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July 22, 2009
Two Ways to 'Defend with Offense'
By Jim Babka

Quote of the Day: “I have found strength where one does not look for it: in simple, mild, and pleasant people, without the least desire to rule—and, conversely, the desire to rule has often appeared to me a sign of inward weakness: they fear their own slave soul and shroud it in a royal cloak (in the end, they still become the slaves of their followers, their fame, etc.)” -- Friedrich Nietzsche

Subject: Two bills to support

A Washington-Post/ABC poll says that public support for Obamacare has slipped below 50% for the first time.

This is why Congressional leaders are in such a rush to pass the bill. They know things will only get worse for their dreams of government controlled health care. We have to keep pushing to stop a rushed vote, and the latest news indicates we may be succeeding.

If we can win this victory now the prospects for true health care reform in a free market direction will become much better.

Today, we can continue to say no to government controlled health care by saying yes to two bills introduced by Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX). . .

HR 2629 is called the "Coercion Is Not Health Care Act." It would remove any federal requirement that American's MUST buy health insurance.

When he ran for office President Obama promised us he would oppose any legal requirement that Americans would have to buy health insurance. He's broken his promise (along with so many others). Such a mandate would represent a huge tax increase on the American people, especially since government regulations make health insurance more expensive than it would be in a free market.

You can say "No" to President Obama's health insurance mandate/tax by saying yes to HR 2629.

You can also say "No" to plans for the federal government to control your health care decisions through electronic medial records, by saying yes to HR 2630, the “Protect Patients and Physicians Privacy Act.” This bill would . . .

* Allow you to opt out of any federal scheme for electronic medical records.
* Repeal the Secretary of Health and Human Services' authority to create a unique health identifier number.
* Prohibit the use of federal funds to support, encourage, or otherwise promote the use of a standard unique health identifier for any federal, state or private health care plan.
* Require informed consent for the sharing of any personal medical information created pursuant to any federal scheme for electronic medical records.
* Prohibit your health information from being included in any federal database without your consent.
* Prohibit the federal government from requiring health care providers to participate in any federal scheme for electronic medical records
* Prohibit sanctions against health care providers who refuse to participate in the federal scheme for electronic medical records.

Please use DownsizeDC.org's health care campaign to send Congress another message saying "No" to government control, and "Yes" to free market reforms.

This time use your personal comments to say the following (you can cut and paste if you want) . . .

Please protect my health care by supporting HR 2629, the "Coercion Is Not Health Care Act," and HR 2630, the “Protect Patients and Physicians Privacy Act.”

To exceed the 43,290 messages Downsizers sent to Congress last month we must send 1,218 messages today.

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Jim Babka
President
DownsizeDC.org, Inc.

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