I'm not sending this to my own congressional critter, Frank Wolf, because he's a tea-bagger. I'm making it an open letter to you instead.
I am a woman.
I am a hard-working Democratic advocate.
I ring doorbells. I make phonecalls. I hand out literature at the polls and on back-to-school-nights. And not just for my husband, but for every single democratic candidate for the last eight years.
I want healthcare reform. Actually, what I really want is universal health care, single-payer style, but I'll take what I can get.
I can get better than this.
You say your bill covers 95% of Americans.
But the Stupak amendment leaves me, and every citizen capable of getting pregnant, uncovered.
I am FURIOUS that you would vote for this amendment and this bill. How DARE you bargain with my body, my life, my health.
And what did you get for it? This bargain? Did Republicans come flocking to vote for the bill? No.
You are not going to get the Republicans to vote for any health care bill. You're not. Just face that and move on. Since you're not going to get that, why don't you try this: Go back to Square One. Universal Health Care. Single-Payer style. Medicare for Everyone. Starting at Birth. And women's health covered too.
Don't make me regret working to get Democrats elected. All Democratic candidates, not just the one I'm married to.
Through My Glasses, Dorkily
6 years ago