Our beloved Lovex7 sent me an email and asked that I post this letter here at BlueNC. Here is part of the letter but follow this link to read it all.
As a candidate, I promised to never vote to cut Medicare. I believe promises must be kept, even when it is not easy. In keeping my promise to defend Medicare, it is impossible for me to support the current health-care bill. Though I believe in reform, it must not be achieved at the expense of senior citizens.
I was an original co-sponsor of a bill to repeal the antitrust exemption health insurance companies have enjoyed for 65 years. This exemption has kept insurance prices artificially high. When the Senate passes this bill, we will see premiums go down as competition increases. I remain committed to commonsense, reality-based health-care reforms without sacrificing care for our most vulnerable citizens: seniors, the terminally ill and the disabled.
After reading the letter, please remember to read the comments, they are well worth your time.