The following was issued by the National Right to Life Committee on January 6, 2011.
REPEAL THE OBAMA HEALTH LAW AND ITS GOVERNMENT RATIONING OF LIFE-SAVING TREATMENT
Washington (January 6, 2010) – Under the Obama Healthcare Law pushed through Congress last year, Americans who could be saved will die because they can be prevented from using their own money to avoid involuntary denial of life-saving medical treatment. (To see more about the rationing provisions click here) H.R. 2 is expected to come up for a vote on January 12 in the U.S. House of Representatives.
URGENT! Please urge your Representative to vote to “yes” on H.R. 2 to repeal the Obama Healthcare Law and to speak out in debate about its rationing! Use your own words to explain:
1. You don’t want bureaucrats in Washington (the Department of Health and Human Services, based on recommendations by the Independent Payment Advisory Board) to dictate what treatment your doctor or hospital can – and can’t – give you through so-called “quality and efficiency measures.”
2. In order to protect senior citizens’ lives, we must ensure their right to get unrationed medical care under Medicare. As Medicare is slashed by billions of dollars, we must not deny older Americans the choice of adding their own money, if they wish, to get unrationed insurance – as the Obama health law would empower federal bureaucrats to do.
3. Consumers will be denied the choice of plans offered by insurers who allow their customers to spend what state bureaucrats deem an “excessive or unjustified” amount for their health insurance.
Don’t keep us from spending our own money to save our own lives!
– Please TELEPHONE the office of your U.S. House member. Give your name and address and tell them you wish to be recorded as “opposed to the Health Care Law because it will lead to rationing and violates right-to-life principles.” The office of any member of Congress can be reached through the Capitol Switchboard: 202-225-3121. You may also find direct dial numbers for both the Washington and in-state offices of your U.S. House member by calling up their individual profiles on this website, here.
– Because mail to DC House offices faces long delays due to security screening requirements, postal mail, to be effective, is best sent to the LOCAL instead of the Washington office, which you may locate in your local phone book or by going to http://%5Binsert representative’s last name].house.gov.
You can also view more information on H.R. 2 by visiting our Legislative Action Center by clicking here.