Monday, January 10, 2011

We can't retreat!

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----- Forwarded Message ----
From: "Tor Cowan, AFT Legislation"
To: msk
Sent: Thu, January 6, 2011 2:24:13 PM
Subject: We can't retreat!

Dear Kathy,
As soon as the New Year's confetti hit the floor, leaders of the Republican majority in the U.S. House of Representatives scheduled a vote to repeal the historic healthcare reform law of 2010. Instead of focusing on efforts to spur job creation and on doing what will be best for Americans moving forward, the new majority is turning back the clock to settle a political score.

Call your representative now, and tell him or her to vote NO on repealing healthcare reform!
If this bill is repealed, insurance companies will be back in charge, undermining patients' rights. This means children with pre-existing conditions will not get coverage, young people won't be able to stay on their parents' plans until age 26, pregnant women and breast cancer survivors will be denied their insurance, and seniors will pay higher drug prices. To make matters worse, the Congressional Budget Office says the repeal will increase the deficit by $230 billion by 2021! 

Tell your representative that we can't afford to retreat and turn back the clock on these overdue reforms.
The landmark healthcare reform plan was signed into law less than a year ago and is the culmination of decades of hard work to bring real reform to our healthcare system. Do not let the House wipe away this progress in just one day!
In unity,
Tor Cowan
AFT Legislation DIrector

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