ACTION: So much for that idea.....

From Verla Insko's office:

I called our computer support and they advised that now when you send an email to the entire house it goes into a folder that each member can access but does not go to the legislator's individual computer. If you want an email to go to an individual legislator's computer, you have to use the legislator's individual email.

So much for that idea. I would ask any of you who sent an email to the general list to go HERE, find your Rep. and write an email to you individual Rep. (the text from the blog post is copied below).

Feel free to BCC me again.

Dear House of Representative Member,

I am writing to ask for your sponsorship and support of Rep. Verla Insko's "Health Care for All" bill. Our health care system is in a shambles. Meanwhile, a recent poll showed that 51% of North Carolinians support "a universal health insurance program, where everyone is covered under a program like Medicare that is run by the government and financed by taxpayers". Another poll showed that 61% favored having the state government sponsor a plan to provide health insurance for everyone. Why?

  1. 48 Million Uninsured Americans, in a system that demands it.
  2. 17 Million Underinsured Americans, who use health care only when it is too late.
  3. Over 250,000 Uninsured Children in North Carolina.
  4. More than half of individual bankruptcy filings in NC related to medical bills, with about three-quarters of those individuals health-insured at the time they got sick.
  5. A country that spends twice as much per capita on health care than other developed countries, yet ranks lower in health outcomes.
  6. A system where 2/3 of health care spending is financed by public dollars, where private insurance companies announce record-breaking profits, yet 65 million go without the insurance they need to be healthy.

The CITIZENS of North Carolina are ready for Health Care for All, and Rep. Insko's bill gives them an Up or Down Vote. If the bill is passed, the people will be faced with this choice at the ballot box:

[ ] FOR [ ] AGAINST

Constitutional amendment providing that health care is a fundamental right.

If they decide that health care is a fundamental right, then it will be up to the state government to decide how best to implement Health Care for All. This bill does not provide a plan, it does not say we MUST have this or that, it simply gives the voters the chance to decide for themselves whether it is a fundamental right, much like a primary education for our children was deemed a fundamental right. While other plans offer high-cost Band-Aids, that do nothing to actually fix the system, Health Care for All offers the best chance at a fiscally and morally responsible plan dedicated to providing the best chance at good health for all North Carolinians.

Please contact Rep. Verla Insko (Verlai@ncleg.net) and let her know that YOU will be co-sponsoring Health Care for All this session.

Thank you for your time.

Comments

I'll get this done

once I get home tonight. It wouldn't be right to let Mr. Leo (Daughtry) think he had been left out of the fun.

"They took all the trees and put them in a tree museum Then they charged the people a dollar 'n a half just to see 'em. Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone? They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."

Robert

has Rep. Insko's bill been filed? Our precinct approved a resolution in support of it last night so I'm looking for an H__ number -- couldn't find it last night.

Thanks.

"They took all the trees and put them in a tree museum Then they charged the people a dollar 'n a half just to see 'em. Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone? They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."

I'll do it tomorrow I promise

Three hours with my dentist. At one point I flipped her the bird. (She's very sarcastic, from Brooklyn. Believe me, she deserved it.) Now she's threatening suicide. Seems dentists have a high rate of suicide and divorce. Gee. I wonder why.

Anyway, I'm on this, Robert. You're doing good stuff.

PS Can you get someone to pay the 50% Mr. DQ's "employee" insurance won't spend on my crown? I guess I should have just had the tooth pulled.
 
“All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players.”
So enjoy the drama.

Done.

Thank you for the sample letter. It helps to have words to massage.

Edited to add: I reminded Representative Boylan that this issue is important to everyone, no matter what their party, and asked him to respond to let me know what he thinks. You never know. . .

"Be the change you wish to see in the world." - Gandhi

Done

Thanks for your efforts, Robert P
Dharma Pup

I did use the mass email, but also

sent an email to Saunders individually. Sad thing is, the man has never responded to any of my emails. I'm going to put a letter in the mail to him today. He might not know how to use email yet. :)

I'm also going to call his office.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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