Rural People Have a Say in Health Care Reform

Cafe owners, farmers, the butcher and employees of small businesses in my town agree: the time is now for health care reform. And I've heard the same message from all over the Great Plains.
Rural people must be involved to get what we want from health care reform.  As senators across the nation search for solutions to rural America's health care challenges, they need to hear from rural Americans.

You can make a difference by calling or writing to your senator today.

Rural people know that our health care system can work better.

Owner-operated farms, ranches and small businesses dominate the rural economy. Reform must provide options, including a public health insurance option, for small businesses and their employees. Rural America also 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.  Health care reform will also spur entrepreneurial rural development and stimulate our economy.

A public plan option would increase competition in the insurance industry while also expanding choice and lowering costs.

When you write to your senator, be sure to include your own experiences with health care and the importance of reform to your community.

Help us track our progress toward health care reform by emailing (virginiaw@cfra.org) or calling (402-687-2103 x1017) to inform us that you wrote.

Write to your senator online at: http://www.cfra.org/09/health-care

Rural Americans have a powerful voice in the health care reform debate.

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