Recently President Barack Obama spoke about the need for health-care reform. I believe everything he said, and the fact is we can't wait for this needed reform.
I have good health coverage because my husband gets it through work; at least I think it's good -- we'll find out when we need to make a claim. My sister, however, is one of the 47 million uninsured. She is employed full time as a night guard. She makes a little over minimum wage and has no benefits at work. Even if health care were an option, she wouldn't be able to afford it.
This is why the public option is so important to me. There needs to be something for the working poor. This shouldn't happen -- not in America.