It’s important to let your national Representatives and Senators know how you feel about national health insurance. Contact them and show your support for single-payer national health insurance.
If you don’t know your Congressperson or their contact information, you can find their contact information from Congress.org.
Here is a sample letter to Congress
The Long Island Coalition For A National Health Plan
P.O. Box 382
New York 11802-3183
Phone: (516) 766-8658
The Honorable Carolyn McCarthy
1 Fulton Avenue #30
Hempstead, NY 11550
Dear Congresswoman McCarthy,
We write to thank you and congratulate you on your firm opposition to the incredibly bad Medicare “reform” act just passed by Congress. We believe that continued education of America by Democratic senators and representatives will turn this into a winning backlash issue for Democrats.
Beyond this bill, listen to the public which not only opposes privatization of Medicare, but wants it expanded to cover everyone with simple drug coverage included. A recent Harris poll asked, do you think health care should be an entitlement like education, highways, police and fire protection ? 65% said yes, 12% not sure. In an ABC/Washington Post poll, 62% favored a system of universal health care financed by the government and paid for by taxes.
It is time for congressional Democrats to turn away from the big money of the drug and insurance companies and lead where the people want to go. We’ll help you all we can.
James S. Bernstein MD, President