October 03, 2007
Message to Rep Tim Walberg on the SCHIP Legislation
Sent today - 10-3-2007
Congressman Walberg - I would hope and trust that as you are representing a district with significant unemployment and under-employment (what I might refer to as people who are working multiple part-time jobs or jobs without full benefits), that you reconsider your opposition to the expansion of SCHIP.
This bill would not effect me in the least as I would not qualify for this program and have health insurance through my work. However, at the end of the day, it is clear to me that the GOP and White House opposition to this bill stems from a few people moving off private insurance to this program. You can only be seen as supporting the profits of private insurance companies over the rights of working families.
If you viewed all programs as flawed because of problems at the margins, then we would never fund any of the war in Iraq because of waste and corruption in the contracts issued by the Pentagon.
Again, as a member of YOUR district, I strongly encourage you to consider the middle class families for whom the purchase of additional insurance is not a viable option.
Sincerely, Corey Seeman Saline, MI
Posted by cseeman at October 3, 2007 07:47 AM