Michelle Knows Health Care

Health Care System Did Well for Them

Health Care System Did Well for Them

Just received this e-mail (see text below) from Michelle Obama – organizing health care service. Michelle certainly has first-hand experience about why health care costs so much.

Michelle Obama had a nice job at the University of Chicago Medical Center. When her husband became a Senator, Michelle was promoted to a newly created position of Vice-President for External Affairs and her salary is boosted from $121,000 to $316,000. Now there’s public service!

Maybe the President is right, health care system is broken — only works for you if you are the wife of a Senator who can help get you earmarks.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009 11:35 AM
From: “First Lady Michelle Obama”
To: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Stephanie —

National and community service has been a cornerstone of my life, as I know it has been for many Americans. And with the daily struggles now confronting so many families, it’s especially important for us to reach out to one another and offer a helping hand.

I’ve just launched United We Serve, a national initiative to tackle our toughest problems by working hand-in-hand in communities across the country. We aim to make a real difference right now and bring more and more Americans into a tradition of life-long service to make an even greater difference down the road.

I’d like to invite you to be a part of it by joining Organizing for America’s National Health Care Day of Service this weekend. You can join up with other local OFA supporters to help improve health care services in your community and make a difference as we work to reform America’s health care system.

Sign up now to participate in a National Health Care Day of Service event this Saturday, June 27th.

Attend a National Health Care Day of Service event

There’s an old Thomas Edison quote I’ve always liked: “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” It’s no secret that our country faces some enormous challenges right now, and meeting them will take a lot of hard work. But in that work lies an equally great opportunity — a chance to serve. And I do believe the chance to serve is a precious gift indeed.

Service has played a transformative role in my life — bringing me tremendous joy and helping me find the path that led to where I am today. As a parent, I believe service is a great way to demonstrate values and to teach our children firsthand what it means to commit to a purpose beyond ourselves.

It should be a part of everyone’s life. From the moment someone can walk to the day they leave this planet, service should be a part of how we give back, how we say thank you, how we express our gratitude for the lives that we’ve been given.

So I’m deeply honored for this chance to support our United We Serve initiative and Organizing for America, and I hope you’ll be able to participate this weekend. Please sign up now to volunteer at a local event:

http://my.barackobama.com/hcserviceattend

Thank you,

First Lady Michelle Obama

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