By now I’m sure you’ve been to, or at least read about, all the anti-Obama Care rallies that have taken shape all around Colorado. Reports indicate that both Denver and Fort Collins had good turnouts with around 400 to 600 people. Colorado Springs however, is reporting attendance between 1,000 and 1,200. Pretty great turnouts considering they’ve been on workdays and we all have jobs.
Make no mistake, House Resolution 3200 – aka Obama Care – aka politically controlled health care, is coming down the pike. Right now the bill sits at over 1,000 pages, and according to the National Taxpayers Union, despite the left’s rhetoric, the language indicates a ton more coercion than any “choice” whatsoever. (Are you even surprised that the words “require” and “must” outnumber the words “choice” and “option” 9 to 1)? This bill is so ridiculous, even Jimmy Fallon made fun of its size and price tag on his TV show.
The bottom line is this: the reason we are even in this health care dilemma is because our current health care system is entirely too regulated and politicized. As of 2007, Colorado already had 46 mandates codified in our state statutes. Do we really need over 1,000 pages of more restrictions, mandates, and regulations?
If you don’t like the idea of Obama taking over our health care like he’s done with banks and our car industry, take a minute and contact your congressman. This page has the phone and fax numbers, in addition to links for electronic correspondence.
Don’t wait until it’s too late! Tell our representatives that you prefer REAL consumer choice and freedom, NOT the federal mandates currently on the table.
Thank you for your time!
Legislative Director, Libertarian Party of Colorado
“Whoever wishes peace among peoples must fight statism.” -Mises