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    Arlen Specter Health Care

    Heard from Specter and gave my response. First email was rejected. Sent another one containing my response. Not returned yet.

    n 3/2/2010 7:37 AM, [email protected] wrote:
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    Dear Mr. XXXXXXX

    Thank you for contacting my office regarding health reform. On December 24, 2009, I voted in favor of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which the Senate passed by a vote of 60-39. This legislation is an important step in ensuring adequate health care becomes a right in America and not just a privilege.

    This legislation extends coverage to 31 million more Americans. It also has important insurance reforms: no longer can an insurance company reject a claim because of a pre-existing condition; no longer can there be a lifetime limit on insurance coverage. It also provides subsidies to those who need assistance and tax credits for small businesses that offer health care to their employees. Notably, it is projected to reduce the deficit by $132 billion in the next ten years and by greater amounts in the following decade. However, the bill lacks provisions that I would have preferred. I would like to see a strong, robust public option. I would like to see more clear-cut language on a woman's right to choose.

    I consider the legislation similar to the Civil Rights Act of 1965. It was a very good law, but it took a preliminary legislative enactment in 1957 and another in 1964 - each an incremental step - to set the stage for what was satisfactory and adequate civil rights legislation. This bill is the first step in health reform and I look forward to continuing to improve this legislation in the future.

    Again, I appreciate your taking the time to bring your views on this issue to my attention. The concerns of my constituents are of great importance to me, and I rely on you and other Pennsylvanians to inform me of your views. Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact my office or visit my website at http://specter.senate.gov.


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    Arlen Specter
    Health care "a right in America"? Now we get rights from elected officials? So you are now on a par with our "creator".
    Any clue as to what our "Founding Fathers" would think about that statement. I won't be insulting so I will ask you to re read thee Constitution and the bill of rights.
    This legislation is an important step in ensuring adequate health care becomes a right in America and not just a privilege.
    Just who determines what is "adequate"? You? The other other "anointed ones in Congress?
    This is where I would say that you guys just don't get it, except I think you do get it! It's part of "The Agenda"
    How about my right to a house, a car, " life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness"?!
    I'll be forwarding this on to others so they can see just how magnanimous you all are.
    Sincerely!


    There are some provisions that you mention that does need attention and I agree with you. This is never going to save money though. What other Government entitlements do?
    Start over but make sure sure that you include the "important insurance reform".
    Health care is not a Right and it will not save money. Admit that and enjoy some trust from your constituents.

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    Update the second one was rejected also. Need to get a different email for his office.

  4. "Health care" is not a nebulous, faceless national resource. It is the collective goods and services provided by doctors, nurses, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, equipment manufacturers, etc. Anyone claiming those goods and services as a "right" needs to re-read the 13th amendment. Lincoln freed the slaves.

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    Perhaps he is hitting the reject button. Don't you just get the feeling with most of our elected officials that they really don't care what we think?
    By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith Heb.11:7

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    Hard to believe he was even a RINO for 30 years.
    He even voted against the recent CCW permit legislation, though I was surprised that Casey, the other PA senator, voted for it.
    If this deception gets put into law, rolling it back will be the only option. Rumer has it that the Democrats are counting on the Republicans not having the guts to do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by father-of-three View Post
    Hard to believe he was even a RINO for 30 years.
    He even voted against the recent CCW permit legislation, though I was surprised that Casey, the other PA senator, voted for it.
    If this deception gets put into law, rolling it back will be the only option. Rumer has it that the Democrats are counting on the Republicans not having the guts to do that.
    They would have to roll it back before people got used to another "freebie" which of course it is not.
    I have faith (well almost...) that anyone elected in the 2010 election will have seen the light and do away with it. Especially as it does not lower the deficit. BTW which entitle,ent program does that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bwjackson View Post
    "Health care" is not a nebulous, faceless national resource. It is the collective goods and services provided by doctors, nurses, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, equipment manufacturers, etc. Anyone claiming those goods and services as a "right" needs to re-read the 13th amendment. Lincoln freed the slaves.
    +1 I did ask him to "reread" the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

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