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Care system demands fix

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Leaving the choice to the insurance companies and HMOs to do the right thing is what has gotten us into this mess. It is time for the government to step in (just like in every other developed Western country) and mandate that health care costs come down.

I just received a letter from Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers regarding my concerns, and by and large her response centered around the dreaded “one-size-fits-all government run health care system.”

Instead of flatly denying change because the government must get involved, let’s put all the cards on the table and figure out what will work best to fix this obviously broken system.

Americans are fed up with costs continuing to rise and feeling like there is nothing they can do about it. I, along with just about everyone I know, am one injury away from lifelong debt. The cost of health care in this country is astronomically high.

We can no longer afford to sit there, wringing our hands, saying something has to be done. We, as the consumer and the constituent, must move to make change happen. If not, we won’t just get more of the same; our health care costs will continue to rise.

Angela M. Giampietri



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