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Taking A Stand: The health care debate

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By Vice-President/General Manager Debbie Bush

EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - It's official name is the Affordable Health Care for America Act of 2009.

With a price tag of one trillion plus, the bill is more than 2,000 pages long.

And it comes with an amendment that has pro-life and pro-choice supporters at each other's throats.

If you're sick of hearing about health care reform now, just wait.

The debate is only heating up.

At the it was just last weekend that the bill passed the house 220 to 215, certainly not a mandate.

And in its current form it could be dead on arrival in the Senate.

Senator Lieberman has already threatened a filibuster.

The future of health care reform right now may be in doubt but what's clear is something needs to be done.

But what? It's our health on the line here a prescription must be written and we can't sit in the waiting room doing nothing.

But how do we pay for it? We need to get involved.

As one gentleman said at Rotary, we have to be responsible for our own health.

Get involved, read the bill, a link is on our website.

And contact our lawmakers:

Whether you have health care or not, this issue involves you!

Evansville Rotary Club this week, experts representing hospitals, physicians, the insurance industry and organized labor agreed on one point, the status quo is not an option.

Our current rate of spending is un-sustainable.

Click here to read the bill online.

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