Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Message From President Obama...

Passing This (From the White House, President Barack Obama) On:

"If you’re like most Americans, there’s nothing more important to you about health care than peace of mind.

Given the status quo, that’s understandable. The current system often denies insurance due to pre-existing conditions, charges steep out-of-pocket fees – and sometimes isn’t there at all if you become seriously ill.

It’s time to fix our unsustainable insurance system and create a new foundation for health care security. That means guaranteeing your health care security and stability with eight basic consumer protections:

No discrimination for pre-existing conditions
No exorbitant out-of-pocket expenses, deductibles or co-pays
No cost-sharing for preventive care
No dropping of coverage if you become seriously ill
No gender discrimination
No annual or lifetime caps on coverage
Extended coverage for young adults
Guaranteed insurance renewal so long as premiums are paid
Learn more about these consumer protections at Whitehouse.gov.

Over the next month there is going to be an avalanche of misinformation and scare tactics from those seeking to perpetuate the status quo. But we know the cost of doing nothing is too high. Health care costs will double over the next decade, millions more will become uninsured, and state and local governments will go bankrupt.

It’s time to act and reform health insurance, drive down costs and guarantee the health care security and stability of every American family. You can help by putting these core principles of reform in the hands of your friends, your family, and the rest of your social network.

Thank you,
Barack Obama"

Wed 7/29/09

4 comments:

Clark said...

You can remove The Kingston News from your list.

Anonymous said...

Obama hasn't done anything yet.

N. S. said...

Clark,

Although we apparently have different views on some issues, I am also aware that we are on "the same page" (so to speak) in regard to other issues. Why be petty? Everyone's views and opinions are welcome here - and I truly appreciate your blog and would like to keep it listed!

That said, if you are adamant about me removing the listing (I don't believe I have to do so) - I (out of respect for you) will do so.

NS

N. S. said...

Anon,

Thank you for posting, even though I (respectfully) disagree with you.

NS