Re: Health Care Emergency Guarantee Act
Dear (Senator/Representative) (LastName),
My name is (your name) and I am one of your constituents. I am writing to ask for your immediate support of the Health Care Emergency Guarantee (HCEG) Act sponsored by Senator Bernie Sanders and Representative Pramila Jayapal. As you likely know, the Act would extend Medicare coverage to cover all healthcare expenses for the duration of the COVD-19 crisis. With the coronavirus continuing to spread and over tens of millions of Americans left uninsured and underinsured, the issue of covering healthcare costs has become a matter of public health and safety.
The for-profit healthcare system has unquestionably made this pandemic more severe, causing infected people to stay home or delay seeking care because they simply could not afford to be diagnosed or treated. This has allowed the virus to spread even further, exacerbating the crisis. This proposed act would entirely solve that problem by making healthcare services equally available to all for the rest of the crisis.
Unlike proposed extensions of COBRA coverage, the HCEG Act would ensure that all funds directed towards relief of healthcare costs and extension of coverage will go directly to the needs of individuals, rather than providing bailouts to the private insurance industry and still leaving individual Americans struggling to pay for the cost of their healthcare.
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With more and more Americans continuing to fall ill each day, this legislation cannot wait. I urge you to take action to support the Health Care Emergency Guarantee Act today, for the sake of your constituents and your country.
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