October 20, 2009

HC response from Obama

 Just a note this response did not address my question in any way. It also states that military are receiving better treatment for PTSD and I know many military not getting any help in anyway. I would also state that H.R. 2 was a continuation of an existing program.


From: The White House - Presidential Correspondence
Subject: Thank you for your message
To: -------------
Date: Monday, October 19, 2009, 11:41 AM

Dear Friend:

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts with me.  I have heard
from countless Americans struggling to afford health insurance and
health professionals striving to provide care.  I appreciate your
      There is broad consensus among the American people on
the need for affordable, high-quality health care.  The rising cost of
health care is the most pressing financial challenge for families and
for our Nation, and controlling this cost is essential to bringing
down the Federal deficits we inherited.  We must end unfair
insurance practices that leave millions of Americans without
coverage, denying them access to care, and exposing them to
extraordinary burdens.  And we should ensure that all small
business employees have access to affordable, high-quality health
plans so that we can make our economy--and our small businesses-
-more competitive.  Now is the time to move forward, and I am
working to get health insurance reform done this year. 

      Since I took office, we have done more to improve health
care than we have in the previous decade.  In February, I signed
H.R. 2 to provide coverage for millions of children through the
Children's Health Insurance Program, and I signed the American
Recovery and Reinvestment Act to make key investments in
computerized medical records and preventive services.
      Still, more must be done to lower costs, expand coverage,
and improve the quality of health care.  My 2010 Budget makes a
major down payment on health insurance reform by implementing
efficiencies in government health care spending while improving
the quality of care.  To help fulfill the debt we owe to our service
men and women, it includes the largest proposed single-year
increase in veterans funding in 30 years.  It expands health care
to an additional 500,000 veterans by 2013, implements
technology that eases the transition from military care to veterans'
care, and enhances screening and treatment services for those
suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic
Brain Injury

      Looking forward, there are tough choices to be made, and I
will seek to bring employers and workers, health care providers
and patients, and Democrats and Republicans together to create a
system that delivers better care and puts the Nation on a
sustainable, long-term fiscal path.  To learn more about my agenda
or to share a personal story, please join me online at: 
www.healthreform.gov.  For further information on health care and
assistance that may be available to you, you may call 1-800-
FEDINFO or visit:  www.usa.gov.

I share the sense of urgency that millions of Americans have
voiced.  I watched as my ailing mother struggled with stacks of
insurance forms in the last moments of her life.  This is not who
we are as a Nation; together, we will fix it.


Barack Obama

To be a part of our agenda for change, join us at www.WhiteHouse.gov

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