John Gonder is a Councilman at-Large for the City of New Albany
To ensure I understand your comment, you are saying you will automatically vote against anything presented by One Southern Indiana because the national chamber organization does not support one aspect of the health care reform proposals? Or, have I interpreted what you have said incorrectly?
RR:I consider the passage of a universal health plan to be one of the pre-eminent issues of our time. I find the active opposition to that idea offensive and detrimental to the interests of all citizens, even those who belong to the Chamber of Commerce.You imply some level of remove for One Southern Indiana's views versus those of the national organization that I would not have guessed exists. If that is the case, I for one, would like to see that autonomy displayed by a hearty endorsement of this basic human right by One Southern Indiana. They should focus on the benefits the various plans under review would offer to entrepreneurs as they are untethered from employer based health care. They could embrace the concept that their membership would be able to join the rest of the developed world by ensuring universal health care as a perk of citizenship.But I'll certainly keep an open mind on anything the organization may bring before the Council due to your suggestion of this chapter's independent thinking. Too bad the national chapter doesn't keep an open mind.
So what do you think about the proposals that 1SI has brought to the Council over the years, Rich?
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