The six-year anniversary of Romneycare (Where’s the celebration?)
Exactly six years ago yesterday, Mitt Romney signed Massachusettshealth reform, or Romneycare, into law. At the time he called it a model for the nation. Six years later, and you don’t hear him celebrating it. Why? Because this godfather of Obamacare is promising to repeal national health reform on Day One in office. So much for a model for the nation. We put together a video explaining it — check it out, pass it on, and make sure people know ROMNEY’s trying to take away the very protections he once fought for.
If that’s not enough, the first quarterly Federal Election Commission fundraising deadline of 2012 hits this week. With all this Republican craziness in DC right now, everyone’s waiting to get a hold of both parties’ fundraising numbers to see who has the momentum. We have got to have a strong showing.
Why health reform matters: Seniors
There’s no doubt that if the GOP got their way and repealed Obamacare, seniors would be one of the groups hit hardest. Last year, millions of seniors and disabled Americansrelied on Medicare for quality health care — and almost 26 million received at least one preventive service free of cost. Thanks to President Obama’s plan to close the Medicare “doughnut hole,” seniors saved an average of $600 last year on prescriptions. Share the facts with everyone who should know:
Five ways Romney would hurt Americans by repealing health reform
Of all the GOP candidates, Mitt Romney‘s been leading the fight to repeal health reform. So this week, we put together the top five ways that Romney repealing Obamacare would hurt Americans. For example, did you know that if the law is overturned, up to 129 million people would continue to be at risk of being denied insurance due to pre-existing conditions? It’s scary to think what would happen if this reform is rolled back. Spread the word:
Insurance companies barred from denying Americans with pre-existing conditions
One of the biggest achievements of Obamacare is that people will no longer be denied coverage because of pre-existing conditions. What’s considered a pre-existing condition? Everything from high blood pressure to asthma to cancer or heart disease. And they’re more common than you may think — up to half of Americans under the age of 65 have one. If Romney and the GOP have their way, they’d immediately roll this back — essentially telling folks they’re on their own. Share with people how critical this piece of health reform is to us: