The charge toward health care reform is in full swing.
This Wednesday, President Obama will hold yet another town hall meeting to answer questions regarding health care reform, this one online. When it comes to health care reform, “inaction is not an option,” says the President. He will be taking questions from Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter (use hashtag #WHHCQ). You can watch the President’s video and post your own 20-30 second video response here.*
This latest forum comes on the heels of Monday’s live-streamed, online (Facebook) chat with Nancy-AnnDeParle, Counselor to the President of the White House Office of Health Reform, and last week’s news special on ABC.
Now is the time to get involved — tell your own story and get your questions answered. If you’ve had to deal with the tangled mess that is health care policy in the United States, if you’ve struggled financially due to health care issues, if you do not have access to medical insurance, you have a lot at stake.
If you think everything is great — you’re happy with our health care system and you have no worries, you also have a lot at stake. This is everybody’s issue.
Many of us are thrilled that health care reform, so long overdue, is finally at the top of our “to do” list. On the other hand, we’re growing weary of inaction by members of congress who enjoy some of the best health benefit options in the nation. We’d like to see some of this talk lead to actual change that makes a difference in the lives of Americans.
One of the issues raised by Charlie Gibson in the ABC special had to do with the roughly 46 million uninsured among us. Won’t their inclusion in reform clog doctors’ offices and cause long waits for the rest of us? It’s one of the negatives often sited in Massachusetts’ attempt to cover all of its citizens, and one which may very well be true.
Is that the kind of country we want to be… one which secures the health care of some of its people by keeping a large group of others out? Now might be a good time to speak out.
* See the tutorial from YouTube about how to create your own video and add it as a response.
For full details of the health care reform town hall meeting, visit: : http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/A-National-Discussion-on-Health-Care-Reform/