Pashinski launches petition urging action on affordable health care

WILKES-BARRE, Aug. 14 – Seeking to show the resolve of Pennsylvanians toward fixing the national health care issue, state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, has launched an online petition asking Pennsylvania’s U.S. representatives and senators to come together and work on fixing America’s health care system.

“Just last week, I held a public meeting to discuss the critical issues facing the American health care system and the turnout was standing room only,” Pashinski said. “People were alarmed to learn that in the United States we pay twice as much for our health care than any other industrialized nation in the world. People want to know why, and in my opinion it’s because corporate profits are being put above the health and welfare of American citizens. But now we have a chance to actually reform our health care system so that we can all afford a universal health care plan that’s accessible to all.”

Pennsylvanians who sign the petition will have a letter in their name forwarded to Sens. Bob Casey and Pat Toomey, as well as Reps. Lou Barletta and Matt Cartwright.

Pashinski’s petition can be found at: www.pahouse.com/Pashinski/HealthcareReform/ActNow.

“If people want a quality health care plan they can afford, then they cannot be silent,” Pashinski. “They must stand up, speak out and send this petition to your senator and congressman today.”