A letter from the Tea Party Patriots National Coordinator Team:
Dear Fellow Patriot,
You have been making a difference all across this country since February. You have made your voices heard. Many in the mainstream media have scoffed at us. Some on our side have asked if we are able to keep the momentum going. Others want to know if our movement is growing or not. The politicians whose policies we are working to defeat have tried to ignore us.
We are here to tell you, we are making a difference! We are strong! We are united! We love this country and have her best interests at heart! We have and will continue to make our voices heard!
And, right now is the time to do it. We are in for what may very well be the most important political fight of our lifetime. And we mean lifetime literally. In the future, our very lives may depend on our actions today.
You probably know at least one person who has had an abnormal medical test. Maybe you have had it yourself. Maybe it was a family member or a loved one. After that first abnormal test, the doctor usually schedules more tests, maybe refers you to a specialist, and works to determine what the diagnosis is. Waiting for those tests and the results can feel like the longest wait in the world. You worry that something is wrong. You hope that nothing is wrong. You think, “Is it serious? Do I have cancer or some other terrible disease? Is it malignant? Maybe it will be benign. Maybe the doctors are wrong.” You wait. And you worry.
Luckily, in our health care system today in America, that wait is only days or maybe a couple of weeks. And, if the diagnosis is serious and requires further treatment, doctors work to treat your problem right away.
Imagine if that wait were months and months long. Imagine if some government bureaucrat said, “You will have to wait for 4 months until we have the time and doctors to treat you.” Imagine that few days or weeks turning to months. What if the problem were serious? What if the wait time caused you to miss your treatment window? What if it were your mom? Your spouse? Your child?
This happened to Shona Holmes. A couple of weeks ago, Amy Kremer and I had the privilege to meet Shona Holmes and hear her story first hand. Had Shona waited for her nationalized health care in Canada to actually diagnose and treat her, she would have died. Click here to watch her story on Patients United Now and her Fox News interview.
The liberal tax and spend politicians want to takeover our health care. They want control not just of our wallets but also our very lives. These politicians realize what is at stake. If the bill passes, bureaucrats in Washington will determine when you can see a doctor, which doctor you can see, and whether or not you can actually have treatment. Is this what you want? Are you going to let politicians take over your health care?
The bill that will allow the government to take over our health care was introduced today. It is 1,018 pages long. The politicians know that if you have time to read the bill you will not want it. They are not willing to allow honest debate and honest review of amendments. Speaker Pelosi and the House of Representatives are trying to rush passage of this bill, this 1,018 page bill, by the the time they go on summer vacation on July 31.
Are you willing to fight for control of your personal health care? Do you want the government to takeover your health care?
The heat is on! It is make or break time.
As I write this, Wednesday July 15, the Labor and Education Committee in the House is marking up the bill. That committee will probably pass the bill out of committee this week Wednesday or Thursday. On Thursday, the Ways and Means Committee and also the Energy and Commerce Committee in the House will be marking up the bill. Those committees are also trying to pass the bill out of committee this week — as in Thursday or Friday.
If you do not want the government to take control of your physical well being in addition to your wallets, then you must act. We must act quickly, decisively, and relentlessly. Here is what you can do:
1. On Wednesday, July 15, call every single member of the Labor and Education Committee (click here for list and phone numbers). Ask the questions below of the staff. Record your answers in this form (click for the form). We want to keep up with the number of calls, emails, and faxes that are made or sent to Congress.
2. On Thursday, July 16, call every single member of both the Ways and Means and the Energy and Commerce committees in the House (click here for list and phone numbers). Ask the questions below of the staff. Record your answers in this form (click for the form). Again, we want to keep up with the number of calls, emails, and faxes that are made or sent to Congress.
3. Attend the Tea Party Patriots Health Care Freedom Protest in your area. Take an hour off of work. Are your health care and the physical well being of your family members important enough to you to spend an hour making sure your voice is heard?
