By Masada Disenhouse
November 9, 2009 (La Mesa) -- As an East County resident I was very disappointed, though not surprised, that my Congressperson, Duncan Hunter, voted against the best interests of his constituents when he voted no on the House of Representatives healthcare bill. Though the bill is not perfect, still giving too much to insurance companies and too little to citizens, it would be a step forward.
* Mr. Hunter voted against banning insurance companies from rescinding your insurance policy when you get sick.
* He voted against preventing insurance companies from using a pre-existing condition as a pretext to deny you coverage or raise your rates.
* He voted against moving towards a time when all East County residents have affordable access to basic healthcare.
I urge Mr. Hunter and the rest of the San Diego County delegation to put their constitutents first and support these positive changes when the bill comes back to the House.
Masada Disenhouse is co-chair of the Green Party of San Diego County and a La Mesa resident. The views in this editorial reflect the views of its author and do not necessarily reflect the views of East County Magazine. If you wish to submit an editorial for consideration, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.