Senator Boxer: Join the Health Care Debate   

Saturday, July 25, 2009  


Dear Friend:

I need your help.
 
Making sure America’s families have access to affordable, quality health care is a complex challenge, but one we simply cannot afford to ignore any longer.
 
The status quo is unsustainable:
 
46 million Americans have no health insurance.  
 
The U.S. spends more than twice as much on health care per person than most other industrialized nations, yet we rank 29th out of 30 industrialized nations on infant mortality.
 
Employer-sponsored health insurance premiums have more than doubled in the last nine years.
 
And, a recent study found that, if we do nothing, families in many states, including California, will have to spend 40% or more of their pre-tax income on health insurance through their employer.
 
The time for action is now.  
 
As I work with my Senate colleagues to craft healthcare reform legislation, I ask you to help me by sharing your stories and experiences—both good and bad—with our healthcare system.   
 
Please go to http://boxer.senate.gov/features/healthcare/submit.cfm  to share your stories with me.   
 
 
I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

Barbara Boxer, US Senator, California
U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer