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Dear Mr. President,

I am writing to express my fervent desire to see the strongest possible public option enacted in our new health care system. I have been on Medicaid for most of my adult life, and I can tell you that it is the only reason I am mentally stable. Without it, I could never afford the visits to the psychiatrist or the expensive prescriptions needed to keep my bipolar illness in check.

I want so much for my family, friends, neighbors, and fellow citizens whom I do not know but care about to have the option of having the government assist them with their medical bills. I have never been brought before a death panel and I don't feel like a "dangerous socialist" or a "bum." Rather, I feel like I have been given a chance at a normal life because I can receive the health care that I need to function without sacrificing money from the family budget that was earmarked for food and other expensive bills.

Please, Mr. President; we know that a strong public option is affordable. There is no excuse for not having one except for giving in to fear mongers, ignorance, and the insurance industry. Please give _all_ Americans the opportunity to have what I have, without having to force them into staying poor enough to qualify to receive medical care. No one should _ever_ have to qualify to have good health!

Thank you for your time, Sir. I wish you great luck in weathering the debate over fixing the health care system, and I pray that you will stand firm in representing those who cannot in any way afford even the most modified plan from a for-profit insurance company, whose greatest interest is in denying people care.

Respectfully Yours,

GPV

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