Monday, October 26, 2009

Inspiration for your letter to Congress

Dan Isaacson of Boca Raton, Florida, plans to fax this letter to President Obama and fifty members of Congress today. Thanks to Floridians for Health Care for passing this on. Short and sweet--be inspired--speak out!

Dear President Obama and Congresspeople,

Shortly, you will have a decision to make on health care legislation.

How many Americans will your decision kill in the next 12 months?

“Research released this week in the American Journal of Public Health estimates that 45,000 deaths per year in the United States are associated with the lack of health insurance. If a person is uninsured, "it means you're at mortal risk," said one of the authors, Dr. David Himmelstein, an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.” (from CNN)

How many Americans will remain uninsured by your decision? How many Americans will your decision place one illness away from death because they have no health insurance?

The proposed legislation in Congress will still leave many millions uninsured. If millions are left uninsured, whatever legislation you end up passing, you have failed the American people. I, for one, will take note of your vote and act accordingly at the next election cycle.

Dan Isaacson

p.s. A politician thinks of the next election. A statesman, of the next generation. Which are you?

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