This is the most asinine group of words I've ever read. Pre-existing conditions exists as a way to KEEP COSTS LOW! I sell life insurance. We can offer term plans for pennies on the dollar per thousand because of requiring great health. If an insurance company is forced to take on ALL risks, premiums will go UP!! How else is the insurance company going to pay for the claims that will be hobbling in day after day?! Secondly, this puts the power in the consumer's hand?? The power is already there! If you don't like the health coverage you have, then go down the street and buy from someone else! You decide where your dollar is spent, not the insurance companies. And, thirdly, this will reduce our national deficit?! How does government spending reduce our deficit? Obama has already taken our deficit, sorry libs, well past your coveted Bush deficit. You honestly think Obama is worried about the national deficit?!
4. Reform couldn’t be more urgent – just this month consumers in California were told their premiums could go up as much as 39 percent.
Then go buy from someone else! What about tax rates that just went up because you let the Bush tax cuts expire? Don't patronize us about reform because rates are increasing. IF WE HAD MORE OF OUR MONEY, WE'D HAVE THE MONEY TO PAY FOR BETTER HEALTH INSURANCE!
5. Too many in Washington are now saying that we should delay or give up on reform entirely, but Americans understand the stakes for our economy and our lives, and we want action
Americans do NOT want this bill! Even Obama at the health care summit said he would just ram it through if he didn't get the cooperation he wanted. Too many in Washington are out of touch with their voting base and come November, they will be out of touch with Congress.
Don't back down from these guys! Hold their feet to the fire!