Despite all the attempts to disrupt or derail efforts to reform our health system, the fact remains that we are at a crisis point in relation to health and healthcare in this country.
U.S. is at a crisis point on healthcare
- While most of us are insured, each day more Americans are at risk of losing their access to insurance because of job loss, employer cutbacks or an illness.
- We want health reform because we are tired of spending more on healthcare than any other nation and being 37th in terms of the health outcomes. We want a system whose goals are to improve health, lower costs, and improving our experience with health providers.
- I know that maintaining my health is a responsibility I share with my doctor and other providers, and I do not want my options dictated by an insurance company.
- Insurance is an important protection, but if congress is going to require that everyone purchase health insurance, then we must all have an affordable option.
America should not require that all people purchase insurance without allowing us the choice of a publicly-owned health insurance plan.
This challenge requires American creativity resulting in a solution that invests in our health and guarantees all people affordable, quality healthcare. The sooner we can get these reforms started, the sooner we can lighten the burden of health costs on American families and businesses. We can't wait. We know we can do better.
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