAN CITIZEN.  The shame doesn’t fall to our government, it falls to its people.  We let this go on for far too long.  Our “every man/woman for the themselves” mentality needs to be replaced with a mentality of caring for each other.

I know people are scared by the idea/term “Socialized” Medicine.  However, we have plenty of other socialized services that people just take for granted.  Personally, I don’t want to go back to a time when fire protection services were contracted from private companies.  Or I had to belong to a private library in order to take loan of a book.  We socialized these services because that was the right thing to do.  Socialized medicine is the right thing to do.  Do it NOW!