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Dear <Senator, Congresswoman, Congressman with their name>,
The fiscal well-being of the country resides with Congress. It is well established that ever government run program is filled with over-runs, fraud and waste. What makes you think that a government take-over of the health care industry will be any different? When Medicare was created, Congress predicted it would cost $12 billion dollars in 1990. In fact, the true cost was $110 billion in 1990.
The current bill in the House is not a “reform” of health care but rather a government take-over of 1/6th of the economy. Since the first of the year, the government has taken over 30% of the private wealth in the country, in the form of bail-outs and stock options of major industries. If health care is added to this, the government will be in control of almost 48% of the private wealth in the country. This is unacceptable to all freedom and liberty loving citizens.
Individuals who cherish and respect the Constitution, as well as the fundamental values of this country do believe honest reform needs to take place; but what is being proposed by the House is not reform, rather a malignant expansion of the federal powers.
Reform centers on methods that increase availability without strict government oversight and control. Reform is about removing hurtles the government has placed which disallow buying insurance across state lines. Reform centers on creating legislation that helps end costly junk lawsuits and curbs defensive medicine by enacting medical liability reform modeled after the successful program in Texas.
Reform enhances the incentives for Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and does not disallow them as in the House 3200 bill.
As a constituent, I request that you vote NO on the current House 3200. And request you reply back.