Letters to Senators:
Senators opposed to the Senate health care bill have asked us to gather as many personal letters from physicians and patients as we can.
They will use some of them to read on the floor of the Senate during debate.
We will personally deliver them to Senate leadership, who will distribute to the appropriate Senators.
Guidelines for letters:
- BRIEF: Preferably no more than 600 words, that can be read out loud in about a minute.
- “SIGN” YOUR LETTER: Even though you are filling out an online-form, please include your customary signature in the body of the letter. We are using the name and address forms to sort them.
- PERSONAL, EMOTIONAL & SPECIFIC For example, Doctors, if you are concerned about access to care for seniors, please give an example.
Instead of “I’m worried that my senior patients won’t get the care I think is best for them” try “I have an 87-year-old woman who told me last week that she is so scared about cuts in Medicare that she can’t sleep at night” or “Already, I have had to cut my Medicare services by 50% or else I cannot take care of my other patients as well.”
They do not need intellectual analysis of the bill – they need your personal stories and reactions.
NOTE: BY SUBMITTING A LETTER YOU ARE GIVING TAKE BACK MEDICINE PERMISSION TO MAKE YOUR COMMENTS PUBLICLY AVAILABLE.