While you are there, we need you to do 3 things: sign the Free Our Health Care Now Petition, Sign the Letter to your Representative or Senator and hand deliver it to their office, and hold your signs opposing government takeover of your health care.
4. On Monday, July 20, call every single Blue Dog Democrat — Democrats who say they are fiscally conservative (click here for list and phone numbers). Again, record your answers in this form (click for the form).
5. Be prepared to make more phone calls next week.
Have a little more time? Want to do a little more? Forward this email to everyone in your list. Ask them to take these actions as well. Make phone calls to your friends and family to make sure they understand what is at stake.
Really want to go a little further? Have the time to make a large commitment to keeping control of your health care? Print the Free Our Health Care Now Petition. Now, take that petition and walk up and down your street asking your neighbors to sign it. Ask them if they will print the letter and email it to their elected officials. If they are passionate, then forward this email to them and ask them to call each and every Blue Dog Democrat.
Your Tea Party Patriots National Coordinator Team
Jenny Beth Martin, [email protected]
Amy Kremer, [email protected]
Mark Meckler, [email protected]
Rob Neppell, [email protected]
Special Conference Call Immediately Before Health Care Freedom Tea Parties
Before you begin the protests on Friday, join Tea Party Patriots and Conservatives for Patients’ Rights on a special conference call.
Tea Party Patriots Health Care Freedom Kick Off Conference Call
11:45 am edt/8:45 am pdt
877-842-9288 passcode: 537655
Sen. Jim DeMint
Rep. Mike Pence
Rick Scott, Conservatives for Patients’ Rights
Amy Kremer, Tea Party Patriots National Coordinator
Tea Party Patriots Health Care Freedom Tea Parties
Join your fellow Tea Party Patriots on July 17th at the local home office of each Congressman and Senator to make it absolutely clear we oppose government run health care. These will occur simultaneously across the country from Noon to 1:00 pm Eastern / 9:00 to 10:00 am Pacific. From Florida to Washington, from Maine to California, from Alaska to Hawaii and everywhere in between you and thousands of other Tea Party Patriots will assemble together outside the offices of those who are elected to represent us, and make our voices heard once again.
We need you and anyone else you can bring in order to achieve our goal of having massive numbers to make our point outside every single district office in the country. Take one hour off of work on July 17th to show up and speak out.
Letter to Your Elected Officials on Capitol Hill
Dear Representative and Senators,
As your constituent, a fellow American, and citizen of your state, I am writing to ask you to vote against any bill that will give the government increased control over healthcare and will lead to nationalized health care in the United States.
The documented accounts of rationing of medical services, long wait line for diagnosis and then longer wait lines for treatment, and inferior medical care cannot be ignored. In America, while our health care system may not perfect, we are able to choose our doctors, the doctors determine the best course of treatment for their patients, and there is no rationing of medical services. Additionally, in America, uninsured patients cannot be denied treatment in public hospital emergency rooms, so those uninsured patients are able to get the treatment they need in a timely manner.
If you insist on voting for government politicians to take over my health care, I implore you to do 4 things:
1. Promise and commit to change your health insurance and your immediate family members’ health insurance to the new government run program.
2. Promise and sign the pledge to read the bill and allow public input on the final bill for a minimum of 72 hours before voting.
3. Guarantee you will vote against any bill that will lead to rationing of medical services, that will limit in any way the ability for a patient to choose his or her doctor, and that will cause longer wait times before diagnosis and before treatment.
4. Guarantee you will vote against any bill that will increase the cost of medical care through increased taxes, reduced competition of medical providers, reduced competition of private sector health insurance.
Will you make these four commitments to your voters and American taxpayers? If you will not make these four commitments, why won’t you? What stands in your way of making these promises to insure that the superior medical care in America is not compromised in anyway? Why would you vote for a bill and then be unwilling to live by its consequences as an example to your constituents?
Please answer these questions in a return mailing to me. I eagerly await your reply as the future of my physical well being now seems to be in your hands. Thank you!