Letter: Let’s hold elected officials accountable on health care

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Editor,

We all reap the benefits of our Constitution when our elected leaders make decisions based on research and ethics. We lose out when self-interests or the interests of corporations lead the decision-making process.

When it comes to something like health care, I want to know that decisions are made that serve all Americans – encouraging us to make healthy choices to prevent some ailments and providing financial and medical support in times of need. I don’t want to have a plethora of plans or have variability as far as health care provisions based on our residency. I want to live in a country where health care is provided for all – one plan that covers thoroughly and definitively.

I want this plan based on research as far as what is working for us and other nations as well as what we want to improve upon. I want to know every American has access to see a doctor when needed, has access to prescriptions when needed and receives outstanding medical care when needed.

As Americans, we do have to evaluate our daily habits and work to stay healthy, but no one of us can predict a catastrophic medical condition that we or a loved one may face in the future. Let’s hold our elected officials accountable to do what is right in making sure every American has quality health care!

Shelley Carey, Carmel

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