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Dear FreedomWorks member,
As one of our million-plus FreedomWorks members nationwide, I urge you to contact your representative and urge him or her to vote YES on H.R. 6079, the Repeal of ObamaCare Act. Introduced by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), it would repeal both the full Affordable Care Act and additional ObamaCare provisions that were added in the Health Care Reconciliation Act later. It is critical that ObamaCare be fully repealed as the first step to implementing real, patient-centered reforms that will let the market drive health care prices down.
In the wake of the Supreme Court’s unfortunate 5-4 ruling to uphold President Obama’s unconstitutional health care law, it is more urgent than ever to repeal ObamaCare. It will kill jobs, bankrupt the government, drive up everyone's health insurance costs, and put bureaucrats in charge of rationing our health care. Polls have consistently shown that a majority of Americans still want Washington to reverse the government takeover of health care and adopt a patient-centered approach.
Obamacare will drive up everyone's health insurance costs. The law's mandates are already driving up premiums. Former CBO Director Douglas Holtz-Eakin predicts the new law will cause 35 million people to lose their current, job-based coverage when their employers realize they can save money by dropping their health benefits plan and send their workers into the local government-run exchange, with its premium subsidies.
The new law will cost $2.6 trillion during its first 10 years of full implementation. Ultimately, it will create 159 new bureaucracies to control our health care. Most concerning of all, the law forces all Americans to purchase government-controlled health insurance by 2014. At a time when federal debt and deficits are at all-time highs, we simply cannot afford this massive new spending program.
I urge you to call your representative and ask him or her to vote YES on H.R. 6079, the Repeal of ObamaCare Act. We will count their vote as a KEY VOTE when calculating the FreedomWorks Economic Freedom Scorecard for 2012. The Economic Freedom Scorecard is used to determine eligibility for the Jefferson Award, which recognizes members of Congress with voting records that support economic freedom.
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