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A strong public health insurance option

Can you write a letter to the editor about how important it is to include a strong public health insurance option in reform this year?

The process is simple -- just follow the three steps below. See the tips on the bottom right of the page for ideas (click on the "Writing Tips" tab). Please report any problems you have here.

Step 1: Select a newspaper

Local PapersCirculation  # Sent
USA Today 2,300,000 0
The Washington Post 822,000 0
The Washington Times 98,000 0
The Washington DC Examiner 67,000 0
Regional PapersCirculation  # Sent
The Baltimore Sun 322,000 0
The Patriot-News 152,000 0
The News Journal 133,000 0
The Daily Record 51,000 0
Step 3: Enter Your Address & Send

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Step 2: Write your letter

Use the talking points below the composition window for ideas.


Talking Points

Congress should include a strong public health insurance option in reform this year, based on the following principles:

Available to all of us: A strong public health insurance option should be available to anyone who chooses to participate. If you like your current plan, you can keep it; if you want to participate in the public health insurance plan, you can choose to do so.

A national plan with real bargaining clout: In order to truly control costs and compete with private health insurance plans, a strong public health insurance option must be available nationwide.

Ready on day one: Every day we wait on real reform, health care costs continue to rise. A strong public health insurance option right out of the gate is key to building a competitive program that will help control costs.

A truly public plan: To ensure it's held to the highest standards of accountability, a public health insurance option must be truly publicly run--accountable and transparent to Congress and to voters.

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