Dear Senator ________,
I am writing to urge you to support HR 676, which will create a single-payer health care system and guarantee healthcare for all US citizens. Today, one in six Americans has NO health care at all - no insurance. Tens of millions of others are underinsured and do not seek care or treatment unless it is a dire emergency. This in turn, drives up the cost of healthcare - those with insurance are paying higher premiums to cover those patients whose accounts have gone into collection, or who sought ER treatment because they couldn't be turned down there, when preventative medicine would have been much more cost effective to begin with.
If we as a nation are truly committed to "Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" we must institute a single-payer health care system. No one who has lost their health can effectively exercise their liberties or pursue happiness - at -best - and at worst, they may lose their lives. Please, Senator - vote for HR 676. Don't listen to the lobbyists. Listen to your people. Thank you for your time and consideration,