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?
- 48 Million Uninsured Americans, in a system that demands it.
- 17 Million Underinsured Americans, who use health care only when it is too late.
- Over 250,000 Uninsured Children in North Carolina.
- 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.
- A country that spends twice as much per capita on health care than other developed countries, yet ranks lower in health outcomes.
- 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.