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    Re: Healthcare Reform

    Posted by Sharon on 4/05/10

    Okay, time out. I gotta show you guys something. Regardless of what you think of healthcare
    reform, this one is just plain wrong!

    In a message dated 4/5/2010 11:18:46 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
    Dear Mrs. kramer:

    Thank you for contacting me to express your opposition to a public healthcare option in healthcare
    reform legislation. I am pleased that you took the time to write to me on an important issue facing
    our country, and I welcome this opportunity to explain my views.

    As you know, President Obama signed two health reform bills into law; the Patient Protection and
    Affordable Care Act (Public Law No. 111-148), and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act
    (Public Law No. 111-152). These pieces of legislation will reduce the deficit by $143 billion over
    the first 10 years and by as much as $1.3 trillion over the second 10 years. A public option was
    not included in the final legislation. Instead, the bill requires the Office of Personnel
    Management (OPM) to create two national plans, one of which must be a non-profit. While this
    solution is not the same as a public option, it will provide additional coverage choices to people
    purchasing insurance.

    I supported the health reform legislation because I believe it will lower premium costs, increase
    access to health insurance, and provide new consumer protections from insurance company abuses. It
    does all this in a fiscally responsible way, reducing the deficit and extending the solvency of the
    Medicare Trust Fund.

    Please know that as this legislation is implemented over the next few years, I will keep your
    comments in mind while I work to make sure that this legislation improves the healthcare system in

    Again, thank you for writing. If you have any further questions or comments, please do not hesitate
    to contact my Washington, D.C. office at (202) 224-3841. Best regards.

    Sincerely yours,
    Dianne Feinstein
    United States Senator

    Further information about my position on issues of concern to California and the Nation are
    available at my website You can also receive electronic e-
    mail updates by subscribing to my e-mail list at

    In a message dated 4/5/2010 12:30:00 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

    Dear Senator Feinstein,

    Thank you for your reply. May I ask who wrote this response letter on your behalf? Apparently,
    neither they nor you actually read my letter to you.

    Contrary to the reply received from your office, I did not "express [my] opposition to a public
    healthcare option in healthcare reform legislation." I expressed my opposition to healthcare
    reform legislation which does not include a public option.

    My feeling is that without adding competition for the insurance industry to the equation, we are
    simply handing over trillions of our hard earned tax dollars to the insurance industry; while
    giving them even greater monopoly control of our economy and the future of our physical and
    financial health as a nation.

    My feeling is that we are adding 30 million more people to an already broken and insurance industry
    controlled system - with even the first amendment invasive intent to penalize those private
    citizens who refuse to buy insurance from the private sector monopoly of the insurance industry.

    Sadly, this response letter from your office appears to be a clear illustration that our elected
    officials have not listened a word their constituents have said over the matter.

    Sharon Kramer
    Escondido, Ca 92029

    I had to fax it. The email address from which it came, comes back
    with a " ----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----(reason: 550 5.1.1
    ... User unknown)"

    On 4/05/10, johncodie wrote:
    > On 4/02/10, Thomas Paine wrote:
    >> So when reality clashes with your opinion, you alter the reality.
    >> Interesting
    >> Thomas Paine
    >> On 4/02/10, johncodie wrote:
    >>> On 4/02/10, Thomas Paine wrote:
    >>>> Whether you choose to believe it or not, the facts are the facts. Insurance companies are
    >>>> highly regulated. Their financial data is public domain. Simply seek and ye shall find.
    > No your propaganda sides with the Allstate request for a 45&37; rate hike. Can you see the state
    > Commissioner saying sure when the just got a 25&37; profit. Makes better reason when you only
    > it was a missley 3&37;. Ask for 45&37;, get 10&37; with the 25&37;. Not bad even with payouts
    in a bad year.

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