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McIntyre says he’s committed to health reform

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.

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  1. Kay Zwan

    April 24, 2009 at 6:04 am

    I too was very disappointed that Congressman McIntyre voted against the budget – but, I was elated by his promise to stand with us on Healthcare Reform. As I shared with him for the first time we have a President and First Lady whose life experience with cancer and MS where they have witness what the loss of one’s wellbeing means and the short comings of the US Healthcare System. Their commitment to patients and our families give us HOPE that we have a VOICE in the White House and that we will have our Rights restored. President Obama cannot not accomplish Restoring Our Rights through Healthcare Reform without Congress’ support and the support of the PEOPLE – we must stand united!

    Our Health is at the core of our wealth individually and collectively denying All American Citizens access to affordable quality care denies us the opportunity of the American Dream. President Obama was a Professor of Constitutional Law therefore, his personal and professional experience have led him to the conclusion that the Discriminatory Practices in US Healthcare System has made it one of the Greatest Violators of Human Rights of the 21st Century – President Obama is committed to ensuring that Every American Citizen have the same Rights as our legislators – this will be accomplished through Healthcare Reform Restoring our Rights to Affordable Quality Healthcare a Right & Responsibility of Every American Citizen.

    I have been so honored to be aligned with the NC Justice Healthcare Coalition – who fights our fight everyday as our Voice demonstrating the real cost to families, businesses and our state. All in the name of capitalism the Private Insurance Industry own ALL American Citizens Health & Wealth as their Commodity. This power gives the Insurance Industry the Right to take everything we have our jobs, our homes, our savings – and still deny us access to affordable quality care. Our legislators have empowered the Insurance Industry with complete power to decide who will survive disease and who will not based on who can write the biggest check with ZERO accountability to that decision! The Insurance Industry has ALL decision making power in private and public healthcare systems and complete control over 2.3 Trillion dollars and they refuse to make any concessions!

  2. AdamL

    April 27, 2009 at 8:28 am

    Thanks for the post Kay! And thanks for holding your representatives accountable.

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