Letters to the Editor

Where is Melissa Bean?

To the Editor:

After reading Congresswoman Melissa Bean’s stated keys for evaluating proposed health care legislation, I have a few questions.

How can we coordinate care for measured outcomes without the government interfering with doctors and patients health decisions?

How can we stabilize existing plans when a government option would undermine private plans? Won’t employers dump their plans and send the employees to the government plan to save money?

Is Bean really going to have shared responsibility for the cost? Are people who choose to sit on their butts and not work going to pay anything? Are illegal immigrants? No matter what I will have to pay more. Right?

How do we mandate a measurable reduction in cost increases without rationing care and limiting what a doctor can earn?

How can we promote personal responsibility in prevention and wellness without having the government intrude in my life and trample my rights?

What does Bean mean by quality outcomes? Does that mean that Bean thinks doctors and surgeons are not performing well?

My family has great outcomes with our doctors and want no change.

With legislation pending that will radically change America shouldn’t Bean hold a town hall meeting? Where is Melissa Bean?
Mark Montgomery

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