What we can’t afford is more of the status quo—continuing America’s second-class system, which is undermining the nation’s health and threatening another financial meltdown when Medicare runs out of money.
Reports from the Congressional Budget Office and others consistently point to enormous savings in the new system now being proposed, as well as an option for the 46 million Americans who can’t afford health insurance. (And in a sluggish job market, every job lost may mean another family having to make the horrific choice between going without medical care or risking bankruptcy.)
I urge you, the silent majority of readers of this blog, to do two small things today to make the world a little better:
- Log onto the web page countdowntohealthcare.com and sign your name to let Congress know you care about health care, and
- call the office of your local Representative and tell him or her to support the bill now being considered in the House.
The life or livelihood of someone you know very likely depends on whether we Americans do our small part now to move things forward--finally, after 40 years of talking about it!