Healthcare reform has become the most important political issue of the second half of 2009. Americans have become concerned as to how the reform will impact their lives. Everyone recognizes that something must be done to reform the system, but no one has been able to define what needs to be done. Special interest groups, political parties, and the medical community, each have their opinions on the right approach, but there seems to be no consensus on the final reform needed.
We East Texans know something must be done. With an aging population, we know healthcare will become an integral part of our lives. Many East Texans and Americans have had their lives turned upside down as they have tried to care for love ones who did not have enough or any insurance. Families have found themselves in dire financial straits, some to the point of bankruptcy as they try to work through these challenging situations.
What should East Texans do? Get involved, contact your congressman, express your opinions. Read the proposals, although the bill is lengthy. Do not listen to political pundits exclusively, make up your own mind. Do not allow misinformation to cloud your judgment, or form your opinion. This bill is too important to allow others to make up your mind for you.
The Healthcare Reform bill is a once in a generation piece of legislation. It will impact the lives of East Texans and Americans for decades to come. Know that you have had some impact on it.
Saturday, May 25 2013 2:19 PM EDT2013-05-25 18:19:02 GMT
A Lufkin man was arrested after running from police Saturday night. According to the police report, Edmond Fowler was reported trespassing at a residence on the 400 block of Birch St. in Lufkin. TheMore >>
A Lufkin man was arrested after running from police Saturday night.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 12:25 PM EDT2013-05-25 16:25:02 GMT
Saturday the Garden of Memories was filled with veterans and members of the community paying tribute to our country's heroes. "If it wasn't for our fallen comrades we wouldn't be free today," said JudyMore >>
Saturday the Garden of Memories was filled with veterans and members of the community paying tribute to our country's heroes.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:44 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:44:23 GMT
Stephanie Olford spent Friday afternoon organizing one of the pantries at the North Lufkin Hope Center. "We don't want to leave nobody out of food of any kind and turn nobody away," said Stephanie Olford. EveryMore >>
Every first Tuesday and Thursday the Hope Center passes out groceries to low income families.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:47 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:47:43 GMT
A Tennessee woman died Thursday afternoon, 17 days after a three-vehicle accident involving a FedEx truck.Jo Ann Jacobson, 75, of Savannah, Tenn., died at 1:30 p.m. at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.Jacobson'sMore >>
A Tennessee woman died Thursday afternoon, 17 days after a three-vehicle accident involving a FedEx truck.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:33 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:33:37 GMT
Authorities in Houston County are searching Salmon Lake in Grapeland for a 20-year-old man who is believed to have drowned Friday afternoon.Houston County Sheriff's Office deputies and Grapeland PoliceMore >>
An Orange man died after drowning in a Grapeland lake Friday afternoon.More >>