I don’t care if you believe in the concept of government health care or not – the real point of this letter writing campaign is to slow down the process and make sure we are getting the best solution - not the fastest or most politically motivated one.
Average citizens like us are the ones who will pay with our wallets, jobs, and health. We do not have the resources of the big pharma companies, the hospital lobby, the unions, the doctors lobby etc. All we can do is mobilize - one letter at a time to make ourselves heard.
There is no way our representatives have read or have had any true debate about these 1000+ page health care bills they are rushing to pass.
Please join this letter writing campaign to ask your representatives in Washington to find a bi-partisan solution to this problem that will factor in the quality of care as well as the costs.
1.GO HERE TO FIND OUT WHO YOUR REPREENTATIVE AND SENATORS ARE ALONG WITH THEIR ADDRESS:
a.Senate - https://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm
b.House – https://writerep.house.gov/writerep/welcome.shtml
2. CUT AND PASTE THE LETTER BELOW INTO WORD
3. CHOOSE THE APPROPRIATE GREETING (1. FOR SENATE, 2. FOR HOUSE) AND DELETE THE OTHER ONE.
4. FILL IN THE BOLD SECTIONS WITH YOUR REPRESENTATIVE AND SENATORS NAME AND ADDRESS AND YOUR NAME.
5. PRINT, SIGN, STAMP, MAIL TO YOUR REPRESENTATIVE AND BOTH US SENATORS FROM YOUR STATE
6. FORWARD TO EVERYONE WITH COMMON SENSE WHO WANTS TO MAKE SURE OUR CONGRESS MAKES A CAREFUL, THOUGHFUL AND INFORMED DECISION BASED ON WHATS RIGHT FOR THE PEOPLE AND NOT FOR THEIR NEXT CAMPAIGN
1. To Your Senators:
The Honorable (full name)
(Room #) (Name) Senate Office Building
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510
Dear Senator (last name):
2. To Your Representative:
The Honorable (full name)
(Room #) (Name) House Office Building
United States House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515
Dear Representative (last name):
My name is (your name) and I am writing to ask you to thoughtfully review the health care bills before you. I am concerned at the speed to which this very complicated and serious legislation has raced through Congress.
Unlike most letters you get, this one is not to telling you how to vote.
This letter is request from a citizen to ask you to SLOW DOWN the process. I am concerned that 1000+ page bills are being rushed through committees without enough due diligence.
I am concerned about the cost of this plan based on the report from the Congressional Budget Office.
This Congress has only been in session since January - I can’t imagine all of the committees with jurisdiction over health care have had the time to hold hearings and invite doctors, patients, economists, insurance and pharma execs etc to testify to hear all sides and find a workable solution.
Health care is a very serious issue - please search for compromise and make sure that you have done homework on the details before voting for any bill that will affect the lives and livelihood of all Americans.
All I can ask of you, as my voice in Washington, is that you weigh the benefits against the costs and support a bill that makes sure we take care of the health of Americans in a way that doesn’t adversely affect the economy or imposes taxes on business and result in more lost jobs.
Please don’t let bi-partisanship or politics drive your decision. It’s just too important.
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