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Dear Mr. President

Dear President Obama,

I am not in the mood to have you negotiate ANYTHING with this Congress especially the expiration of the Bush tax cuts to the rich. I am sick and tired of footing the bill for the rich people and getting little in return. I wanted a single payer health care plan or at least a public option and you dropped the ball on that one by caving into the Republicans temper tantrums. Instead, I got a watered down health care bill that won’t fully go into effect until 2014 which gives the insurance companies plenty of time to double and triple my current premiums. I wanted real Wall Street reform. Instead, I got weak financial reform because Wall Street took precedent over Main Street. Having said that, you probably still want me to vote for you and the weak Democrats in 2012. You need to convince me that YOU can do better than negotiating with greedy Republicans. You need to take control of the agenda. If you want my vote, then you need to earn it. I’m getting tired of footing the bill and getting nothing in return. I wouldn’t return to a restaurant that gave me poor service and bad food and I won’t vote for politicians that give me bad service and bad bills.

Toomey Lies

Pat Toomey has a problem speaking the truth.  He claims that he never said “privatize” Social Security.  Instead he used the term “personalized” Social Security.  Does Pat Toomey think we are stupid?  Privatize and personalize are the same thing.  Stop insulting the voters, Mr. Toomey.  You are owned by Wall Street and all your votes will favor Wall Street just like they did in the past.  Pennsylvania doesn’t need a Wall Street Senator.

From Pat Toomey Watch.

Pennsylvania’s Republican Candidate for Governor – UPDATE

The Republican candidate for Governor will be filing a frivolous lawsuit against the US Government.  Attorney General Tom Corbett will be joining other Republican AG’s in wasting taxpayers’ money on a frivolous lawsuit.  Republicans support  “torte reform” only until lawsuits benefit them.

Pennsylvania’s budget is stressed and instead of funding education and fighting crime, AG Tom Corbett wants to waste tax dollars filing a lawsuit that does NOT represent the best interest of Pennsylvanians.  This waste of tax payers money could lessen the amount of money available for programs for seniors such as Meals on Wheels.  Can you imagine?  Taking food out of granny’s mouth so that Republicans can sue the Government.

Now a little bit about what AG Tom Corbett wants to hand back to the Insurance companies…

  • Re-instate pre-existing condition exclusions for children in all new plans;
  • Remove immediate access to insurance for uninsured Americans who are uninsured because of a pre-existing condition;
  • Re-allow dropping people from coverage when they get sick in all individual plans;
  • Increase seniors’ prescription drug prices by re-opening the donut hole;
  • Remove tax credits to small businesses for purchasing coverage;
  • Re-establish lifetime limits and re-establish annual limits on benefits in all plans;
  • Remove coverage for an enrollee’s dependent children the age of 18;
  • Re-establish high co-pays for preventive services and immunizations.  Re-establish cost sharing for these services.
  • Remove consumers access to an effective internal and external appeals process to appeal new insurance plan decisions;
  • Prevent premium rebates to enrollees from insurers with high administrative expenditures and prevent public disclosure of the percent of premiums applied to overhead costs.

If AG Tom Corbett wins, then Pennsylvanians lose.   In other words, AG Tom Corbett wants to deny Pennsylvanians these benefits…

  • Prohibit pre-existing condition exclusions for children in all new plans;
  • Provide immediate access to insurance for uninsured Americans who are uninsured because of a pre-existing condition through a temporary high-risk pool;
  • Prohibit dropping people from coverage when they get sick in all individual plans;
  • Lower seniors’ prescription drug prices by beginning to close the donut hole;
  • Offer tax credits to small businesses to purchase coverage;
  • Eliminate lifetime limits and restrictive annual limits on benefits in all plans;
  • Require plans to cover an enrollee’s dependent children until age 26;
  • Require new plans to cover preventive services and immunizations without cost-sharing;
  • Ensure consumers have access to an effective internal and external appeals process to appeal new insurance plan decisions;
  • Require premium rebates to enrollees from insurers with high administrative expenditures and require public disclosure of the percent of premiums applied to overhead costs.

If Attorney General Tom Corbett, who is fully owned by Corporations, Wall Street and the Insurance Companies, wins, then Pennsylvanians lose.

UPDATE:  Tell AG Tom Corbett that he does not represent your views on HCR here

Gerlach, We Are Waiting To Hear From You

Press release from PA 6th Congressional District Candidate, Manan Trivedi…

Manan Trivedi to Rep. Gerlach: Do you have the courage?

MEDIA RELEASE

2.10.2010

Ed Niles, Campaign Manager

610-370-9489

READING, Pa – The following is a statement from 6th district Democratic candidate for congress, Manan Trivedi on the President Obama’s proposed health care summit and the refusal by House Republican Leadership to commit to attending.

“President Obama, in an unprecedented move, has offered to host a publicly televised health care summit to finally come with a solution for health care reform, and so far, Republican leaders in the House are unwilling to attend. I hear the Republicans in Washington clamoring about wanting an open and transparent process, and just when President Obama makes a bold and transformational gesture to meet their demands, they change their minds.”

“What I don’t hear is Congressman Gerlach standing up to his leaders in Washington and demanding they come to the table and solve our health care problem. What I don’t hear is Congressman Gerlach’s conviction to do what is right. And what I clearly don’t hear from Congressman Gerlach, is a public servant who is willing to listen to the public he is supposed to represent. Congressman Gerlach, do you have the courage to tell your leaders in Washington to meet with President Obama on television and fix our health care crisis?”

“As millions of people go without health care today, Gerlach and the Republicans in Washington who tell him what to do, play political games with American’s lives. As a physician, I have dealt first-hand with the harsh reality of those who are forced to go without health care. And when I am in Congress, I will never let an opportunity to improve our health care system slip by for the sake of political posturing.”

Manan Trivedi is a primary care physician, a former Lt. Commander in the Navy and an Iraq War veteran.

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