Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The Post-Election Outlook

On Tuesday, November 4, Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) was elected to serve as the 44th President of the United States. President-elect Obama and the 111th Congress will inherit a challenging agenda that includes a troubled economy, a war on terror, and the desperate need for health care reform.

A new Congress and the Obama Administration could make health care reform a top priority in 2009. But because of the competing demands for attention and resources, a comprehensive health care reform package is not guaranteed to move in the 111th Congress.

People living with MS and other chronic diseases have a stake in shaping the health care reform agenda, and the time to have your voice heard is now. To ensure that Congress keeps healthcare as a top priority on its agenda, it is important that your legislators hear from you today! Without your input, health care reform could be pushed aside.

Take action today!
Call the Capitol switchboard at 1-800-828-0498 to speak with your legislator's office about this issue.

Many organizations have already developed health care reform principles to help frame the broader issue for legislators to consider. Click here to read the National MS Society's Health Care Reform Principles. Please share the Society's principles with your elected officials, health care providers, friends, and family.

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