AFP Arizona extends a hugeTHANK YOUto all of the grassroots activists who came to downtown Phoenix on Monday morning to rally against the proposed takeover of the health care industry by the national government. As you know, the big special interest groups--AARP, AMA, the drug company lobby (PhRMA), and the big insurance companies--have sold out and are cutting deals with Big Government.It’s up to US to fight for health care freedom!
Pasted below is information about upcoming Tea Parties and Town Halls taking place in Arizona between now and the remainder of August. Here is a table of contents for what follows:
1) Photos, Videos & Print from the Aug 17 ObamaCare Protest
2) Upcoming August Tea Party Events
3) Health Care Town Halls—Left, Center & Right
4) Why We Must Keep Up the Fight
5) We Want Market-Based Health Care Reforms
6) President Obama’s Biggest Health Care LIE
7) Join AFP Arizona, and Support Our Efforts
(For those whose email systems have trouble with links, the following material is posted as the top news item at the AFP Arizona home page,www.aztaxpayers.org.)
Friday, August 21—TUCSONTheTucson Tea Partyis hosting aRecess Rally Against Socialized Medicineat the office of CongresswomanGabrielle Giffords, at 1661 N. Swan Road (SW corner of Swan and Pima), Tucson, 85712. The rally will go from4 to 7 pm.
Saturday, August 22—STATEWIDETheArizona Tea Party Networkis coordinatingRecess Rallyprotests at the local offices of nearly all of Arizona’s congresspersons from 9 to 11 am. One exception: thePrescott Tea Partywill be meeting at the Adult Community Center at 1280 E. Rosser, NOT at the office ofAnn Kirkpatrick. Please verify all of the details about local tea parties at the Arizona Tea Party website:http://arizonateaparty.com/(Scroll down to Recess Rally.)
Monday, August 31— FLAGSTAFFTheTea Party Expressnational bus tour will stop in Flagstaff at 6:00 pm on Monday, August 31, across from the Radisson Woodlands Hotel at 1160 W. Route 66 AFP Arizona’sTom Jenneywill speak at the event. For local coordination, please contactJohn Echols:firstname.lastname@example.org
In speeches over the last few days, PresidentBarack Obamahas appeared to bebacking away from the Fannie Med Public Option. That’s animportant victory, and one that is largely attributable to the amazing groundswell of grassroots opposition in recent weeks. As Charles Krauthammer and other commentators have acknowledged,pro-freedom grassroots efforts have been a game-changerin the policy debate over how to reform health care.
However, Obama and his allies only appear to be backing away from the Fannie Med Public Option.They are still committed to a Washington takeover of the private health insurance marketplace.On AFP Arizona’s blog page, we have posted an analysis of the two main scenarios that are still under consideration on the left side of Congress. Here is the URL:http://www.americansforprosperity.org/081909-why-we-must-keep-fight-against-obamacare
5) We Want Market-Based Health Care Reforms
We want reform, not government rationing.We believe in moving towards universal private insurance, but on a voluntary basis. America needs to use competition and market forces tomake health insurance more affordable and more portable, and to reduce the government-created inflation in the prices for health services.
Here are some key reforms:
A)Encourage people to get away from third-party insurance coverage. B)Allow for the development of an interstate private health insurance marketplace. C)Enact tort reform. D)Allow doctors and hospitals to write off charity health care.
Courtesy of Georgia CongressmanTom Price, here is a quick guide to Obama’s biggest lie about the health care reform legislation currently in play on the left side of Congress:
…[P]erhaps the biggest whopper is this repeated insistence by the President that you can keep your plan if you like it under the Obama system. Just as a White House aide was forced to admit, the President’s words shouldn’t be taken literally.
President Obama said in New Hampshire:“Under the reform we're proposing, if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan.”*, **, ***, **** ,*****, ******
* Claim not valid after five years as all health care plans must then meet a new federal definition for a “qualified” health care plan. (Section 102(b), H.R. 3200)
** Claim not valid if you rely on a Health Savings Account (HSA) as the construct for these plans is outlawed in the bill (Section 122 (c)(3), H.R. 3200)
*** Claim not valid if you choose to make any changes to your employer-provided plan or get a different plan in the next five years, as doing so would trigger the mandate to have a government approved plan. (Section 102(c), H.R. 3200)
**** Claim not valid if your insurance company makes any additions to your private, individual plan (such as including more people or adding a newly found cure for cancer), as doing so would trigger the mandate to have a government approved plan. (Section 102(a), H.R. 3200)
***** Claim not valid if your employer finds it cheaper to dump you on the government plan rather than pay for care. (Section 412, H.R. 3200)
****** Claim not valid after the federal government envelops the private market as it has done with Medicare, leaving only a government option on the table. (Common Sense)
7) Join AFP Arizona, and Support Our Efforts. We’re Fighting for Health Care Freedom—and MORE!
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