Letter: Not buying Nelson’s response

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By The Staff

I recently wrote our Senator Bill Nelson urging him to be bold and brave and stand up for the American people and reject the current government plan for the takeover of the health care industry.  I was really surprised to get an answer, but not really surprised to find out how little notice is paid to his constituents.  I guess that his minion picked the wrong letter out of his junk mail answers. Anyway, since he said not to reply to his response, I thought I would share my reply with you.

 Senator, you stated you joined a bipartisan majority in the Finance Committee and voted to pass the America’s Healthy Future Act of 2009.  Senator, please tell me how Americans can even expect a future much less a healthy future if you people continue to sell our country to China.

 According to you, the bill would hold insurers’ feet to the fire, requiring them to cover everyone and preventing them from dropping someone who gets sick. What will this do to the premiums of the rest of us? I don’t think they drop you when you get sick but I believe they have the right and the obligation to cancel you if you lie or otherwise obscure previous history.

Senator, do you know the definition of insurance?  Of course you do—not the industry definition but the politician’s version, a payoff to the right people.  Something tells me that’s what you meant by the provision you added to preserve the benefits to 800,000 Medicare Advantage enrollees in Florida.

 The public-option proposal is the best way to kill competition as private companies must out of necessity make a profit whereas the government has, as some seem to think, unlimited access to the purse strings of the American people.  In addition, there is no evidence to support the idea that the government can run any program they assume, not Social Security, not Medicare, not Medicaid, not Amtrak, not the Post Office.

All are broke and we are rapidly giving out of “them ol’ rich people that ain’t paying their fair share.” Sorry, I forgot to mention General Motors.

 If I can be of further help to you on this important issue, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

 Barbara Gibson