National Consumers League

Declare Your Health Care Independence!


By Mimi Johnson, NCL Health Policy Associate Health care reform is the talk of this town these days, but it doesn’t mean you can’t make it the talk of your town. In fact, Senators and Congressmen alike have recently returned to their home states to celebrate our nation’s birthday. With their return to your neighborhood comes and opportunity for YOU to speak out for health reform. In fact, July 2nd was designated as “Health Care Independence Day”, and this month, you’re encouraged to wave your flags and act patriotically before your politicians to help illustrate that you – and 85% of Americans – are ready for a change. I’m heading back to Wisconsin and I hope to visit my Congressman’s office, donning red, white, and blue to ensure access to quality health care for me and you. Please share your health care stories – whether your inspiration for reform or your activities of support. We are always eager to hear from you – and we encourage you to reach out to your Senators, Congressmen, and local media. Happy Birthday, America! Let’s hope next year we can celebrate as an insured nation!