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Health care can’t wait

Posted: August 11, 2009 4:21 p.m.
Updated: August 12, 2009 4:55 a.m.
 
Amazingly, all parties can agree that 46 million people are not insured in the United States and this number could be higher with the recent month's job losses and layoffs.

The number crunchers also warn us that if premiums continue skyrocketing at the current pace, in five years the premium cost for a family of four will equate to one's take-home pay.

According to Matt Hendrickson of the Physicians National Health Project last week in Santa Clarita, more than 75 percent of the individuals who are filing for medical bankruptcies were fully insured. It makes you raise your eyebrows and ask why we don't fix our health care system immediately.

Our health care can't wait for taxpayer-paid Rolls Royce-insured politicians to decide what it is prudent for their next election cycle.

We need to tell our honorable congressional representative Buck McKeon that the system needs to reduce costs, guarantee Americans the right to choose their plan and doctor and ensure not only affordable care but also quality health care.

Ask him to stop the fear-mongering tactics that citizens 65 years and older will be losing their Medicare.

Just get in there and fight for the 25th congressional district's need for health care reform, period.

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