The third letter: how can health care reform not be for poor people

Dear Governor Haslam, 

This is my third letter to you.  It asks a simple question.  How can health care reform not be for poor people??  How in Tennessee, or any state for that matter, can health care reform not address the needs of those most in peril, most  at risk.  How can we allow poverty to be the ultimate cause of sickness a death, particularly when the means to avert it are handed to you.  Medical care is not a nefarious plot to be avoided, but a gift to be embraced.  You’ve never been there.  You dont know.  Perhaps you cant.

I have been “free” of insurance for a little over 7 years now.  I found out that I need an operation last year.  I waited eagerly for Obamacare.  I found out I was too poor.  I was in the “Haslam hole.”  I made $5000 too little.  Strangely enough I also found out that if I divorced my wife as a single person I qualified.  Is divorce really to be the condition of health care for me??  That cant be the Tennessee you want.

Please speak out.  It starts with you or it doesnt start.  Become the governor for all Tennesseans.

The article below is one you might of seen.  Please read it and think about what it describes.

Until tomorrow.

Larry Drain

Millions of Poor Are Left Uncovered by Health Law – NYTimes.com
http://mobile.nytimes.com/2013/10/03/health/millions-of-poor-are-left-uncovered-by-health-law.html?source=web&cd=13&ved=0CFEQ1ScwDA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nytimes.com%2F2013%2F10%2F03%2Fhealth%2Fmillions-of-poor-are-left-uncovered-by-health-law.html%3Fpagewanted%3Dall&rct=j&q=medicaid%20expansion&ei=ar98U5vOLPPMsQSh-ICoDA&usg=AFQjCNEtZQzT9lcsWVGfl3LFDcZdFy81Wg&sig2=RI7_0UamY83CE_hIJqXrzQ&bvm=bv.67229260,d.cWc&pagewanted=all
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2 thoughts on “The third letter: how can health care reform not be for poor people

  1. Pingback: Health care reform and poor people | Dear Governor Haslam

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