Considering all the rhetoric about the GOP’s replacement for the Affordable Care Act, I find it rather ironic and irresponsible that the media, both print and electronic, have failed to inform the public that a viable replacement exists and is facing Congress in House Resolution 676. It was first introduced by Rep. John Conyers Jr., a Michigan Democrat, in 2010 and was re-introduced on Jan. 24.
All Americans, regardless of political affiliation, should be given the opportunity to read and hear about HR 676 so they can be informed about this single-payer plan for national health care, as proposed by the Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP).
By providing the American voters with this information, it gives them the opportunity to examine an alternate solution to the problem and an opportunity to contact their elected representatives and let them know what they think.
I encourage all Americans to visit the website of the PNHP at www.pnhp.org and use the pull-down side bars to answer their questions about this legislation. The frequently asked questions section is quite useful.
James C. Nelson, Fresno