Mansfield News Journal
September 10, 2007
After a wonderful Labor Day weekend I got to wondering what would happen if all workers would demand something be done about the health care crisis we face in this country. How long would it take for our elected leaders to fix this problem if faced with the possibility of losing their positions?
I would like everyone to call or write their elected representatives about co-sponsoring a bill brought forth by Congressman John Conyers of Michigan. It is H.R. 676-The United States National Health Insurance Act. It is Medicare for all. It would streamline payments through a single, nonprofit payer. We would save more than enough to provide comprehensive, high quality coverage for all Americans.
Did you know the U.S. spends twice as much as other industrialized nations on health care? Yet our system leaves more than 46 million people without health coverage, and millions more inadequately covered.
Ladies and gentlemen, it is time that we all get involved and do something about this and other problems facing the American worker today. We all need to register to vote, and to vote at election time. We need to encourage our friends, neighbors and co-workers to do likewise. We need to find and elect American-worker friendly candidates.