We need to continue spreading the truth about how the health care reform legislation will help the American people – starting now. See:
immediate_key_provisions.pdf (133.2 KiB, 752 hits)
The “Republicant” (thanks Ed) response has been interesting:
- Attack the process by claiming that the most debated legislation in the history of the universe was “secret,” and that Democrats tried to push it through without a vote – although we all saw the vote.
- Criticize the bill because it doesn’t have Republican ideas, although it’s not single payer, has no public option, and incorporates market-based solutions that Republicans have endorsed.
- Move to recommit and attack Bart Stupak (of all people) as a “baby killer” because the bill will allow federal funding of abortion – I wish it did, but it doesn’t, and the provisions for prenatal and child health care make the bill very baby-friendly.
- Challenge the constitutionality of the bill by filing frivolous lawsuits, including one funded by Virginia taxpayers. As I understand it, AG Cooch objects to the provision requiring people to purchase insurance from a private entity – this problem could be solved by requiring people to contribute to a government sponsored program (like Medicare) – so I assume he supports a “mandatory public option” for people who don’t want to buy private insurance.
Thanks so much to everyone who worked so hard for the passage of the health care bill.