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VOTE AGAINST THE PRESIDENT'S 2009 HEALTHCARE LEGISLATION

The undersigned view the currently pending   2009 Congressional Healthcare legislation as UNTRUTHFUL, UNWISE and   UN-AMERICAN.

 

The President says it is needed because 46   Million   Americans are uninsured.   But   other analysts point out that   approximately 14 million of these are already   eligible for   programs like Medicare, Medicaid and SCHIP, but just haven’t   yet signed up.   Approximately 18 million   make more than $50,000 a year with over half this number making over $75,000. These individuals   have simply chosen   not to purchase it. Lastly, over 10 million of the uninsured are not U.S. citizens.   So the true number of uninsured Americans   who   cannot afford health insurance is not 46 million, but instead   4 to 8 million.   This is less than 2 - 3 % of Americans.   So this legislation is based on UNTRUTHFUL hype.  

 

Many of us   agree:  YES,  for the 4-8 Million of uninsured Americans, this problem must   be corrected in a fair and compassionate manner.    But   our American current Healthcare system ranks as the best in the world by many metrics, including:   

better access to preventive cancer screening than Canadians; better survival   rates than Europeans for common cancers;    better access to treatment for chronic diseases than patients in other developed countries;  lower income Americans are in better health than comparable Canadians;   Americans spend less time waiting for care than patients in Canada and the U.K.;    Americans are more satisfied with the care they receive than Canadians; Americans have much better access to important new technologies like medical imaging than patients in Canada or the U.K.;    Americans are responsible for the vast majority of all global health care innovations.

Additionally, the thrust of the legislation relates to controlling and allocating benefits rather than dealing with high cost elements of the current system. Moreover, the bill would destroy the current private insurance that many Americans have elected for themselves.   For any group of Politicians to mount an assault to correct   a 2 - 3%   problem by   dismantling our current, unsurpassed   system   is   extremely   UNWISE   on the face of it.

 

In 1776, Americans threw out   a Government   to pursue the right to Life, Liberty and Happiness,   as cited in our Declaration of Independence.   But legislation that puts nameless bureaucrats in charge of our health in lieu of   decision between a doctor and patient - - is a clear assault on our well-being.   In some cases,   to save $$,   those with less than some arbitrary time-to-live may actually be deprived of their life   in the name of cost-cutting.   This kind of paternalistic   zealotry   is totally UN-AMERICAN .    Legislators who defer   to this kind of Un-Constitutional    attack on the American people deserve to be deprived of   any votes whatsoever by the American Citizenry.   Rather, we must   band together, in Tea Party fashion,   to achieve a Constitutional   governance   that responds to the People’s will.

Accordingly, the undersigned hereby Petition our legislators to,   in the spirit of our Founders, throw off this ‘King George’ mentality.       We solicit   you, as the People’s representatives,     to oppose this UN-AMERICAN affront to our Health, Life, Liberty   and ability to Pursue Happiness.   

 

 

 

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