South Heights Borough Council Resolves to Support HR 676 Medicare for All

by Randy Shannon
Sept. 28, 2009

The Borough of South Heights, PA recently passed a resolution calling on Congress and PA 4th CD Congressman Jason Altmire to support HR 676 – the National Health Care Act.

The resolution was introduced by Borough Council President Robert Schmetzer. It was signed by Mayor Richard Tranter. Mr. Schmetzer said: “There are numerous residents of South Heights who have cancer and other serious illnesses and cannot afford to pay for medicine.

Other residents have pre-existing conditions that make it difficult to buy a decent insurance policy. Those who are not rejected outright will be rated which will raise the cost of a policy up to $2,100.00 per month.”

“The insurance companies have everything set up in their favor. The people have to win one. We need national healthcare now.”

The Borough of South Heights joins the City of Aliquippa and the Borough of Ambridge as the third municipality on the Ohio River in Beaver County to call on 4th Congressional District Congressman Altmire to support HR 676.

HR 676 will be introduced on the floor of the Housed, debated, and voted in the coming weeks as the Weiner Amendment to HR 3200 the America’s Affordable Health Choices Act.

Please visit our Medicare for All page for a link to the South Heights Resolution.


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