In spite of all their platitudes, Republicans don’t really like democracy. They see themselves as nobility deciding what is best for us, the unwashed masses.
Have you noticed, we are slipping away from a representative government?
A representative government is one “by the people and FOR the people”.
65% of Americans polled wanted single payer healthcare system. This poll was done multiple times and the numbers never wavered that much. This was not done.
Let’s continue the grass roots movement, we started in 2008, and stop these Republican Repealers.
A petition for us all has been created.
Please take a moment, right now, to go sign the “Not in Our Name, Not on Our Dime” Join this Grassroots movement, and please consider going to a demonstration scheduled for tomorrow, April 20th, at 11AM, outside Bill McCollum’s office in Tallahassee, where the petitions will be delivered, as a coalition of nearly forty different organizations will unite with the general public to say, Cease and Desist!
Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum actions will impact the lives of millions of Floridians, and millions more nationwide.
The state’s House Rules & Calendar Council passed legislation today providing Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum greater authority to bring legal action against the Health Care Reform bill signed into law by President Obama as an unconstitutional mandate on states and individuals.
If the Republicans want to sue to stop health insurance, shouldn’t they be using their own party funds to fight for their cause, and not the monies of our cash strapped states?
Attorney General Bill McCollum, an office holder who needs to be looking after the best interests of Floridians, is trying to deny 4 million Floridians health insurance. He is joining extremist attorneys general across America in a lawsuit designed to repeal our health care reform.
• Within 6 months, insurance companies would no longer be allowed to cancel your insurance coverage because you get too sick and expensive to insure
• Within 6 months, insurance companies would no longer be allowed to place any lifetime dollar limit on what they spend for the health care your premium dollars pay for
• Within 6 months, Florida’s 4 million children could no longer be denied coverage by insurance companies because of pre-existing medical conditions
• Within 6 months, 4 million uninsured Floridians will have affordable access to health coverage for the first time, through federal subsidies and a new insurance exchange
• Starting this year, insurance companies would have to allow over one-and-a-half million young adults in Florida to remain covered by their parents’ plans until the age of 26
• Starting this year, healthcare costs for over 240,000 small businesses would be significantly reduced with 35% tax credits
• Starting this year, seniors with out-of-pocket Medicare prescription drug costs would begin having those costs reduced annually, until they are eliminated completely
• Within one year, all preventative care services for seniors (and many others) would be covered, at no cost
The Office of the Attorney General was created to advocate for and protect the people of Florida. Your lawsuit against the federal government to repeal health care reform, if successful, will do the exact opposite, including:
• Deny 4 million Floridians health insurance they currently don’t have.
• Deny 3.2 million Florida seniors access to free preventative health care services.
• Deny 565,000 Florida seniors cost savings for brand-name prescription drugs under Medicare.
• Deny 216,000 Florida small businesses tax credits they could use to insure their employees.
Your lawsuit, which will cost tens of thousands of our hard earned tax dollars, does not help the people of Florida in any way. Furthermore, your partisan grandstanding, carrying water for Florida’s radical right wing and insurance interests, is an insult to the office which you were elected to serve.
We, the undersigned, want to let you know: Not in Our Name, Not on Our Dime.
add your name to the list:
Exhibit A: Our voices are working
McCollumn’s healthcare attack is backfiring
“Attorney General Bill McCollum’s lawsuit against national health care may be costing him politically, as new statewide poll shows the race for governor tightening.” “McCollumn’s lawsuit against national healthcare hurting him in new poll”.
Exhibit Acheck out the facts