From the moment that Obama took office it has been clear that the Republican party intends to challenge everything he wants accomplished.

Dear Editor  
From the moment that Obama took office it has been clear that the Republican party intends to challenge everything he wants accomplished. They want him to be a failure at all cost. They turn a deaf ear to bigoted hatred that’s spewing forth from their ranks. They willingly stand by and watch the poor beg for health care. That will become common place if we refuse to reform our health care system. To make reform worth while, we absolutely need a public health care plan.
When Obama called for health care reform, all kind of irrational fears surfaced. Mostly driven by insurance companies, politician’s, and cable news misinformation. My elderly generation, being financially vulnerable, are most susceptible to this unfounded fear. They fear losing health care coverage altogether. They fear someone dictating what doctor they see. They fear tax increases. A republican bill sparked fear that “grandma’s plug is going to be pulled.” They fear medical test’s restrictions. They fear the government knowing what they’re treated for. A record already exists in your insurance file’s on what your treated for. So what’s the difference?
This nation has a history of tackling adversity head on, and we need to honor that history by ending negative rancor. Insurance reform is a necessity, not a luxury. Let’s get it done.
Tom Davis
Girard