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Health care is at the top of the agenda!

Health care reform should: REDUCE COSTS, GUARANTEE CHOICE, and ASSURE QUALITY AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE FOR ALL.

More than 2/3 of Americans support a public option, yet special interests can still derail this critical piece of healthcare reform.

A PUBLIC OPTION MUST INCLUDE:
  • CHOICE:
  • Americans deserve the right to choose their own health- care. Congress must allow universal availability of a public health- care option like Medicare. Limiting choice to for-profit insurance only is the same broken healthcare system we have right now.
  • COMPETITION:
  • Capitalism thrives on competition. A public health-care option would bring new competition into the market driving lower prices and incentives for better service and care.
  • COMFORT:
  • There is no need to create something new or unfamiliar to the American people. Americans already know about for-profit insurance and they know about Medicare. We need to make a public option like Medicare available to all Americans.
    WHAT CAN YOU DO NOW?
  • Contact
  • legislators (listed on back) and urge them to support a public option
  • Ask
  • friends, families, neighbors, and co-workers to do the same
  • Tell
  • your healthcare story. Go to http://www.healthreform.gov/
  • Join
  • the Orange County Campaign for Change Healthcare Work Group — visit http://oc3nc.org/ and sign up NOW

    Contact the following key legislators:

    Senator Kay Hagan- She needs to hear from us! Be persistent.
    Senator Kay Hagan   Phone: 202-224-6342
    http://hagan.senate.gov/?p=contact

    Senator Richard Burr    Phone: 202-224-3154
    http://burr.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Contact.ContactForm

    Senator Max Baucus
    Senate Finance Committee    Phone: 202-224-2651;202-224-4515
    http://baucus.senate.gov/contact/emailForm.cfm?subj=issue

    Senator Harry Reid   http://reid.senate.gov/contact/index.cfm
    Senator Richard Durbin    http://durbin.senate.gov/contact.cfm
    Phone numbers for both are listed on their websites.

    Contact Senator Kennedy and ask him to fight with us for a robust Medicare-like public option in health care reform. (202) 224-4543.

    The following NC legislators sit on key health-related committees:

    GK Butterfield (D)    Phone: (202) 225-3101 Fax: (202) 225-3354
    413 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515

    Sue Myrick (R)    Phone:(202) 225-1976 Fax:(202) 225-3389
    230 Cannon House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515

    Call the White House - support President Obama: 202-456-1111

    Related Health Care links:

    Principles for healthcare reform, from the HCAN website http://healthcareforamericanow.org/site/content/about_us/

    White House Healthcare Reform site: http://www.healthreform.gov/index.html

    Please pass this along to friends and neighbors. Encourage them to sign up for future communications. Our voices and actions together do make a difference-remember November!


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