There are 44 million uninsured working people in this country. That is the population of Oklahoma, Kansas, West Virginia, Nebraska, Maine, Delaware, Nevada, North and South Dakota, Alaska, Vermont, Wyoming and five other states. Imagine if all those states were in one area, would our government have ignored this?
Many of the hard-working uninsured avoid medical visits because of the expenses. When these people finally do see a doctor or visit an emergency room, someone pays, because, thankfully, people cannot be denied medical help. Who pays? The federal government pays, and we are that government.
Insuring the working poor can be done. If we flood the president's Oval Office with our letters, calls, and e-mails, the president will be influenced. Even if he doesn't really care about the poor, he will listen. He wants their votes! Of course, Senator Kerry should be bombarded, too. Kerry does have a plan to insure more of the working poor, but he, too, needs to know of their plight.