Here are a few things that you could tell your legislator you want fixed in the final bill:
Give Americans the choice of a public option. Congress should model the final
bill after the House version, which contains a national public option--the key to real competition, greater choice,
and lower costs.
Make insurance affordable. Both bills require most Americans to have insurance. But even with subsidies, some people
could pay up to 20% of their income on health care. The final bill must ensure families
aren't required to spend more than they can afford.
Protect women's health care.Both bills impose dangerous new restrictions on women's reproductive health care.
While the House version is worse, neither provision can be in the final bill.
Finance health care fairly. The Senate would pay for part of reform by taxing the benefits packages of some working
Americans. The House, on the other hand, pays for reform with a small surcharge on the wealthiest Americans--a far better
Hold insurance companies to the same anti-trust laws as other companies. Right
now, insurance companies are exempt from laws designed to prevent monopolies and price-gouging. The House bill would fix
this, and so should the final bill.
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