Senator Hagan - I am writing this letter to urge you to support Senator Bernie Sanders' American Health Security Act of 2009, which is a Single Payer health care bill. I have no delusions of this bill's ability to pass the Senate - it surely will not.
The reason to vote in favor of it is to measure the support in the Senate of a single payer style health care bill. This is something that likely will not be able to pass for decades, but what Sen. Sanders is doing is important because it gives us a baseline to see how many votes we have now, and how many we need to work for in the future.
I am currently 32 years old. I hope to see a single payer system implemented in the USA before I die. This is a fantastic first step.
Please show the rest of the country that North Carolinians are progressive Southerners -- not knee-jerk-reaction head-in-the-sand conservatives.
Please support the American Health Security Act of 2009.