Jim DeMint is leading the fight against ObamaCare, and he is doing quite a good job. As he noted on Twitter, "Reid and Pelosi have delayed a vote on a government takeover of health care until September; your voices are being heard." He goes on: "[The] American people are winning the healthcare debate, let's use August to fight for true reform, not a takeover."
On his website, DeMint continues. "Americans can win this debate but they are going to have to continue speaking out. They know the promises the President has made do not match up with the policies he is pushing. Over the August break, [voters] need to connect with their Congressmen and Senators and let know that Washington shouldn’t make their families’ health care decisions."
Along those lines, Alex Castellanos provides some excellent talking points for August:
Us vs. Them
- They want a Washington-centered plan.
- We support patient-centered reforms.
- They want a big Washington Experiment with our health.
- We want common-sense fixes that will yield real results.
- They want to start building a closed health care system in which government tells you which doctors you can see and limits the treatments and cures your doctor can order.
- The patient-centered health care movement supports an open health-care system in which patients and doctors make those decisions.
- They want a top-down system where distant and uncaring bureaucrats end up deciding who gets what.
- We want a bottom-up, patient-centered system where control remains with you and your doc.
- They want politically driven cost control from Washington.
- We want to get politics out of health care, not to put more politics in. We want common sense fixes, not politically driven experiments.
- They want to empower a big Washington-run monopoly to control your health care.
- We say big monopolies are bad no matter who runs them, whether it is big government or big businesses.
What ObamaCare will bring:
- ObamaCare plan will put government in charge.
- Obama's plan will cut hundreds of millions of dollars from seniors on Medicare.
- Obama will further bankrupt the country with trillions more in deficit spending.
- Obama's plan will raise a lot of taxes on middle class families and businesses. Taxing insurance, taxing sodas, even taxing health care benefits.
- Obama's plan will tempt your employer to dump you into a cheaper, government-run health care program.
In a nutshell, getting government more involved is not going to reduce costs. It will extend wait times, limit what you can get, cost you coverage; raise your taxes and the deficit.
This risky experiment is not something leaders on either side should rush through Congress in a few days or weeks. Even voters who support a "public plan" think Obama and Congress are moving too fast, with reckless speed, risking a huge part of our economy and our health care, when they don't know what the "reform" would really bring.
Slow Down, Obama, and read the bill!
- We want to change the law so you can take your health insurance with you if you have to change jobs.
- We want to cut out the "Washington health care middle-man," reducing expensive bureaucracy to produce big health care savings.
- Every American should have equal opportunity to get the best value and buy the cheapest insurance no matter where he lives or who he works for. We want to change the law so any American can buy the lowest cost insurance available nationwide, not just in their home states — whether from insurance companies, businesses, church groups, college alumni associations, or groups like the AARP, who often provide it less expensively.
- We believe doctors should be protected from frivolous, expensive lawsuits so they can work together with other doctors and patients in their communities to reduce unnecessary and expensive tests and procedures.
- We believe in bottom-up health care savings: every American should get a tax deduction for their health insurance premiums.
- Where possible we should duplicate Safeway's plan, which gives employees a stake in holding down health care costs. Instead of cutting care or shifting costs to employees, Safeway has held health care costs flat, while it's up 40% for the rest of corporate America.
- Congress should be required to play by the same rules as everyone else, and we should eliminate lifetime health care benefits and insurance for Congressmen who leave their jobs.
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