Stop The Repeal of Health Care Reform

Sent: January 17, 2011 09:04 AM
Subject: Stop The Repeal of Health Care Reform

votevets.org

Dear Daniel,

 On Wednesday, the Majority Leadership in the House will make good on their promise to bring up for a vote a bill that repeals the health care reform law that passed last year.   Let me be clear – a vote for repeal will be a vote to deny many veterans access to affordable health insurance.

 CLICK HERE TO JOIN US IN OPPOSING HEALTH CARE REPEAL

 I understand that the Republican caucus has concerns about the law.  Veterans have concerns too – like the concern that many who have seen Veterans Affairs care expire cannot afford health insurance; like the concern that many more coming home in a tough economy may find it difficult to find a job and/or afford insurance; and like the concern that according to a report from Harvard, an estimated 2,266 veterans died in 2008 because they had no health insurance.

 It’s for those veterans that this new law means so much.  To repeal it would mean that unemployed veterans – the rate of which is 10 percent, and 21 percent among young Iraq and Afghanistan veterans – will lose the access to health care that this law will soon provide.  To repeal it would mean a whole new generation of veterans will come home to struggle to make ends meet, while paying skyrocketing health insurance premiums to unchecked insurance companies.

 CLICK HERE TO STAND WITH VETERANS AND ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE

 We need your voice heard, now more than ever.  Don’t let the House Majority get away with framing this debate as anything other than what it is – a desire to return to the old status quo, which helped insurance companies, and hurt America’s veterans and working families.  Please click above, and join us.

 Sincerely,
Ashwin Madia
Iraq War Veteran
Interim Chairman, VoteVets.org

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