We all need to call Mike Ross today. He heads the health-care task force for the fiscally conservative Blue Dog Coalition. He has "emerged as a pivotal voice for moderate Democrats seeking to lower the cost of massive (health care) legislation."
President Obama said that "his" health care bill would increase coverage and at the same time decrease costs. Okay, now we know they think we're naive (and that's a nice way to state it.) Every single time, no exceptions, when government intervenes, costs go up and efficiency goes down. Just because Medicare and Medicaid are failing is NO reason to take over health care for the entire country. Government take over will mean massive increases that will be swallowed up by massive bureaucracy It is mathematically impossible to increase coverage and cut costs at the same time. Completely impossible.
Obama is an ideologue and he talks about a Utopia and people seem to be mesmerized by him and believe things that cannot possibly be true. In his press conference he did not say one single word about the absolute wonder of our health care system. Not one word about the hundreds of thousands of doctors, nurses, etc. who work in our medical system. People and dignitaries come from around the entire world to get OUR health care. I am interested to see statistics on how many American dignitaries travel to foreign countries for medical treatment. I've asked Lincoln, Pryor and Snyder to check into that for me. I'm not holding my breath! Our own Med Center has a special department just to handle foreign dignitaries who come here for treatment. Just imagine how many more go to the Mayo Clinic or MD Anderson, etc. Any person, regardless of ability to pay, can walk into any emergency room in any city in this country and receive treatment. Any homeless person can call 911 at 2:00 a.m. and an ambulance will be dispatched to take him/her to an emergency room for treatment. When "they" tell us that millions of Americans do not have health care, that is a lie. "They" are gearing all their rhetoric to "insurance coverage" when millions of people in this country get the care they need, it's just not covered by insurance. Health care is NOT the function of government.
- 202-225-3772, Prescott 870-887-6787, El Dorado 870-881-0681, Pine Bluff 870-536-3376, Hot Springs 501-520-5892
Arkansas Congressman Mike Ross has emerged as a leader among "Blue Dog" Democrats on the health reform issue. It is very important that as many Arkansans as possible call him and express their concern at the speed and the scope of this legislation. Call his DC office 202-225-3772. Remember that they will be leaving for the August break in a few days so ACT NOW!!!!
Mark Pryor- 202-224-2353, Little Rock-501-324-6336
Blanche Lincoln – 202-224-4843, Little Rock 501-375-2993 or 1-800-352-9364
Mike Ross – 202-225-3772
, Prescott 870-887-6787, El Dorado 870-881-0681, Pine Bluff 870-536-3376, Hot Springs 501-520-5892
Vic Snyder – 202-225-2506, Little Rock 501-324-5941
Marion Berry – 202-225-4076, Jonesboro 870-972-4600, Cabot 501-843-3043, Mtn. Home 870-425-3510
John Boozman – 202-225-4301, Fort Smith 479-782-7787, Harrison 870-741-6900, Lowell 479-725-0400
And/or-go to the senator’s web site to send an “official” email on their on line form.