Senator Baucus is playing a key role in the health care reform debate. As Senator Baucus searches for solutions to rural America's health care challenges, he needs to hear from rural Montanans, small business owners and family farmers and ranchers.
Will you write to Senator Baucus about health care reform today?
Our current health care system is not working for rural America. Too often, farmers and rural small business owners are forced to purchase coverage in the individual market where they pay more and receive less. Without adequate health care, rural communities suffer. On the other hand, health care reform that works for all of America will spur entrepreneurial rural development and stimulate our economy.
Here are some talking points to include when you write to Senator Baucus:
- Owner-operated farms, ranches and small businesses dominate the rural economy. Reform must provide options - including a public health insurance option - for small business and their employees.
- Rural America needs health care reform that provides quality, affordable options to everyone, treats rural providers fairly and creates incentives to keep our doctors, nurses and other providers in our small towns.
- Write about your own experience with health care, or the importance of health care reform to your community.
Mail your letter to:
Attention: Catherine Dratz, Senate Finance Committe
222 North 32nd St.
Billings, MT 59101
You can also write to the Senator online at this link: http://baucus.senate.gov/?p=
Senator Baucus is the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, the committee writing the health care reform bill. That means Montanans have a powerful voice in this debate.
Please let Steph Larsen at the Center know if you write to Senator Baucus. Email StephL@cfra.org or call 402-687-2103 x1014. Knowing that you wrote helps us track our progress towards health care reform.