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PHAN partners with Georgeanne Koehler to Launch Holiday Postcard Campaign For Reform
Georgeanne Koehler has devoted herself to working tirelessly for American health care reform that puts people before insurance company profits - she believes that, when it comes to something as basic as health care, we should stand together to make sure everyone is covered and that greed doesn’t come between anyone and adequate care. Georgeanne has a very personal motivation for her beliefs and her work – her brother lost his job and his health insurance and, because of a serious heart condition, could not get coverage. He worked as a pizza delivery driver and when his defibrillator battery died, so did he; slumping over the steering wheel of his car. Please consider her request below:
“We have many miles to go before we rest on our journey for quality affordable healthcare insurance for all Americans. We need to send a message, to our President Barack Obama and our elected officials, that our resolve is strong and that our journey will continue until all our goals are met. I need your help to send that message. I am asking you, your family and friends to send me a postcard with your ‘holiday wish’ for health care reform. I promise you I will get them to Washington DC.
My postcard reads: Dear President Obama and members of Congress, if on Dec. 15th, 2007 we had had healthcare reform with a public option, our family wouldn't have an empty chair at our Christmas dinner this year. Thank you for loving Americans so much.
What will your card read? Thank you for your help, united we win. - Georgeanne, (Billy's sister)
Submit your story here: http://www.pahealthaccess.org/share-your-holiday-health-care-wish.
The good will, love and joy that binds us together at this time of year reflects our desire that we should all be one American family when it comes to health care. When you’re sending out your holiday cards this year, please remember Georgeanne and the millions of families like hers that have been affected by our broken health care system.
Write down your health care story or message of support for reform and send it to Georgeanne at the address below or submitt your message online here http://www.pahealthaccess.org/share-your-holiday-health-care-wish .They will be gathered and personally delivered to our Representatives by Georgeanne before the holiday recess on December 17th. Keep those cards coming – Georgeanne is working on big holiday sacks to carry them all.
Please act now. Families can’t afford to wait; we need to get health care reform done this time.
Please send your card to:Georgeanne Koehler4114 Penn Avenue, Second FloorPittsburgh, PA 15224