The health care reform issues that have been dominating debate by our legislators in Washington, D.C., would be a detriment to you and our current health care system.
This legislation ultimately seeks to turn our health care system into a government-run plan, taking decisions away from you and your doctor and putting them into the hands of government.
In addition, these plans will ration and even deny you health care services, like we have seen in other countries. The recent announcement from a U.S. government task force which recommends changing the age for mammograms for women from age 40 to age 50 is proof that this is where our nation is headed.
Here in Pennsylvania, Rep. Matt Baker has introduced House Bill 2053, the “Health Care Freedom Act” as part of the House Republican Policy Committee's Health Care Task Force. This legislation reaffirms our 10th Amendment rights, allowing Pennsylvanians to opt out of the federal plan. Preserving the patient-doctor relationship is key to quality health care. Citizens should not be forced into a federal government health care plan that reduces funding for both Medicare and CHIP.
In addition, Rep. Curt Schroder has introduced House Bill 2179, a joint resolution, which proposes an amendment to the Pennsylvania Constitution protecting a citizen's right to choose his or her own health care and purchase health care insurance from the company of his or her choice.
Join us and many others on Jan. 27 as we continue to fight against a government-run health care monopoly and promote a free market system, where competition will lead to lower costs and improved health care.
Please RSVP your attendance to Holly Lubart at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, go to HealthCareforPAFamilies.com.