Dear Mr. President,
We strongly support your commitment to comprehensive health reform.
This is not a luxury. The continuing, sharp escalation of health care costs for families, businesses, and government is unsustainable. Reform is imperative.
We believe that health reform must be enacted this year.
Reform is needed to help America’s families struggling with rising costs and those who are losing their insurance. At the same time, real health reform is crucial to keeping American businesses competitive in the world economy and for the country’s long-term economic viability. As our country faces economic challenges, the time for reform is now.
We support health reform that follows these principles:
- Protect families’ financial health
- Assure affordable, quality health coverage for all Americans
- Provide portability of coverage
- Guarantee choice of doctors
- Invest in prevention and wellness
- Improve patient safety and quality of care
- End barriers to coverage for people with pre-existing medical conditions
- Reduce long-term growth of health costs for businesses and government
During these extraordinarily challenging times, we need to put aside past differences and address the health and economic crisis. Our shared interest must come before narrow interests so we can achieve a health system that is affordable and provides high quality for all Americans. We will support your budget with its reserve fund dedicated to achieving health care reform in a fiscally responsible manner. Each of us must be prepared to contribute to achieving this fundamental goal.
By signing this statement we affirm our commitment to work with you and our Congressional leaders to enact legislation this year which provides affordable, high quality coverage for all Americans.
After that little bit of propoganda, lets dissect what they are saying..."We believe that health reform must be enacted this year."
If we don't pass it this year, we won't be able to because of crumbling support for this flawed legislation and loss of necessary Democrat votes to ram this legislation through.
"We will support your budget with its reserve fund dedicated to achieving health care reform in a fiscally responsible manner. Each of us must be prepared to contribute to achieving this fundamental goal."
We are willing to bankrupt America in order to satisfy the lust for power within the Democrat Party and its ever glorified leader, Obama. There is no "reserve fund"! They are talking about a reserve manufactured from creating more debt and killing Medicare. Further, unstated is the simple fact that the numbers thrown about have been deliberatly lowballed to keep them below $9 Billion. Harry Reid actually spoke the truth last week when he casually stated that Obamacare would COST around $2 Trillion dollars.
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