Talking Health Care Over the Holidays

This holiday season, many of you will discuss health care with loved ones.

That’s because health care is a family issue. Families struggle together, we care for one another when we’re sick, and we face down financial hardship as one.

After a near-catastrophic economic downturn, Americans everywhere face tough choices on where to spend their money. After paying for utilities, car insurance, housing and food, there’s not always enough to afford medicine, doctor visits or dental exams.

Did you hear a story from a family member about health care? Or perhaps you have a story of your own. Send it to your members of Congress.

Members of Congress use personal stories from constituents to decide their votes and illustrate why certain provisions are important. Despite the health bills passing the House and the Senate, Congress will be required to vote one last time on the bill that comes out of conference. Join us in sharing your story and helping us push for the strongest bill possible.

*This post originally appeared in SEIU Blog on December 28, 2009. Reprinted with permission from the author.

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Madeline Messa

Madeline Messa is a 3L at Syracuse University College of Law. She graduated from Penn State with a degree in journalism. With her legal research and writing for Workplace Fairness, she strives to equip people with the information they need to be their own best advocate.