Tell Congress: Don't Undermine Health Care Reform
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Tell Congress: Don't Undermine Health Care Reform

    1. Brie Cadman
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      Brie Cadman

      Charlottesville, VA

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is a landmark piece of legislation that seeks to ensure consumer rights, curb health care expenditures and provide equitable access for all. Yet less than a year after it was signed into law, many politicians want to chip away at the Act by weakening provisions within it.

This is more about politics than good policy. Up for re-election or hoping to undermine the President’s goals, many are making false statements about health care reform. This misinformation seeks to capitalize on the public’s unhappiness about rising health care costs. But weakening the first major piece of legislation aimed to control costs and ensure care for millions of Americans is no way to do this. The Republicans’ “repeal and replace” strategy will force people to pay higher premiums, result in huge subsidies for the insurance industry, add billions to our national debt and allow personal decisions to be regulated by the government.

We can’t let the most ambitious overhaul of our health care system to be thwarted by partisan politics. Sign our petition, and tell Congress that you support the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and don’t want to see it weakened.

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    • Maraya Hart PASO ROBLES, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      If you don't think every prisoner in this country is granted "socialized medicine" visit a contracted hospital.

      You are given life-long insurance after your term in office. What is that but socialized medicine.

      I'd say Congress and criminals are on the same level when it comes to taxpayers footing the bill.

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