Wednesday, December 16, 2009

A US SENATOR on justifiying HealthCare reform


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Dear Mr. GreatStoneMan

Thank you for contacting me about health care reform.

On October 13, I joined a bipartisan majority in the Finance Committee and voted to pass the America's Healthy Future Act of 2009. Senator Reid merged this bill with another bill passed by the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee earlier this year, and unveiled the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2009. On November 21, I voted to bring this bill up for debate.

I am pleased with much of what is in Senator Reid’s bill. It would allow those who are happy with their insurance to keep what they’ve got, including veterans and seniors on Medicare. It creates State-based exchanges where those without coverage, or those who are unhappy with what they have, can get coverage at an affordable price. The bill also would hold insurers' feet to the fire, requiring them to cover everyone and preventing them from dropping someone who gets sick. Additionally, it contains several measures aimed at reducing overall medical and prescription drug costs and eliminating waste and fraud in the system. The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has estimated that Senator Reid’s bill will reduce the Federal budget deficit by $130 billion over ten years.

Among the improvements I added to the bill in the Finance Committee is a provision that would preserve benefits for an estimated 800,000 Medicare Advantage enrollees in Florida and another provision that would protect tax benefits for seniors who have high medical expenses. I am happy that these provisions are included in Senator Reid’s bill as well.

As for a public option, Senator Reid’s bill includes a public option that would allow States to opt out if they choose. I support this plan because it will provide consumers with more choices and make it harder for any one company, public or private, to dominate the insurance market.

I intend to improve this bill by introducing an amendment that will force pharmaceutical companies to give rebates to the Federal government for certain drugs purchased under the Medicare Part D program. These rebates will save the government billions, which will be used to fill the gap in Part D coverage known as the “doughnut hole.”

I am hopeful that the Senate will vote on this bill before the end of the year. Regardless of where anyone stands on the specifics, I think we all can agree that the system we have can be unfair and too costly, and needs reform. Again, I appreciate hearing from you on this important issue. Please don't hesitate to contact me in the future.

Senator Bill Nelson

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Dear Sir. It is evident that you think that Government can do better than the private sector in creating a better health care organization. IT IS TIME FOR YOU TO GO!!!!!

I do not.

Thus as you have decided to vote for the "NATIONALIZATION" of our HealthCare, and ALL related aspects of our countries' HealthCare facilities/systems. You will find that many are beginning to realize that this "program' you support will, eliminate Doctors, they will retire. Reduce the income to medical professionals, and eliminate the greatest healthcare system, and medical providing service in the history of man.IT IS TIME FOR YOU TO GO!!!!!

YOU would rather tear down this service in order to provide some small semblance of service to those few that don't have access, or choose not to have access, rather than adjust that which is, and reform the problems.IT IS TIME FOR YOU TO GO!!!!!

I see you and this agenda of reform you so adamantly support, as political party loyalists gone amok. Even Howard Dean, who you have recognized as a very knowledgeable on this subject, has stated "Kill the BILL', yet, you cannot see the wrongheadedness of your position. IT IS TIME FOR YOU TO GO!!!!!

You don't deserve to be in DC, and again since you so strongly support, like a lemming, that "Party Line", we need to remove you.

The facts don't justify your actions. The reform should be in insurance access, across state lines, create competition (a capitalistic principle you have rejected); in tort reform; and in tax credits to assist those who have a need to have insurance. IT IS TIME FOR YOU TO GO!!!!!

There should be a reform for pre-existing conditions; a way for the insured to change insurance carriers. However, to jail people, or to mandate' participation,as a revenue source goes against all that our CONSTITUTION, that you swore an oath to protect, states.IT IS TIME FOR YOU TO GO!!!!!

Again, you have rejected listening to the majority of your constituents' voices, and put the politics of your democrat party ahead of the well being of your country. Those are the deeds of a traitor....IT IS TIME FOR YOU TO GO!!!!!

I have copied this, sent to the local newspaper, that won't print it, and posted this on my blog:

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