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NTU Vote Alert: NTU urges all Senators to vote “NO” on H.R. 3590

December 19, 2009

NTU urges all Senators to vote “NO” on H.R. 3590, the so-called “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.” This $2.5 trillion bill is NOT real reform, but rather a political ploy to deceive taxpayers and expand the size and scope of the federal government in a way that is both unprecedented and unsustainable.               

For months, you have heard from the American people – an overwhelming majority of which oppose this bill – through phone calls, emails, town halls, and office visits. Will you choose to ignore the interests of those constituents you serve? They deserve more than mediocre legislation, crafted behind closed doors, that has been rammed through the Senate schedule in an effort to conceal the truth. Recent studies show that H.R. 3590 will NOT reign in health care costs, nor will it spare taxpayers: despite President Obama’s oft-repeated promise, those individuals making less than $250,000 a year will be hit with higher taxes.          

We recognize that changes need to be made to our health care system, but this bill is not reform. Unbridled spending, tax hikes, and a more powerful, less accountable government are not the way to lower costs and improve quality of care. It is our hope that you will put party politics aside, vote NO on H.R. 3950, and work toward passage of a common-sense, more fiscally responsible health care bill that empowers patients, not Washington bureaucrats.             

The vote on cloture on the motion to proceed to this health care bill is THE important vote for taxpayers. Any vote in favor of that motion is effectively a vote in favor of this monstrosity of a bill. As such, a vote on cloture on the motion to proceed will be among only a handful in the last decade to receive the highest weight of 100 in our annual Rating of Congress and we urge all Senators to vote “NO.” 

If you have any questions, please contact NTU Federal Government Affairs Manager Jordan Forbes at (703) 683-5700.