Rally for HEALTH CARE REFORM CALL SENATOR NELSON TODAY!
Last week, a draft of the Senate Finance Committee’s health care reform bill was leaked to the press—and it lacked a public health insurance option, the heart of President Obama’s plan for real reform.1
A strong public option is key to bringing down the costs for all of us—both the cost of enacting a new health care bill and the cost to patients who’re currently stuck with out-of-control premiums.2 And we need to make sure the
hears this message immediately.
Florida voters have a special role to play since your senator, Bill Nelson, is on the Finance Committee. Sen. Nelson needs to hear from voters all around Florida—we’ve set a goal of at least 3 people in Homosassa—that a strong public health insurance option must be included in any reform bill to help bring down costs throughout the system.
Can you call Sen. Nelson right now? Tell him: A health care bill without a strong public health insurance option is completely unacceptable. A strong public option is the best way to bring down costs for patients and taxpayers. Here’s where to call:
Senator Bill Nelson
Then, please report your call by clicking here:
A whopping 83% of Americans want a public health insurance option,3 but folks in Congress keep proposing half-measures like the “co-op” proposal that would set up small, private, regional plans that would be too weak to compete with
and bring costs down.4
That’s why we need to keep reminding senators that we need a strong public health insurance option that meets four key criteria:
- Available to all of us: A strong public health insurance option should be available to anyone who chooses to participate. If you like your current plan, you can keep it; if you want the public health insurance plan, you can choose it.
- A national plan with real bargaining clout: In order to truly control costs and compete with private health insurance plans, a strong public health insurance option must be available nationwide.
- Ready on day one: Every day we wait on real reform, health care costs continue to rise. A strong public health insurance option right out of the gate is key to building a competitive program that will help control costs.
- A truly public plan: To ensure it’s held to the highest standards of accountability, a public health insurance option must be truly publicly run—accountable and transparent to Congress and to voters.
This is the key to real health care reform. But it will only become a reality if we all speak out, loudly and clearly. Please call today.
Senator Bill Nelson
Thanks for all you do.