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Letter To The Editor: Attend Galef Health Care Town Hall

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No doubt many people reading this have heard of Sandy Galef’s invitation to a town hall meeting to debate the pros and cons of single-payer health care in New York State. ( Tuesday Oct 10 from 7-9 p.m. at Cortlandt Town Hall, 1 Heady St., Cortlandt Manor.) No doubt many of you are asking “but, who will pay for this? Aren’t our taxes high enough?” As a nation we desperately need health care reform. Let’s work together to fix it. Not for the rich. Not for the middle class. But for us all. For the guy who cuts your lawn, and the woman who cleans your house, for the adjunct professor who teaches your college kids, and the young man who works in the deli. So many American jobs are part time or off the books specifically to save employers money and/or taxes. It’s time we all woke up. It's not about WHO is going to pay. Because we are all paying for the out-of-control health care system we have today. We are all paying for pharmaceutical companies more interested in profit than coming up with the next antibiotic. (And if you haven't read about this, you really ought to. All of our health is on the line.) So health care isn't about "them" vs. "us". It's about knowing that every American has access to affordable care. It's about caring for each other. I urge everyone to come to Sandy Galef’s meeting and participate in democracy.

Tracy Basile

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