Wednesday, March 24, 2010

LIVE IN S.W. WASHINGTON STATE? YOUR ATTORNEY GENERAL ROB McKENNA IS SUING TO STOP HEALTH CARE INSURANCE REFORM:

Don't Sacrifice Washington’s Health for Partisan Politics


Just hours after Congress adopted the most sweeping health insurance reform legislation in decades, Washington's Attorney General Rob McKenna announced that he will join a lawsuit against the bill. Rather than supporting legislation that will extend health insurance to 32 million Americans, McKenna joined 11 other Republican AGs who are pledging to take it to the Supreme Court if necessary.

Go to McKenna's webform site and tell McKenna not to sacrifice Washington’s health for partisan politics.




Tell Rob McKenna he doesn't represent you!

Sign the petition

Full petition text:

Attorney General McKenna,

We are disappointed to hear that you have joined a partisan group of Attorneys General planning to sue the United States of America to block health care reform. At a time when hundreds of thousands of people in Washington cannot afford health care or face discrimination because of pre-existing medical conditions, it is inappropriate that you would use the resources of your office to pursue a political agenda that traps all of us in a broken health care system.

We urge you not to sacrifice Washington's health for partisan politics. Drop this lawsuit.



President Obama signed health care reform into law yesterday, and Attorney General Rob McKenna filed a lawsuit to block it 30 minutes later.

10,000 people have signed our petition urging him to drop the lawsuit. Our goal is to double that by Thursday night, so we can send a powerful message to McKenna and the state that he should drop the suit - and that he doesn't represent the people of Washington in this matter - when we deliver the signatures on Friday.

Rob McKenna is abusing the resources and authority of his elected office to pursue a partisan political agenda that traps all of us in a broken health care system. Please click on the link below to sign the petition now, or read the email below for more information. Full petition text is to the right.

Just hours after Congress passed health insurance reform, Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna signed onto a lawsuit to block it. He joined 10 other Republican A.G.s who are pledging to take it to the Supreme Court if necessary.

Rob McKenna is using our tax dollars to sue the United States in an effort to block health care reforms that offer huge benefits to the people of our state. Who in Washington is he representing?

We know McKenna isn't representing the 105,000 Washington residents with pre-existing conditions who will be guaranteed coverage, or the 163,000 small businesses who will receive tax credits and other assistance to help them afford coverage, or the 910,000 people who will receive improved Medicare benefits, or the 4,186,000 residents with health insurance who are now protected from arbitrary premium hikes and insurance cancellations if they get sick.1

Does Rob McKenna represent you?

If you don't want the AG to file this suit in your name, now is the time to speak out! We need Rob McKenna to hear from thousands of people across the state: don't sacrifice Washington's health for partisan politics. Please click on the link below to sign our petition. Then forward this email to your friends and ask them to sign as well.

http://www.fusewashington.org/page/s/mckenna

This reform will benefit nearly every family in Washington. A congressional analysis found that this bill will:

* Protect 4,186,000 residents with health insurance from arbitrary premium hikes and insurance cancellations if they get sick.
* Provide tax credits and other assistance to up to 1,455,000 families and 163,000 small businesses to help them afford coverage.
* Improve Medicare for 910,000 people.
* Extend insurance coverage to 442,500 uninsured residents.
* Guarantee that 105,200 residents with pre-existing conditions can obtain coverage.
* Provide millions of dollars in new funding for 229 community health centers to treat patients regardless of their ability to pay.
* Reduce the national debt by over $1 trillion over the next 20 years.2

Despite these benefits for the people of Washington, Rob McKenna is putting partisan politics above good policy by trying to maintain the status quo of our broken health care system. We need him to hear from thousands of people across the state: don't sacrifice Washington's health for partisan politics.

Help us make sure Rob McKenna understands that he does not represent the people of Washington if he continues to pursue this suit. Please click on the link below to sign our petition, and then forward it to your friends.

http://www.fusewashington.org/page/s/mckenna

Thanks for all that you do,

Aaron and the entire team at Fuse


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