Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Consumers Union Advocacy
Consumers Union  

Health insurance companies are among the big money interests funding a multi-million dollar ad campaign against health reform that launches today.
Rep. Baird --a lawmaker who voted NO last year but could well change to YES--may be a target as those ads roll out across the country later this week.
Call toll free 1-877-445-1317 to counter their ads with your voice. 
Tell Rep. Baird to vote for you, not the insurance companies. Vote YES!

Unless Rep. Brian Baird  gets a phone call from you this week, we could lose what we’ve fought so hard for this past year.

Why is your call so important this week? The health insurance companies--the same ones that deny coverage to people with pre-existing conditions and leave insured people bankrupted by medical bills--are helping to fund a multi-million dollar ad campaign against reform that launches TODAY!
The House of Representatives is getting ready to vote one last time on giving you – not the giant insurance companies – control over your health care. And opponents are counting on your Representative to vote against reform once again.
We think Rep. Baird  can be convinced to change to a YES vote if enough people in your Washington district call in support. The latest reform proposal is expected to address some lawmakers’ earlier concerns, including removing ‘sweetheart’ deals, making the legislation cost less and increasing efforts to reduce medical fraud and frivolous lawsuits.
Call our toll-free number now and you’ll be directly connected with your Representative’s office. Tell them you are a constituent, and that you want them to seriously reconsider health reform in this new light – and vote YES!
1 (877) 445-1317

Your phone call encouraging your Representative to vote YES is the most important thing you can do right now. With election season around the corner, opponents know that negative ads can intimidate Rep. Baird  into killing these and other benefits for you:
  • Health insurance that can never be denied to you, even if you have a pre-existing condition.
  • Your choice of the same coverage members of Congress get.
  • Real insurance industry oversight, including a rebate if your insurance company uses too much of your premium on their profits and overhead.
  • Tax credits to help local small businesses cover their workers.
And after you call, please forward this to everyone you know in your Congressional district so they can lend their voice, too. Your Representative needs to hear that constituents want the health benefits and insurance industry oversight promised in reform. THANK YOU!

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As Jim Hightower explains it, is that “the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans possess more net worth today than the bottom 90 percent of us combined. Worse, these privileged few and their political henchmen have structured a new economic ‘normal’ of long-term joblessness, low wages, no benefits or worker rights, miserly public services, and a steadily widening chasm between the rich and the rest of us.” We must restore sanity to this nation.