Eichelberger needs to support House Bill 1688

I feel the frustration directed at Washington politicians concerning the turmoil over health care.

After all, why should the government feel obligated to provide Americans health care?

Maybe some guys that risked their lives to sign a document in July 1776 would have something to say about that. Let me quote them:

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

But does that life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness thing make government responsible to provide us with a working health care system? If this is the case, then why would Congress resist providing all of us health care?

Maybe the reason is that politics and profits mean more to them than these mere words.

I do see a ray of hope in Pennsylvania House Bill 1688.

This bill will provide every resident of our commonwealth with comprehensive healthcare. This plan provides complete health coverage with the doctor of your choice. Also, this plan is not job/employment based, meaning if you’re out of work, you and your family still have health coverage.

I think most of us have payed more than 13 percent to the insurance industry for inadequate coverage.

To learn more about this, go to www.healthcare4allpa.org/

You may ask why then hasn’t this bill been passed into law? The bill must go through committees before a vote can happen. The downside is that one committee is the Senate banking and insurance committee.

Sen. John H. Eichelberger Jr. is vice chair of this committee. Eichelberger himself owns an insurance business.

The question is, does Eichelberger and the rest of the insurance politicians put politics and profit before the people they are supposed to serve?

Marty Hann

McConnellsburg

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