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    Senator Kerry, please join your collegues and support S.973/H.R. 2251.

    I can't tell you how greatful I am for you posting at this blog.

    But I fear that the democratic party is walking into a trap with the Healthcare Reform.

    There is already a huge shortage of primary care physicians, throughout the country.

    The wait time in IL to see a primary care doctor is 7 weeks. It's much worse in rural parts of the country. And these waittimes are projected to increase next year even without any increase in the number of individuals with access to primary care.

    Healthcare Reform and the democrats will be unfairly blamed from next year onwards for these waittimes. The shortage of primary care physicians is getting worse every single year with nothing being done about it..

    If you want healthcare reform to address the critical shortage of primary care providers, please support this amendment to the healthcare reform bill...

    S.973/H.R. 2251

    The above amendment already has about a dozen democratic co-sponsors, but it needs more. It needs your support Senator Kerry.

    We need more primary care providers if Healthcare reform is going to work as intended. Without primary care providers, patients will not get needed preventative care.

    And worse yet, once 47 million people are provided with insurance, wait times to see a doctor will go up, unless the above amendment is included to train more primary care providers.

    This isn't some nutty isolated cause.

    Sens. Charles Schumer (D-NY), Harry Reid (D-NV), and Bill Nelson (D-FL), and Reps. Joe Crowley (D-NY), Kendrick Meek (D-FL), Kathy Castor (D-FL) introduced S. 973/H.R. 2251 on May 5, 2009.

    There isn't a bigger proponent of healthcare reform than Chuck Schumer. There is a very good reason why he so strongly wants amendment S.973/H.R. 2251.

    This amendment is absolutely critical in ensuring that we have enough primary care physicians to actually reduce costs and provide care for everyone.

    Thank you so much for your time and your service Senator Kerry.

    The religious fanatics didn't buy the republican party because it was virtuous, they bought it because it was for sale

    by Internet Addict on Fri Jul 31, 2009 at 05:36:37 PM PDT

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