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Senator Charles Schumer
313 Hart Senate Building
Washington, DC 20510
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
Washington DC 20510
I am writing as a concerned constituent. Health care for every person is a particular need for all people in this country. This includes the growing number of us who do not have any health insurance, the many who have only partial coverage, and those who have pretty good coverage. Too many of us fear losing our health benefits because of decisions of our employers or when an insurance company denies care after deciding the condition was “pre-existing.”
President Obama’s health care plan moves in the direction of providing complete, quality coverage to every person in this country, and I support that effort.
At the same time, the health insurance industry, one of the least regulated businesses in the
Please support and work for health care reform we can all count on. That would mean expanding both Medicare to people between the ages of 55 and 64; and Medicaid by elevating the federal poverty level. A “public option” that expands Medicare and Medicaid, with little or no buy-in by people, makes the most sense. Of course, the remaining uninsured need a “public option” that is as low and as affordable as possible.
Our country has the opportunity to remove itself from the “uncivilized” list. Please help President Obama in this effort.
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