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We should pass meaningful health care reform Print
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

The recent debate about health care reform is very important for ALL Americans. The path we are now on is not sustainable in future years. Already we pay $700 BILLION a year on health care which does not cover all Americans, can bankrupt middle class families who face a serious illness, and is very expensive for many Americans.

I am concerned because many representatives and senators in the Congress are in the pockets of very powerful lobbies (AMA, pharmaceuticals, health insurance, and hospitals). These lobbies provide them with money to run their very expensive campaigns.

I hope that every American who cares about the future of our children and grandchildren will put direct pressure on their elected representative to pass MEANINGFUL HEALTH CARE REFORM. NOW! That is where the power of the individual comes in, in the power we have to defeat them in the next election campaign.

Sadly, I fear, we are going to let this opportunity pass by unless our elected representatives know how important this reform is to all of us.

Anne E. Nahn, Middleton