Monday, August 10, 2009

Seniors Take Warning

The AARP supports Obama's healthcare program. A representative appeared last week on TV and claimed that HR 3200 is OK for seniors. Apparently, they haven't read the bill, or there's something going on behind the scenes.

After perusing the AARP web site, it was discovered that they have strong ties to the SEIU (Service Employees International Union)! They make several positive references to the SEIU. They must be good buddies because the AARP site has lots of good things to say about them. You know who they are, they are the alleged thugs who beat up an anti-Obama healthcare guy at the St. Louis Town Hall Meeting. SEIU is a special interest group that have ties with ACORN! Hummm.... , isn't ACORN the organization that is suspected of racketeering and falsifying election registrations?

1st Action To Take
Here are some recommended actions to take:

  • Don't join AARP
  • If you are a member, resign from the organization. Before you do however, let them know in writing why you are disaffiliating with them.
  • Tell other friends and seniors about AARP supports the SEIU and probably ACORN.
2nd Action to Take
Hand write your senators to vote "NO" on HR 3200. Mail it to them using Snail mail to their offices.

Here is a sample letter:

Dear Senator

As a senior citizen I am deeply concerned about current legislation (HR 3200) regarding government health care reform. It represents an intrusive expansion of government, into what I consider a private matter. The government has no right or any business intervening into patient-doctor decisions.

Please DO NOT support this bill for the following reasons:

* Our government cannot sustain giant budget deficits and an increase in spending beyond its present commitments
* The current legislation is funded and financed by huge cuts in Medicare
* CBO estimated costs are over one Trillion dollars for this bill
* There are large tax increases in the proposed bill, as follows:
**** 8% Tax on employers
**** $8.2 Billion dollar tax on health care savings accounts
**** CBO says workers would pay $163 Billion dollars in lost wages
**** 2.5% tax on people without “acceptable health care coverage”
**** $2 Billion dollars on “Comparative Effectiveness Research Tax”

Supporting this bill is really unfeasible. It is unfair to all US citizens – especially seniors. Even President Obama said we are out of money! If passed, this breaks Obama’s pledge of no new taxes. You don’t want to support that and have it on your voting record – do you?

Senator, you must vote “No” on this legislation.


Why hand write the letter? It has more impact than email!


  1. For anyone who wants to actually read the bill so they can make an educated assessment of the facts presented here, here's a link:

  2. Let's face it - neither the patient nor the doctor make the decisions about what gets covered. The insurance company does. Do you really like it that way? I guess that makes you a sympathizer for AIG.

  3. Nick,
    Again, the reality is that taxes will have to be raised to pay for this bill. The tax increases listed are real. The money has to come from somewhere. We cannot add 50 million new people into the healthcare system without some form of RATIONING. There won't be enough doctors!

    And, I don't know what kind of insurance you have, but I can have a personal conversation with my doctor and we can mutually determine my healthcare decisions and treatments. What Medicare does not cover, my supplemental insurance does! I want to keep it that way. Oh yes, I know Medicare is the "government." I also paid them a considerable amount of money over the years, and continue to pay them for coverage.

    I'm ignoring your sarcastic remark about AIG. They have nothing to do with MY healthcare!

  4. No matter how many discussions we have with the Docs, the ultimate decision is out of our control. Thats the way it is, that's the way it's going to be. It's a bean counter making the final call, not a medical professional. It sucks, but that's the reality. No matter what happens.