Thursday, January 06, 2011

Legislative Action Alert

CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVE TO URGE REPEAL OF THE GOVERNMENT RATIONING OF LIFE-SAVING TREATMENT UNDER THE OBAMA HEALTH LAW

On January 12, the U.S. House of Representatives plans to vote on H.R.2 which would repeal the Obama Health Care Law, under which Americans who could be saved will die because they can be prevented from using their own money to avoid involuntary denial of life-saving medical treatment.

URGENT! Please contact pro-life Representatives from your state. Urge them not only to vote to repeal the Obama Healthcare Law but also to speak out in debate about its rationing! Although repeal is expected to be blocked in the U.S. Senate in this Congress, it is critical that Representatives be educated about the rationing reasons to repeal the law and in turn help educate the public.

Call the attention of the Representatives or their aides with whom you speak to http://www.nrlc.org/HealthCareRationing/LifeatRiskLongform.pdf .

This simply, but with full documentation, explains the rationing elements of the law and may be used as a source for floor statements or at least “extensions of remarks.” Key points:

1. You don’t want bureaucrats in Washington (the Department of Health and Human Services, based on recommendations by the Independent Payment Advisory Board)to dictate what treatment your doctor or hospital can – and can’t – give you through so-called “quality and efficiency measures.”

2. In order to protect senior citizens’ lives, we must ensure their right to get unrationed medical care under Medicare. As Medicare is slashed by billions of dollars, we must not deny older Americans the choice of adding their own money, if they wish, to get unrationed insurance – as the Obama health law would empower federal bureaucrats to do.

3. Consumers will be denied the choice of plans offered by insurers who allow their customers to spend what state bureaucrats deem an “excessive or unjustified” amount for their health insurance.

Don’t keep us from spending our own money to save our own lives!

To view the letter sent to the House of Representatives regarding H.R. 2, please click here. You may view a pdf by clicking here.

You can also view more information on H.R. 2 by visiting our Legislative Action Center by clicking here.

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