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Conservatives to McConnell and Kyl: Block This Health Care Bill

December 9th, 2009

Dear Senators McConnell and Kyl,

Thank you for your leadership in opposing the Democrat healthcare legislation
these past many months. Now that Majority Leader Reid has announced a so-called
"compromise" please do not allow him to railroad the Senate into a quick vote on
cloture on this bill. On behalf of conservative leaders we urge you to take every
action and use every Senatorial prerogative to gain additional time for the
American people to understand how devastating this bill is to America's economic
future and quality healthcare.

Public opinion polls show Americans are opposed to the massive government makeover
of our healthcare system. Based on media reports of the so-called Reid
"compromise," the bill has become even worse: it is a huge and expensive expansion
of Medicare, it establishes the Federal bureaucracy as a stalking horse for
government regulation of health insurance, and the bill allows Federal funding for
abortions. When the American people understand these points it is likely that
polls will show even greater disapproval.

You have been true statesmen in leading the opposition to the bill so far. Now
that the majority has put together a one-party "compromise" it is critical that
Republicans make it clear that you will use every prerogative of the minority to
prevent them from jamming this new bill through. Please use every procedural tool
available to you to ensure there is a full debate, including full debate on each
amendment, and to ensure ample time for the American people to communicate their
opposition to their elected representatives.


Edwin Meese
Former Attorney General

Tim Phillips
President, Americans for Prosperity

David McIntosh
Former Member of Congress, Indiana

Colin Hanna
President, Let Freedom Ring

William Wilson
President, Americans for Limited Government

Duane Parde,
President, National Taxpayers Union

Tom Schatz
President, Council for Citizens Against Government Waste

Craig Shirley
Chairman, Citizens for the Republic

Brent Bozell
President, Media Research Center
Wendy Wright
President, Concerned Women for America

Alfred Regnery
Publisher, American Spectator

Tony Perkins
President, Family Research Council

Brian McManus
Council for Affordable Health Insurance

Jim Martin
President, 60 Plus Association

Jenny Beth Martin

National Coordinator, Tea Party Patriots

William Haygood Shaker

President, American Council for Health Care Reform

J. Bradley Jansen
Director, Center for Financial Privacy & Human Rights

Karen Kerrigan
President, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council

Karl Ottosen
United States Federation of Small Businesses

T. Kenneth Cribb, Jr.

Former Chief Domestic Advisor to President Reagan

Andrea Lafferty
Executive Director, Traditional Values Coalition

Thomas Henry
President, RealCare Insurance Marketing

Gary Bauer
President, American Values

Beverly Gossage
Founder & Director, HSA Benefits Consulting

Tom DeWeese
President, American Policy Center

Susan Carleson
Chairman & CEO, American Civil Rights Union

Ralph F. Weber, CLU

Forest Thigpen
President, Mississippi Center for Public Policy

Kerri (Houston) Toloczko

Senior Vice President for Policy, Institute for Liberty

Marion Edwyn Harrison

Counsel, Free Congress Foundation