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Healthcare: America’s Topic
By Danny J. Bakewell Jr. (Contributing Editor)
Published August 13, 2009

The healthcare crisis is reaching a feverish pitch with critics and supporters of the historical legislation urged by President Barack Obama on the opposite end of the battle lines.

It is a hot stove topic that has African Americans talking and that in itself is a wonderful sign.

However, an even more significant step would be to call your local elected politicians and encourage them to take their plight to their congressional representatives and United States Senators.

There are clearly moments in our nation when only the voice of the voters will rise above all else just as it did when President Obama was elected in a monumental landslide.

In Inglewood this week the community came out in great numbers to receive free medical and dental services, but there were not enough dentist volunteers to service the needs of everyone.

That event underscored the importance of a national healthcare plan. It would benefit Americans of all walks of life, it would limit and stymie diseases that effect all fabrics of our society.

Employers will benefit because they would have the services of their workers and families would benefit because it would prevent unnecessary expenses that could go towards other needs.

This is a fight that we cannot allow for our President to battle alone. He needs us just like we needed him when it was a time for change and the great part is that the power is invested in our hands again.

Write, pick-up the phone, email, twitter, text–do what ever is most effective to get their attention in Washington D.C. to bring our country to a status that many other enjoy.

While some may not see healthcare as a right, it is a necessity that if not signed into law could affect those who are already fortunate to afford it.

The time is now to get involved in a process that could determine your life or that of your friend or neighbor. This is a time for action, and we’ll deal with the reaction later. Hit the computer, or if you’re going about it the old fashioned way write—write—write. Make a Change Today!!

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