Wednesday, February 3, 2010

A notable comment from Health Justice on Obstructionist Republicans

I received this in November and thought it was time to pass it along...

Republicans: Get out of the way of progress

The following comes from a letter to the editor from the North County Times in California. It just shows that Medicare-For-All is the best solution, and reaches all party lines.
    I am a retired lifelong conservative Republican, planning to change my registration to Independent. Why? Because of obstructionist practices of the Republicans, such as Saturday night's vote in the House. Only one Republican voted for the House Bill 3962. All the rest played strict partisan politics.
    We need change in our broken health insurance system in America. The best change would be a switch to single-payer -- but in the interest of making progress, I implore my Representative, Darrell Issa, to stop playing partisan politics.
    I also implore my senators, Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer, to vote in favor of health care reform in the upcoming Senate votes. Again, single-payer is the best way to go, but any change from the present system will be welcome.
   We have the most expensive health care system in the world, but our health outcomes are well down among developed nations. Why do our politicians not respond to their constituents? Are some in the pockets of the insurance and pharmaceutical companies? Do the wishes of majorities not count with them?

Edgar G.

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