The following is the final part of the response I got, but instead of doing the whole thing I going to the part where the response talks about reducing the deficit and cutting fraud and abuse.
The congressional Budget Office confirmed that health reform will reduce the deficit by over $100 billion in the next decade, and over $1 trillion in the following decade. Learn more at: www.WhiteHouse.gov/blog/2010/03/18/resoponsible-and-paid
Cutting Waste, Fraud, and Abuse: Health reform implements unprecedented measures to fight waste, fraud, and abuse and improve the quality and outcomes of care for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries. The law ends unwarranted subsidies to private insurance companies and takes important steps to reduce unnecessary hospital admission, improve patient safety, coordinate care, modernize payment systems, and streamline record-keeping. It also realigns incentives to reward medical providers for the value, not the volume of their care. The law includes virtually all of the main ideas recommended by health policy experts to slow the growth of health care costs over time. Learn more at: www.WhiteHouse.gov/health-care-meeting/proposal/titlevi.
While some of these reforms will be put in place later, a host of desperately needed reforms will take effect this year. American workers and families can feel more secure knowing that neither illness nor accident should endanger their pursuit of the American Dream. etc. etc.
Thank you for writing.
I think this is all boiler plate response and Obama never saw or read my letter, nor did those who received it, but just sent a canned response. Some how I think this is how most politicians operate. One thing is sure if one truly wants to cut abuse and waste cut funding of CAM!