We are a week and a half from a vote on the Health Care bill in the House of Representatives. They will vote on the Senate version of the bill, and, if passed, there will never be any reconciliation to change any of the language in the bill. It will go to the President’s desk and
be signed into law, and we will not be able to ever overturn any of it! That is how serious this vote is.
This legislation will fundamentally change America’s health care, but not for the good.
I have attached below just a few simple talking points in regards to this bill, and believe me, the list could be a lot longer!
I know each and everyone of you have called, written or e-mailed our Congressional offices, and I know we are all getting tired. BUT, we cannot and must not give up now. Congressman Pomeroy has publicly said, and also personally in his office to ladies from CWA of North Dakota, that he will not vote for the current bill; however, as of yesterday, he is saying he does not know how he will vote yet! What? There has been an overwhelming majority of calls to his office against this bill, so why the indecision? To whom is he listening? North Dakotans or Speaker Pelosi?
Please pick up that phone again; call every day for the next 10 days and tell Congressman Pomeroy to vote NO on the Health Care bill! He works for us, not for anyone else!
Earl Pomeroy 1-202-225-2611
Remember, he works for you! Do not ever be intimidated by any of the questions and or comments from any of his staff. Just state your opposition to the Health Care Reform bill; that is all you need to do.
Onward for life,
Concerned Woman for America of North Dakota
Phone (701) 331-0946
Reasons to Oppose the Health Care Legislation:
It uses government money to pay for abortions. (House Democrat Members who voted for the Stupak language should oppose the Senate bill even if Rep. Pelosi says that it will be fixed with reconciliation. If they vote for the Senate bill, then it will be the law, and there is no guarantee that reconciliation will happen or, if it does happen, that the abortion language “fix” will remain in the bill.)
It provides $11 billion to Community Health Centers that may be run by abortion groups like Planned Parenthood. Also, the Community Health Centers are funded with their own revenue stream in the health care bill and are not subject to the Hyde Amendment requirements.
It forces health care providers to perform or refer for abortions.
It penalizes marriage and encourages couples to “shack up.”
The real cost of the bill could reach $2.5 trillion.
It will create over 100 new bureaucracies, boards, commissions, and programs.
Younger Americans, under 30-years old, can expect their health insurance premiums to double and even triple.
It will cut $135 billion from hospitals serving seniors, $15 billion from nursing homes and nearly $8 billion from hospices, according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).
It forces all Americans to buy health insurance and mandates what the insurance must cover.
It taxes high-cost private health plans known commonly as “Cadillac plans” – $8,500 to $10,200 for an individual and from $23,000 to $27,500 for a family.
It includes all of the backroom deals in the Senate bill other than the Corn Husker Kickback. In addition, President Obama will do whatever it takes to get this health care bill done he has already nominated Scott Matheson (brother of Rep. Jim Matheson, D-Utah, who has voted against the House health care bill) to a federal judgeship.