As a physician practicing public health for the last 22 years, I have seen countless folks who have lost their lives or health, and prosperity due to
1. pre-existing illness
2. losing their job
3. inadequate coverage via their insurance
4. and, of course, not being able to afford insurance.
A government-managed option like Medicare, Medicaid, or Veterans Administration benefits is very, very important in the new healthcare plan.
Please don't let the proponents of scare tactics and misinformation win this one and deprive Americans of a government option for insurance.
Remember the insurance and pharmaceutical industry are heavily funding the hatchet job on the public option. The reason is, of course, money.
There are no death panels, no threats to existing programs, no loss of choice of physician, and no rationing of healthcare.
Sign the petition and consider a contribution to the effort. As you know, I never, ever send out solicitation emails, but I feel like this is a critical time for a crucial issue with which I am all too familiar.http://www.StandwithDrDean.com
If you have any questions, let me know.
Please consider asking your friends to sign the petition also.
Happy Labor Day.
Jim Zachary MD