Tell Your Representative to Cosponsor H.R. 4224, the OPTION Act

Dear FreedomWorks member,

As one of our million-plus FreedomWorks members nationwide, I urge you to contact your representative and ask him or her to cosponsor H.R. 4224, the Offering Patients True Individualized Options Now (OPTION) Act of 2012. Introduced by Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA), a medical doctor, the bill contains common sense reforms that would put patients in control of their health care. The OPTION Act is a clear and simple bill that would restore health care freedom.

We must get the federal government out of the health care business and empower patients to make their own health care decisions. The OPTION Act would repeal ObamaCare. It is urgent to fully repeal ObamaCare because it will kill jobs, bankrupt the government, drive up everyone’s health insurance costs, put bureaucrats in charge of rationing our health care and ruin the world’s best health care system. The unconstitutional law will even force all Americans to purchase government-controlled health insurance by 2014. At a time when our national debt has exceeded $15.5 trillion, we simply cannot afford this massive new spending program.

The OPTION Act would reform entitlement programs to give individuals more control. It would reform Medicare’s one-size-fits-all approach and create a Medicare Premium Assistance Program to give seniors better control of their health care. It would also make it easier to establish Association Health Plans, which would allow small businesses and other entities to band together to negotiate lower costs for their employers and members.

The bold plan would make health insurance more affordable to all Americans. It would allow individuals and businesses to purchase health insurance across state lines. By removing the existing barriers to the purchase of health insurance across state lines, this legislation would increase consumer choice and thus drive down the cost of insurance. The OPTION Act would expand the use of Health Savings Accounts, make all healthcare expenditures fully tax deductible and establish tax incentives to reward physicians who provide free care to needy patients.

The OPTION Act would improve the quality and reduce the cost of health care. It would repeal ObamaCare and replace it with free market reforms. I urge you to contact your representative and ask him or to cosponsor the H.R. 4224, the OPTION Act today.


Matt Kibbe
President and CEO
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