Publication:Johnson City Press; Date:Aug 23, 2009; Section:Opinion/Editorial; Page Number:2B


Tell us your personal stories about health care




    A national debate on health care reform has taken center stage this summer. Members of Congress are holding town hall meetings during their recess to hear from their constituents Many are getting an earful from Americans who are either unhappy with President Obama’s health care proposals, or who are unhappy r with the current status of health care in this country.

    U.S. Rep. Phil Roe, R-1st, is scheduled to hold a public meeting Monday to hear from residents of the 1st District.

    The meeting will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. at Science Hill High School’s 8-9 Campus, 131 Pactolas Road.

    Health care reform is an important issue and one that deserves a serious discussion by all Americans. That’s why we want to hear from you. We invite readers to send us their personal anecdotes concerning their experiences — good or bad — with the health care system.

    Don t have health insurance and face a medical crisis? Then we want to hear from you. Unhappy with your Medicare coverage? Let us know what l you’d like to see done , to improve it. We also want to hear from you who are pleased w with your current private health care plan and want to keep it. You can “Sound off” on health care by sending your comments to Mailbag, P.O. Box

    1717 Johnson City, TN 37605-1717, or mailbag@johnsoncitypress.com. You can also e-mail comments to rhouk@johnsoncitypress.com. Please include your name, telephone number and address for verification.

    We will print your responses on the Opinion pages in the coming weeks.