Friday, September 4, 2009

An Open Letter to Senator Corker

In Response to the Senator's Last Email to me:

Senator Corker,

If you truly believe that the private for-profit insurance industry will lower the cost of individual health insurance, then you are a fool.

They have neither the desire nor the capability to lower costs. Their desire is to make more and more money.

Senator, I do not believe you are a fool. Therefore, you are (whether you realize it or not) an apologist and a defender of the indefensible . . . of a system that will eventual bankrupt this nation.

My challenge to you is – be a statesman!

And, stop being a political puppet for the private for-profit insurance industry.

The only way to significantly reduce costs is through a single-payer system that is not profit driven.

Do the math!

Making obscene profits off the health and well being of the American people is immoral.

Though a bill with a strong public option will fall short of what is needed, eliminating a public option would be a major victory for the for-profit insurance industry who have rationed care, increased premiums and denied coverage for far too long.

Senator, if you have a better idea for promoting competition and reducing health care costs, then please – put it on the table. So far, what I have heard from you is merely more of the same.

Furthermore, I have been extremely disappointed in your reluctance to denounce those in your Party who have and continue to use distortions, distractions and outright deceit to try to kill this historic effort to reform health care in America.

You are a very wealthy man. It is time for you to give back . . . to stand up for those who have not been as fortunate as you have. They deserve and need your help and support . . . the for-profit insurance industry does not.

It is time for you to get on the right side of history and be a statesman!

With respect for your office,

Dee Newman

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