Carrboro Aldermen Dan Coleman recently wrote to Sen. Kay Hagen on the board's behalf. Here is the letter:
Dear Senator Hagan,
I am writing on behalf of the Mayor and Alderman of the Town of Carrboro Board to urge you to give your full backing to the public option for health insurance sought by President Obama.
Municipal governments in North Carolina are struggling with double-digit annual increases in health insurance costs while county social services are hard-pressed to meet the needs of the uninsured and under-insured. We desperately need your help to achieve needed reform.
It is our belief that the health care crisis in the United States will ultimately only be solved by a single-payer national system. We encourage you, for the sake of the citizens of North Carolina and the nation, to do all you can to achieve such a system.
Dan Coleman, on behalf of
Alderman Jacquelyn Gist
Alderman Joal Hall Broun
Alderman John Herrera
Alderman Randee Haven-O'Donnell
Alderman Dan Coleman
Alderman Lydia Lavelle
Mayor Mark Chilton