March 23, 2010
Issues (check corresponding number in ‘Details’ and ‘Action’ Sections)
1.) Freedom of Choice in Healthcare Act
2.) Registered to Vote?
1.) In October Representative Matt Baker (R-Tioga) introduced the Freedom of Choice in Healthcare Act – HB 2053. In December Representative Curt Schroder (R-Chester) introduced HB 2179 , a constitutional amendment allowing the citizens of PA the freedom to make their own health care choices. Both bills continue to sit in the House Insurance Committee. After Sunday night’s vote to pass socialized health care including a mandate that all Americans must purchase health care, it is time to renew our efforts to get these bills passed.
2.) In America’s system of government, the polling place is probably the most powerful component. However, many people remain unregistered and thus cannot weld that powerful tool. The upcoming mid-term election is the first national election since the Presidential election in 2008. Do you or others you know have a message to send Washington, D.C. or Harrisburg?
1.) Contact your State Representative and ask that they support H.B. 2053- the Freedom of Choice in Healthcare Act and HB 2179 – a constitutional amendment to the PA Constitution reiterating Pennsylvanians right to make their own health care decisions. Tell them you want the freedom to make your own health insurance decisions and don’t want the federal government to mandate what you can and cannot have. Additionally, ask them to contact House Insurance Committee Chairman Anthony DeLuca and Committee Minority Chair Nick Micozzie to move these bills forward in Committee. Click here for your State Rep’s contact info. – key in your nine-digit zip code in the upper right hand corner.
2.) You have until April 19th to register or change party affiliation and be able to vote in the May 18th Primary. Remember the primary is closed in Pennsylvania – meaning only Republicans can vote for Republicans and only Democrats can vote for Democrats. Do you have a favorite primary candidate? If so, you have to be a member of the same party he or she is to be able to vote for them on May 18th. Click here to register to vote.