In the past few days, our allies in Congress have made serious gains in health care reform. But one thing is still uncertain - whether we'll see a strong, immediate public health insurance option.
President Obama last week indicated that, in order to keep insurance companies "honest" and reduce costs, we must provide Americans with the option of a public health insurance plan.
Now it's time to convince Congress; and the strongest proof that our current health care system is broken is probably sitting on your kitchen table - your medical bills.
What are you spending on health care? Generate your own medical bill online, and send it to Congress: http://medbill.seiu.org
Today, the Senate is working on a plan for health care reform. The public health insurance option needs to be a part of it because it does three things:
- Lowers costs for individuals and families by competing side-by-side with private insurance plans
- Sets high standards for quality and accessibility that other plans will strive to meet
- Gives Americans more choice in their coverage by offering an affordable alternative to over-priced plans
Congress needs to understand what we're paying for health care. Use our tool to generate a medical bill and send it to your Senators: http://medbill.seiu.org/
After 80 years, we finally have the solution to this health care crisis in our sights. Thanks for joining us in our summer-long sprint to the finish line.
Thanks, Dr. L. Toni Lewis