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Take Action to STOP ObamaCare in Arizona!

May 11, 2012 J

[img_assist|nid=26702|title=AZ HealthCare Freedom|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=300|height=300]To all Arizona Taxpayers and Health Care Consumers,

As we approach the second anniversary of the Obama-Pelosi-Reid federal government takeover of health care, we must continue to fight for health care freedom.

Those of us who cannot make it to the Hands Off My Health Care Rally in Washington, DC on March 27 have a chance to tell Nancy Pelosi what we think of her health care legislation (now that we all know what’s in it!) this Saturday afternoon, March 24, when Pelosi visits Tempe.

We also have a duty to get the Arizona Legislature to STOP Gov. Jan Brewer from setting up an ObamaCare exchange here in Arizona.

Take Action to STOP ObamaCare in Arizona!

ObamaCare will make health care more expensive and less accessible, and will stifle innovation through huge new tax and regulatory burdens. And ObamaCare will ultimately put all control over health insurance and health care in the hands of Washington bureaucrats.

Unfortunately, Governor Jan Brewer is spending $30 million in federal funds (i.e., your federal tax dollars) to set up an ObamaCare health insurance exchange in Arizona. The exchange is a new bureaucracy that will soon require tens of millions of dollars annually in new surcharges, fees and/or taxes on Arizona families and businesses.

Worse still, the imposition of an ObamaCare exchange here in Arizona may prevent ObamaCare from being repealed. As enacted, ObamaCare is dependent upon state exchanges (such as Gov. Brewer’s exchange) for the distribution of federal subsidies. Once Arizonans become addicted to federal subsidies, ObamaCare will be extremely difficult to repeal.

AFP-Arizona is calling on Arizona’s Legislators sign the Health Care Freedom Pledge and to STOP Governor Brewer from imposing an ObamaCare exchange on Arizona.

Here is the key text of the Health Care Freedom Pledge:

“I hereby pledge to OPPOSE any bill, regulation, legislation, or executive action that implements President Obama’s health care legislation, including bills that create new bureaucracies that must be funded by new surcharges, fees, or taxes of any kind.”

AFP-Arizona is asking all Arizona Legislators to sign the Pledge by the tenth day after the end of the 2012 legislative session (probably sometime in late April). Legislators who fail to sign the Pledge are leaving the door open to the imposition of an ObamaCare exchange in Arizona–and harming the prospects for the repeal of ObamaCare.

Please use this link to take action to stop ObamaCare in Arizona.

Please let us know how your Legislators respond to your message by emailing AFP-Arizona at tjenney@afphq.org. Under the influence of insurance-company lobbyists, many Legislators have been led to believe that Arizona will somehow have more control over its insurance market if we set up an ObamaCare exchange here. For at least three answers to that argument, go to http://tinyurl.com/aznocontrol

You and your friends, neighbors and co-workers can also take action at our AZ Health Care Freedom home page:


And again, please join us in Tempe on Saturday to give Nancy Pelosi the reception she deserves… (More info at http://tinyurl.com/pelositempe)

To see how the Committee members (and other Legislators) scored on AFP-Arizona’s 2011 Legislative Scorecard, along with cumulative scores for past years, click here.

To learn more about AFP-Arizona’s 2012 Legislative Agenda, and to see how the Health Care Freedom Pledge will be scored on AFP-Arizona’s 2012 Scorecard, click here.

For Liberty, Tom

Tom Jenney
Arizona Director
Americans for Prosperity
(602) 478-0146

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