Wednesday, May 22, 2024

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Worried About Health Care Availability

To the Editor:

I am worried about the cost and availability of health care.  I know I am not alone.  I have Medicare today, and secondary insurance from my employer.  But how many Westport residents do not have either of these?

There is a proposal before our state legislature that would provide health care for almost everyone. It is called SustiNet. It was created by people who really understand the needs and the dilemmas. It is build on the experience and input of doctors, nurses and hospitals; small business owners and corporate leaders; people without health insurance and with inadequate coverage; labor unions; faith leaders; and health care advocates.

Connecticut can be a leader in health care reform for our country.  SustiNet combines the best of our public and private systems.  SustiNet offers a comprehensive, affordable benefit package including mental and dental health care. SustiNet offers the same health insurance benefits as a typical large employer in Connecticut.

I support this plan and have asked our state representatives to vote for it.  I hope you will join me.  Call today – the vote may come any day.

Catherine Onyemelukwe
Westport

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