Final Days to Stop Health Care Takeover

By Richard Land
Mar 11, 2010

Dear Friends:

Radical health care reform is not yet dead. Since neither the House nor the Senate will agree to the other chamber’s bill, President Obama and the liberal congressional leadership are trying to ram through a takeover of nearly one-sixth of the U.S. economy with a new strategy. They are pleading with House members to support the Senate bill in exchange for a promise that the two chambers will later pass so-called “fixes” to the bill known as reconciliation.

But the damage will have been done. If this bill passes, it will mean federal funding of abortion, a nearly half-trillion-dollar cut to Medicare, heavy taxes on individuals and businesses, higher premiums, and strong government control that will inevitably lead to a decline in patient care. Even if the House does agree to some fixes, the health care bill cannot be adequately repaired.

A House vote is expected very soon, and liberals are desperately twisting arms to try to pass this terrible bill. That’s why your congressman needs to hear from you today. If you are opposed to the health care bill, please tell your congressman to vote against the bill or any procedure that would advance the bill in the House.

You can reach him or her by dialing the Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121 or by sending a suggested e-mail or one entirely your own here.

Last year, 39 Democrats voted against the House bill. Since then, one has resigned and a second has changed parties and vows continued opposition. The remaining 37 congressmen, listed below, are under tremendous pressure to vote for the Senate bill. If you live in one of these congressmen’s districts, it is imperative that your congressman hear from you.

Rep. John Adler (NJ)
Rep. Jason Altmire (PA)
Rep. Brian Baird (WA)
Rep. John Barrow (GA)
Rep. John Boccieri (OH)
Rep. Dan Boren (OK)
Rep. Rick Boucher (VA)
Rep. Allen Boyd (FL)
Rep. Bobby Bright (AL)
Rep. Ben Chandler (KT)
Rep. Travis Childers (MS)
Rep. Artur Davis (AL)
Rep. Lincoln Davis (TN)
Rep. Chet Edwards (TX)
Rep. Bart Gordon (TN)
Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (SD)
Rep. Tim Holden (PA)
Rep. Larry Kissell (NC)
Rep. Suzanne Kosmas (FL)
Rep. Frank Kratovil (MD)
Rep. Dennis Kucinich (OH)
Rep. Jim Marshall (GA)
Rep. Betsy Markey (CO)
Rep. Jim Matheson (UT)
Rep. Mike McIntyre (NC)
Rep. Michael McMahon (NY)
Rep. Charlie Melancon (LA)
Rep. Walt Minnick (ID)
Rep. Scott Murphy (NY)
Rep. Glenn Nye (VA)
Rep. Collin Peterson (MN)
Rep. Mike Ross (AR)
Rep. Heath Shuler (NC)
Rep. Ike Skelton (MO)
Rep. John Tanner (TN)
Rep. Gene Taylor (MS)
Rep. Harry Teague (NM)

For more information:

The Senate Health Care Reform Bill: Some Persistent Problems

Ramming Through Health Care with Reconciliation

Thank you for exercising your right to speak out on the future of our nation.

In His Service,

Dr. Richard Land
President
The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission
Southern Baptist Convention

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7 Comments

1 On Mar 17, 2010, at 8:32pm, Al O'Connor wrote:

WE must STOP this madness!!!

2 On Mar 17, 2010, at 8:59pm, Marla Smith wrote:

Pleassssse do not pass this Health Care Bill.
It is bad news for the whole country.

3 On Mar 17, 2010, at 11:13pm, Marianne R. Dillahunty wrote:

Please do not vote for this Senate Health Care Reform Bill.

4 On Mar 17, 2010, at 11:36pm, James G. Hovingh wrote:

Sir,

As a father of four children, I find it difficult to keep everyone going.  If I would have to come up with more tax money to pay for a new health care plan, it would be unbearable.  Please consider any way possible to prevent higher taxes by voting against the health care plan.  A new health care plan could gradually be integrated over the years without throwing a lot of good honest people into bankrupsy. 

Thank you for your consideration.

5 On Mar 18, 2010, at 12:29am, Robert Powell wrote:

I want you to vote no for this Health Care Bill.  You need to start all over.

6 On Mar 18, 2010, at 4:17am, Leo Dillahunty wrote:

Please vote “NO” on the Health Care Bill.

7 On Mar 18, 2010, at 4:17am, James Bailey wrote:

We all agree that Health Care Reform is needed But this is not what we need or want.  The cost and effects will not benefit us.  I urge you to stop this before we all regret it.

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