Target: United States House Majority Leader Eric Cantor
Goal: Denounce a rigged survey report on paid premiums intended to mislead the public about the Affordable Care Act
The Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, has made remarkable progress in recent months exceeding enrollment expectations with a late surge in sign-ups while meeting several important goals. Health care premiums are already coming in below projections, insurers have reported adequate numbers of young and healthy customers to help stabilize costs, and the percentage of Americans without insurance has gone down.
Although this is good news for the country Republicans have bet their mid-term elections on the failure of Obamacare. Since they can no longer deny the good news, Republicans in the House of Representatives have focused instead on misleading the public. A recently released report claims that one third of Affordable Care Act enrollees have yet to pay their first premiums, despite the fact that millions of people haven’t even seen their first bill. This was clearly done with the intention of deceiving American voters.
Republicans in Congress have worked tirelessly in an attempt to repeal or derail Obamacare. This misleading report just the latest in a series of shady and poorly documented claims of failure. Time and time again when they have promoted tales of Obamacare horror further investigation has revealed trumped up stories and a poor understanding of the facts. Demand that our politicians stop misleading the public and start working to improve the Affordable Care Act for all Americans.
Dear Representative Cantor,
The Affordable Care Act, while not perfect, is already helping millions of Americans lead better lives. Health care choices can be confusing, and consumers deserve accurate information on which to base important life decisions that impact them and their families. Yet it seems as though many Congressional Republicans are more focused on making the Democratic President look bad, at any cost, than they are on serving the interests of their constituents.
A recent report released by House Republicans sought to deliberately misinform the public by spreading false information about health insurance premiums. This tactic is dishonest, dishonorable, and harmful to those Americans who could still benefit from the Affordable Care Act’s reforms.
I must insist that you and your colleagues in Congress stop spreading harmful disinformation, and instead work together to find real solutions to real problems.
[Your Name Here]
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