I have written all my congress critters and Legislators many times each over the last couple years. A bunch this year on health care.
They always respond per real paper mail.
I have not received spam from them at all.
I think most return mails are a type of form letter but you must keep in mind, numbers is all that really matters to them. It is wise to write because they do keep score on which side of an issue most of the voters fall on. Numbers matter !!!
I personally don't understand why everyone isn't for more options on health care. The more options I have, the better price I would hope to be able to negotiate. Isn't that the way it works in the real world? I think most politicians are more interested in the campaign donations they receive from the insurance companies. We are being sold down the river. The insurance companies are fighting this tooth and nail and a lot of regular people are being sucked in by the fear that is being planted in their minds.
Also, I think a lot of folks fail to realize they will be on a government plan in just a few years anyway, whether they like it or not. Its called medicare. When you qualify for it, guess what? Blue cross doesn't want you any more. Oh, they will take some of your money to give you a little extra coverage but that's it.
I'm so disgusted about the whole situation, I say bring it on and bring it on now. I'll take my chances with any and all options.
Believe it or not I have voted very conservative since the early 70's so a huge change in thinking for me. Probably got a lot to do with going from working to retired soon? Throws me in a totally difference frame of mind.
Probably more than I should disclose but there it is.
I feel much better now
PS. I would love to see Blue cross begging for my business for a change. I've only paid the A$$ 000's all my life.
The enemy is the insurance companies not the people.
Now I really feel better