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The League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus

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Representatives urged to pass health care reform

Wednesday, Mar. 17, 2010

In a letter to central Ohio's U.S. Representatives, the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus urged passage of health care reform as it comes to the House floor this week.

The correspondence was sent in response to an action alert issued by the League of Women Voters of the United States. The following members of Congress were contacted:

  • U.S. Representative Steve Austria, 7th District
  • U.S. Representative Mary Jo Kilroy, 15th District
  • U.S. Representative Patrick Tiberi, 12th District

The full text of the letter follows:

On behalf of the board of the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus and our hundreds of members across central Ohio, I urge you to vote for the health care reform legislation that is coming to the House floor.

The current state of health care in this country is unsustainable. America is facing a health care crisis caused by a combination of skyrocketing costs and an insurance system that leaves 47 million living day-to-day without coverage. The health care system is endangering both our economy and our health.

We need health care reform now. The legislation coming to the House floor moves our nation toward universal coverage, effective cost controls, equitable distribution of services, and more efficient and economical delivery of care.