Does Congressman Scott know where you stand?

Do you support the health care bill?

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According to the AJC, more than 600 people showed up to participate in an annual health fair conducted by U.S. Rep. David Scott. This year’s event was like none other since the health care reform bill, created to ensure all Americans have some form of health insurance, is a hot topic.

Although the forum got rambunctious at times, Scott and supporters on both sides voiced opinions without further public displays of ignorance like that swastika incident. According to Scott, 147,000 of his constituents are uninsured.

As per news reports, Scott has actually attempted to slow down the health care bill. Having missed only three votes this year, he usually sides with Democrats. However, thanks in part to the House Democrats’ Blue Dog Coalition of which Scott is a member, Congress will readdress the health care bill after the break.

Have you dared to try and decipher any of the lengthy health care bill? What are your thoughts on this issue? As a Clayton resident, how would you ask Congressman Scott to represent you on this, and why?

Four-term Democratic Congressman Scott’s district covers parts of Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fulton and Henry counties. Click here to let Scott know your thoughts on this issue.

In addition, what do you think about State Rep. Celeste Johnson’s (D-75) sudden resignation? According to news reports, she is returning to Florida to care for elderly parents and concentrate on family. For the county’s sake let’s hope there’s no behind the scenes drama involved with this decision. Who in that district would you like to see replace her? Johnson’s resignation is effective August 31.

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Just Mom

September 11th, 2009
11:56 am

I have read much of the health care bill and have not found much there to help the many Americans. I have also recently purchased individual health insurance. My daughter recently dropped off my husband’s company policy and, being a student, did not have a job that provided insurance. I did some research and found private health insurance that was better than she had with my husband’s company policy and was a third the cost of government regulated COBRA. Yes, I had to do a lot of research to find the best policy for her but it was our personal choice and we were not stuck with the policy for an entire year.

That’s right…government insurance was 3 times the cost of private insurance. The private insurance company was easy to work with, very responsive to her needs and when she got a job that had insurance benefits, they celebrated for her.

During the August break for Congress, I research how much private insurance would be for a family of four: Dad, 53 years old: Mom, 50 years old: daughter, 23 and daughter 18. I found over 150 policies ranging from $254 to $1200 a month. There was a wide range of deductibles, co-pays and out-of-pockets. The important thing here is that we have a huge choice without government interference. The difficulty is that we have to follow the directions Mr. Obama gave our children to study hard, don’t give up and take personal responsibility.

I have several questions:
Why is further new legislative action needed to clear out the fraud from Medicare/ Medicaid?
Why do I have to carry maternity care when I am unable to get pregnant?
Why can’t I take my private insurance across state lines? Why can’t I buy insurance from another state”
Why do more people understand their cell phone contract better than their health insurance? Have you bought a cell phone plan lately?