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Letters to President Obama


Scott, Staceyanne, & Mason Fontana, Chico, California

August 9, 2009


Subject: Health Care

Dear President Obama -

I am very concerned about what I am hearing about your new Health Care Plan. My wife and I care for our only child, an 8 yr. old boy, Mason, who has a form of muscular dystrophy is wheelchair bound, ventilator dependent and feeds through a g-tube. Needless to say he is a very happy little boy and the love of our lives. I work full time and am blessed to have health insurance through my employer. This insurance pays for all of our sons care and the medical equipment we use in the home. Our son requires in home nursing care which is also covered by our health insurances and MediCal. My recent concerns are rumors that I am hearing about our proposed health care plan that would no longer allow children like my son to be cared for in our home and lead to he and children like him being institutionalized in order to contain health care costs. Please help me to alleviate these concerns. I have faith in you as our President and truly appreciate all you do.


Thank you,

Scott, Staceyanne & Mason Fontana 

Chico, CA

The President's Response

Scott, Staceyanne & Mason—

Thank you for your note. I promise—nothing in our health care plan would take away Mason’s care. In fact, we are trying to strengthen the system so care will always be there for him.

Barack Obama