by Pa Rock
I'm extremely disappointed to learn that you voted with the insurance companies and against health care reform that would have benefited me and my neighbors - your constituents.
You have government-sponsored health care, yet you have the audacity to deny us the same option. That is so self-serving and unfair!
The Affordable Health Care for America Act that passed in the House last night wasn't perfect, yet it was far superior to what your party brought to the table - which was nothing at all except an attempt to give more power to the insurance companies. The bill that concerned Members of Congress managed to pass will make health care affordable, do away with insurance company abuses, help small business and our economy, and give us a choice of a public health insurance option. It is a good bill, and it would provide quality, affordable health care to all.
Instead of standing up for the people you represent, you sided with the insurance companies and voted for the status quo - denial of care, skyrocketing prices, and medical bankruptcy. When you have the chance to vote on health care reform again on the Conference Report, I hope you will reconsider and vote for us and not them. You have one more opportunity to do the right thing for America and for the Arizonans whom you have been elected to represent.
The Affordable Health Care for America Act is supported by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) and the American Medical Association - neither of which are radical organizations. The bill has merit and will benefit many Americans. Those Americans need your support on this most important matter.
If you cannot see your way clear to support health care for all Americans, then I respectfully suggest that you give up your government-run health care policy. That would only be fair - and it would show you how the other half lives!
Rocky G. Macy
Litchfield Park, AZ 85340