Posts Tagged ‘bill’

Pass this healthcare overhaul now!

It was a very close vote but the momentum of compromise is overturning a century’s past flawed health-care policy. Pre-existing conditions are of top concern and as such have “In addition to creating the so-called public option government run insurance program, the House-passed bill would bar insurers from denying people coverage because of pre-existing conditions and set up health care ‘exchanges,’ or marketplaces, where consumers could easily shop for coverage.” This is a much more fair system where I can get affordable insurance that covers my own medical needs.

Republicans argue that this will do nothing except increase the size of government. I was a Republican for a long time and dont see why they wouldnt want to see this happen. They like the government to get involved and bailout big banks and insurance companies who made risky investments with our money. In a country of multi-million dollar bonuses and bailout funding I see no reason why they cannot fully support policy change for banning pre-existing conditions.

There is hope. After Republicans got their compromise on funding abortion limitations, (which I agree with), they gave a signal that they would pass the bill. The revised bill states now “The change would permit abortion coverage for people receiving federal aid for their insurance only in the case of rape or incest or where the mother’s life is endangered. That change is consistent with a 1970s-era federal law governing public funding of abortion.” The only people that can use insurance for an abortion are people who pay for their own insurance privately. I do not feel abortion should ever be used as a method for birth control and certainly I myself do not wish my taxes to be used to fund this type of irresponsible behavior.

To the Blue Dog Coalition of 52 Dems I say the price is worth it. However, after looking at things, I dont think it will actually cost anything, I truly believe this new system will be much more efficient and save taxpayers money. The system today has indigent people everywhere going into hospitals and never paying a dime. Who has to pay that cost, we all do. And, its alot more expensive that way. Whats the old saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

I am all for giving it a shot. What do we have to lose by trying something different other than the status quo. Its time Americans stood up for Americans and take pride in our country with the knowledge that we take care of our own. To see the roll of votes click the following link http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll887.xml

You know, really, if the Republicans had a plan for insurance reform they had plenty of time to pass it whilest they were in office. In truth this is not of concern for them because they have plenty of disposable money to pay for their own medical care costs.

This plan is for the working class, both middle and lower. I would think if most of you really knew what was going on you would see that this restructure is in the best interest of Americans as a whole. Please spend time reading the actual bill and get a conscious for doing the right thing for everyone in this land of the free and home of the brave.

Put your vote where your mouth is. So many people want to complain about whats wrong in our government. Well here is your chance to fix some of these wrongs. Get out there and press your Senators to pass this healthcare overhaul now.

 

Repower America

Michael,

The Senate just introduced their version of landmark clean energy legislation we’ve been working on for years.

As Senators begin to debate and react to this bill, it’s essential we show support right out of the gate. This legislation could revitalize the American economy, strengthen our national security, and help solve the climate crisis.

Tell your Senators that you support action on the clean energy and climate legislation introduced today.

The new Senate bill is a huge step forward for our movement, building on the momentum created when the House of Representatives passed a similar bill earlier this summer.

But the bill is just a starting point. And now that it has been introduced, the high priced lobbyists for Big Oil are going to make every attempt to weaken it as much as possible — or to block it entirely.

We can’t let that happen.

Stand up for Clean Energy Legislation in the Senate.

We need this bill to create jobs and to end the destructive cycle that hurts our planet and our economy by sending millions of dollars overseas that could support clean energy produced by American workers.

Recent polling shows that Americans across party lines strongly support moving our economy forward with clean energy. That might not make a difference to the special interests fighting for their bottom line, but it will to our Senators — if we make that support heard.

You can be a leader on this issue by speaking out in support of clean energy. Tell your Senators our country needs clean energy legislation:

http://act.repoweramerica.org/page/s/senate

Thanks for everything you are doing,

Dave Boundy
Campaign Manager




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The more we sterilize, the less we euthanize

I just read some good news that statewide tax income checkboxes are being used in 26 states. These checkboxes on tax refunds provides for $1 to go to the statewide spay/neuter fund to help low income people fix their pets. The results are staggering. In one state euthanasias are down 77% with most averaging 60-70% drops.

We know that one reason many elderly citizens dont fix their animals is because of the necessary resources. When they come out to your house and fix your pet on the spot, this does so much in the way of prevention. Children that would otherwise not be able to care for a dog can now take in a stray and get help to do so.  Find out if your state has this fund today. If it doesnt, let me know and we can work together to get one passed. The results sell the program to legislators. All we have to do is get a bill in front of them.

Whats the old saying? “An ounce of preventention is worth a pound of cure.”


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Natural Gas Act: Letter to my Congressman in Florida

We need to take immediate steps to reduce our dependency on foreign oil. Join me in emailing Congress today to let them know you support taking immediate steps to reduce our dependency on foreign oil. I am so tired of having excuses for troops being in the Middle East. If we just pass this energy bill we can solve the crisis now. We can begin to get our country back. We need a few minutes of your time to make a big change for America. Congress will be back in session in 2 weeks.

Secretary of Energy already committed $300 million of stimulus money to build 542 natural gas and propane docking stations across the country. If we have stacks of emails and letters on their desks when they come in we will make history!

While the price per barrel of oil has fallen from the last summer highs, it’s beginning to rise again. What hasn’t changed is the percentage of oil we import every day: over the past 12 months we have continued to import nearly two-thirds of the oil we use. Most of the oil we import is used as a transportation fuel – cars, trucks, aircraft, boats and trains. About one barrel out of every five is used as diesel fuel to power heavy trucks – 18-wheelers.

I am all for developing battery, solar, wind and fuel cell technology – or some other technology which is still in the laboratory stage. But neither batteries nor hydrogen are ready for widespread distribution to our national fleet of approximately 250 million cars and light trucks. A battery also won’t push an 18-wheeler. The only fuel right now which is available to reduce our dependence on foreign oil is domestic natural gas.

Due to recent advances in technology, we now have the ability to recover natural gas from the enormous deposits in Texas, Louisiana and Appalachia in the lower 48 states. In fact, a recent study Potential Gas Committee estimates that natural gas reserves have surged by 35 percent. The 2,074 trillion cubic feet of domestic natural gas reserves cited in the study is the equivalent of nearly 350 billion barrels of oil, about the same as Saudi Arabia’s oil reserves.

Natural gas is cheaper than diesel fuel. Natural gas is cleaner than diesel. It’s abundant. And it’s ours. The time to act is now and the NAT GAS Act is the best tool we’ve had in decades to reduce our dependence on foreign oil.

The NAT GAS Act of 2009 is a bi-partisan bill in both the U.S. House of Representatives (H.R. 1835) and the Senate (S. 1408). In the House, Congressmen Boren (D-OK), Larson (D-CT) and Sullivan (R-OK) introduced it April 1 and it already has nearly 80 bi-partisan cosponsors. In the Senate, Senators Menendez (D-NJ) and Hatch (R-UT) were joined by Senate Majority Leader Reid (D-NV) to introduce it on July 8.

The NAT GAS Act provides industry with the incentives to replace older diesel trucks with newer natural gas vehicles – it’s a great step in the right direction. It will provide the momentum for engine manufacturers, natural gas producers and natural gas distributors to ramp up and make a real difference in our dependence on foreign oil.

I hope you will sign up as a cosponsor to support this important legislation. I will be watching your press and floor remarks for statements of support.


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