As you probably know, Obama gave a speech tonight about health care. My feelings are plain.
Everyone in the United States should have access to comprehensive health care coverage, regardless of their income or employment. Period.
Granted, that is a lot easier said than done. How do you define "comprehensive"? How do you pay for health care who can't afford it for themselves? These are tough questions but that does not mean we shouldn't try. It doesn't mean partisan bickering should interfere with a health care bill being passed.
Please take the time to contact your Congressional representatives and tell them this issue is important to you. If they're Democrats, tell them to reach across the aisle if that's what it takes. If they're Republicans, tell them that flat out not negotiating because of a public option is not acceptable. They need to be willing to sit down and work hard to make this happen and if political grandstanding continues that will never happen.
This issue affects every single American. Regardless of how you think we should fix it, you have to know our health care system needs fixing. Let's let Congress know they need to get to work.
Find out how to contact your Representative here.
Find out how to contact your Senator here.
Tell President Obama what you think here.
*title of this post taken from Obama's address