To the editor:
As an American who has watched both friends and family suffer under our disastrous health insurance system, I’m proud that my congressman, Rep. Dennis Moore, had the political guts to vote for H.R. 3962, the Affordable Health Care for America Act.
I believe the United States would benefit most from the kind of universal system that has proven successful in Canada or Europe, where citizens have much higher life expectancy than Americans.
Nonetheless, Rep. Moore’s vote for this bill was a vote to provide secure and stable coverage for Americans with insurance, expand coverage for those who do not have insurance, lower costs for families and businesses, and begin to reduce the deficit.
I wish the rest of Kansas’ congressional delegation had the backbone to put people before corporate profits.
Thanks, Congressman Moore, for standing up to the insurance industry lobbyists and voting for the health of your constituents.