Health Care Reform

Only Took Babs over 2 months to respond in typical boilerplate fashion. What a waste of space.

Dear Mr. Werner:

Thank you for getting in touch with me about health care reform. It’s good to hear from you.

I appreciate hearing your opposition to the health care reform bills that have been signed into law – the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148) and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (Public Law 111-152). While these bills are not perfect, I am proud of what we were able to accomplish. We passed a health reform law that saves and strengthens Medicare; makes sure insurance companies can’t discriminate against you because of a pre-existing condition, or because of your age or gender; provides universal access to health care, and emphasizes quality, prevention and integrative health to save lives and save money. These are the principles of health reform that I have been committed to and have been fighting for throughout my career.

The health reform bills will also improve our economy by reducing the federal deficit by $143 billion over the next ten years.

As we move forward, I do believe America will be better served by having guaranteed access to affordable, comprehensive, quality health care.

Thanks once again for writing. Please let me know if I can be of assistance in the future.

Barbara A. Mikulski
United States Senator

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Kimberly Fernley on May 22, 2010 at 8:35 AM

    Same thing for me! Just got my response 2 weeks ago. Of course, since NOV I have been contacting her and Hoyer in addition to the Sens and Reps on the list off of Sean Hannity’s website back in March. What is interesting, my husband and I also submitted letters from Dr. Rice’s Legal Care Reform website (introducing the same sort of ideas for attorneys and the cost of legal care in this country) (see The response from our MD Senators was “Thank you for contacting my office about health care reform”. It was not until a 3rd submission to Babs’s office that we FINALLY got a letter of “consideration”. Two things to draw from this: A. They are not really reading the content of any correspondence and B. They are never going to consider cutting their friends off at the fiscal knees so to speak. Please read the article by Dr. Rice, find his website and use the pre-written letter to send to the offices our leaders in DC. Drive a point! Live Free!


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