September 17th, 2009


Letter to Senator Feinstein on Health Care

I'm one of the 63% of American physicians recently surveyed by authors for an article that appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine, who favor inclusion of a public option in any healthcare reform. The cost of healthcare is out of control and getting worse. Senator Baucus has become the Neville Chamberlain of health care reform. I urge you to accept nothing less than a public option in forthcoming legislation. Join Senators Nelson Rockefeller and Bernie Sanders in insisting that their be, at the least, a public option.

This will cost me income! There are bigger things than money. I have 7 children and 10 grandchildren, and this could be th bill that extends Medicare to the entire U.S. Population. If you do it as Single Payer, there will be no deficit spending. If you can't go all the way, at least don't sell out, and become a member of the flock of Republican-appeasers that seems to have forgotten who won the last election, and why!