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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Obama Wants to Create a "Major New Authority" According to OFA

Here is an Email from the President's Organizing for America in which they describe the President's New health care plan. In it they claim Obama wants to Create a "Major New Authority", surprise, surprise...

"Yesterday, the White House released President Obama's health insurance reform proposal. It bridges the gap between the House and Senate bills, includes ideas from both parties to crack down on waste, fraud, and abuse, and puts American families and small business owners in control of their own health care.

And it creates a major new authority to help states crack down on insurers who propose unreasonable and unfair rate hikes -- like the ones we saw just last week in California and Maine.

It's a proposal that combines feedback from the health debate with the President's longstanding principles on reform -- and it's a bill that any member of Congress can support. But we know Big Insurance won't like it one bit.

Before too long, their attack ads will be back up on TV and their misinformation campaign will be up and running. They'll have one goal: convince members of Congress that its bad politics to support reform.

So it's more important than ever to show every member of Congress that if they fight for reform now, we'll back them up this election season.

OFA supporters have already pledged to volunteer over 7 million "You fight, we'll fight" hours. Join them by pledging today.

The President's bill is a combination of new provisions to crack down on insurers and eliminate waste and abuse, and targeted changes to the Senate bill to include ideas from the House and the President's own priorities.

It makes insurance more affordable, sets up a new competitive health insurance market, lays down commonsense rules to bring greater accountability to health care, ends discrimination against Americans with pre-existing conditions, and cuts the deficit. And it strengthens the Senate bill, adding new provisions to cut down on waste, make sure middle-class families are protected, and closing the Medicare Part D "donut hole" coverage gap.

But health insurance companies don't care what's in the bill. They're fighting to preserve the status quo that benefits them -- even though it's disastrous for our nation.

This proposal means reform is moving again, but the clock is ticking. We can't wait to show that insurers are wrong when they claim members of Congress who vote for reform will suffer at the polls -- but we need every committed supporter to pledge:


Thanks, Mitch

Mitch Stewart

Organizing for America"



Anonymous said...

Hey Bill:
Since OFA has a spot you might conbsider posting this article also. OFA's article doers not cite any facts, just opinion. If that is your standard, which I dson't believe it is, your readeers should also have this information.


Anonymous said...

THat OFA artcile is a "crock"