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Letter of the Week: Stop Health Care Reform 

This week's letter comes from Lolly Champion who takes us through health reform by the numbers. Thanks, Lolly. We agree that the absolute dysfunctionality of

This week's letter comes from Lolly Champion who takes us through health reform by the numbers. Thanks, Lolly. We agree that the absolute dysfunctionality of the system seems to be getting lost in the all shouting about socialism. Stop by our office, 704 NW Georgia, this week for your winner's booty, a bag of Strictly Organic coffee. Toasty!
STOP HEALTH CARE REFORM
If you believe:
* that it is ok that the USA ranks 44th in infant mortality, 50th in life expectancy;
* that it is ok to spend $6,714 per person for health care while France, Sweden, Spain, Switzerland & Britain spend on average $3,500 per person and receive a higher standard of care;
* that it is ok that in the last eight years insurance premiums have risen 78% & wages rose 19%;
* that it is ok for American Health Care to be based on reaction to illness, not prevention and early detection;
* that it is ok for those 65 and older, veterans and members of Congress to have government health care coverage but it is denied to all others;
* that it is ok for you to have health coverage but you would deny the millions of Americans without access the right to have affordable health care;
* that it is ok that for-profit insurers can deny coverage to those with pre-existing conditions;
* that it is ok that 62% of all bankruptcies in '07 were linked to medical expenses;
* that it is ok to not consider how our children and grandchildren will get care if we don't act to reform health care now; AND
* that our congress is either too dumb, too influenced by lobby-dollars or too afraid of the right wing fanatics to pass BI-PARTISAN HEALTH CARE REFORM and it is ok that America remains the only industrial nation without coverage for all our citizens then
STOP HEALTH CARE REFORM NOW!
Lolly Champion

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