We were a little disturbed when Rep. Mike McIntyre voted against President Obama’s budget, which included a significant down payment on health reform. McIntyre was the only House Democrat to oppose the budget.
But Wilmington mother and health advocate Kay Zwan met with McIntyre and told him that health reform is critical to his constituents and that we will never get the federal deficit under control unless we check health spending.
Kay says that McIntyre committed to partnering with health advocates in North Carolina to make sure that everyone has access to the same health care that is available to members of Congress.
Not everyone has the initiative and drive of Kay Zwan — I know I can’t match Kay’s determination — but we can all contact our representatives at the state and federal levels and let them know the importance of getting every North Carolinian a choice of guaranteed, affordable health plans. If people like McIntyre hear from us, instead of just the special interests, we can make health reform a reality.