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Monday, November 7, 2011

State of Florida Employees Health Benefits Change

So Governor Rick Scott has limited the number of health plans that State workers like myself can choose. Now we're down to AvMed and Blue Cross Blue Shield, which both gave generously to his campaign. http://thinkprogress.org/health/2011/08/08/290082/rick-scotts-health-reforms-to-benefit-campaign-contributors/

In response, I've written him the following postcard:

I am a state employee. You reduced my health plan options, and this will force me to switch doctors and to pay premiums to your cronies. WHO ARE YOU TO COME BETWEEN ME AND MY DOCTOR?

Postcard political messages is something I'm working on right now. It keeps your message concise and you don't have to spend much time on it. I think this is the first I'll be sending to his door. I've sent some in the past to my congressmen in Washington.

It is true that my regular doctor doesn't take either of the insurance policies offered by the state now. It's truly annoying, because who wants to switch doctors after you know and trust someone?

This is also a rude reminder to me to pay more attention to local (state-level and down) politics. Sure, all the drama is in national items, but the stuff that really affects my everyday life is no farther away than Tallahassee most days, and usually it's a lot closer. Local politics affect our quality of life, and yet so many people don't vote if it's not a presidential election.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Glen A. Wyeth said...

I couldn't agree with you more. The recent "election" of Rick Scott has motivated me to pay closer attention to local politics. The local races, sadly, are the ones that get swept under the rug in media awareness, yet they're the most influential in shaping our everyday lives. I'm embarrassed this man is allowed to occupy the Governor's Mansion.

November 28, 2011 at 3:27 PM  

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