March 23, 2012
The undersigned 16 organizations representing grassroots, policy, taxpayer, senior and medical professional groups urge Senate Republicans to aggressively seek opportunities to vote on full repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). We also urge you introduce bills and push for individual votes on the damaging provisions that continue to be revealed within the law.
While a majority of voters still support repeal, there are deep rumblings of concern about what they perceive to be inaction on the Hill, particularly from the Senate. We must affirm and solidify the support for repeal with affirmative steps and constant opportunities to remind people why this onerous bill is bad for patients, for seniors, for taxpayers, for doctors - for this country.
In a recent Quinnipiac University poll, 52% of registered voters nationwide said Congress should repeal the law. A Kaiser Family Foundation poll of nationwide adults has only 42% with a generally favorable overall view of the law. In November, nearly 66% of Ohio voters rejected the individual mandate, adopting a constitutional amendment that "preserves the freedom of Ohioans to choose their health care and health care coverage."
Doctors – the ones on the frontlines in medicine – also point the finger squarely at PPACA for problems in medicine. A recent poll by the Doctor Patient Medical Association found that they believe that PPACA will reduce the quality of care for their patients (78.7%) and that it is the single factor that has made them more pessimistic about the future of medicine (74.8%)
As the second anniversary of PPACA's signing draws near, more damaging research and information continues to be revealed every month.
The House has show tremendous leadership with votes on full repeal, CLASS Act, IPAB and others, though defunding to slow implementation is still devoutly sought. As a critical election approaches in November, particularly now that we “know what’s in it”, the American people deserve to see where their elected Senators continue to stand on PPACA. Continued debate and votes on the Senate floor will remind Americans which Senators are obstructionists to the effort for repeal. It will remind the people that Congress is divided, and repeal-supporting Republicans do NOT control both houses
– something most apparently do not now recognize. It will remind them that PPACA is still the law of the land, something that, remarkably, many assume is no longer the case. Further, these votes will electrify the individuals and organizations we represent to ensure that a Congress and President are elected in November that will enact repeal in 2013.
Our organizations collectively have organized and delivered millions of letters, calls and petitions to your offices, calling on the repeal of PPACA. We’re beating the drum as loudly as possible, but we need more from you. We ask you to continue your leadership on this vitally important issue and force as many votes as possible until PPACA is repealed.
Kathryn Serkes CEO & Chairman Doctor Patient Medical Association
Ken Hoagland Chairman Restore America's Voice Foundation
Grover Norquist President Americans for Tax Reform
Jim Martin Chairman 60 Plus Association
Heather Higgins President & CEO Independent Women's Voice
Tim Phillips President Americans For Prosperity
Eric Novack, MD US Health Freedom Coalition
Amy Ridenour Chairman The National Center for Public Policy Research Jane Orient, MD Executive Director Association of American Physicians & Surgeons
David Williams President Taxpayers Protection Alliance
Amy Kremer Chairman Tea Party Express
Andrew F. Quinlan, President Center for Freedom and Prosperity
Pete Sepp Executive Vice President National Taxpayers Union
Joseph L Bridges President and CEO The Seniors Coalition
Andrew Langer President Institute for Liberty
Colin A. Hanna President Let Freedom Ring
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