Although the Senate bill falls short of real reform, we are hopeful that a public insurance option funded without a tax on middle class heath care benefits will prevail when the House and the Senate bill are merged. That’s going to take a lot of effort from ordinary people contacting their legislators.
In Wisconsin, our elected officials have been responsive to the health care stories from their constituents. The video above is from State Representative Sandy Pasch of District 22. Although she isn’t involved with federal legislation, Pasch has been a champion of health care reforms on the state level.
JoAnn Anton from the office of Senator Herb Kohl, says that her boss is listening to our health care concerns, and must continue to hear from us as this legislation moves forward.
Karen Graff from the office of Senator Russ Feingold read a statement from the Senator at a recent health care rally in Mosinee, WI.
Lois O’Keefe from the office of Rep. Gwen Moore urges us to keep fighting for reform, even if it may not be perfect.
Nate Myszka from the office of Rep. Dave Obey says that he believes that the majority of people want strong health care reform.
As Milwaukee Area Labor Council Secretary Treasurer Sheila Cochran reminds us, it is up to us to keep Congress on task with our phone calls and letters.
Please take a moment to contact your Representative and Senators this holiday season. Tell them to fight for a public health insurance option and against taxes on health insurance benefits: