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Congress Retains "CADILLAC CARE

While Citizens Get CLUNKER CARE"-PART II

September 1, 2009

If you attend a town hall meeting or send any correspondence, here are some questions you can ask the President, your Senator or Representative:
Congressmen- Is it true what United Small Business of America says, that section 313 of HR3200 concocts a tax of up to 8% of the total payrolls of employers who do not give their workers health insurance?

Congressmen-Is it true, what United Small Business of America says that section 441 of HR3200 imposes surcharges of 1 % to 5% on high-income individuals? Can't you see that this tax and other taxes in this bill create a $600 billion plus disincentive to higher income people and an equally valuable inducement to fire employees?

Congressmen-Is is true, what United Small Business of America says, that section 1802 of HR3200 empowers the Health and Human Services Secretary to slap a new, still-undetermined tax on every health plan in order to finance a new comparative effectiveness research trust fund?

Mr. President- Since tort reform would give you tens of billions of dollars in savings, why have you not talked about those obvious savings? For example, a neurosurgeon has to pay about $200,000 a year for malpractice insurance before he or she even turns on a light or hires a nurse or secretary.

Mr. President- Isn't it true that there are billions of dollars lost because of the hidden costs of defensive procedures that ALL doctors order for no other reason than to protect themselves from a lawsuit?

Congressmen-Since government mandates have never produced the "so-called" desired results in the history of our country, on what basis do you believe they will work this time?

Senator-Can you refute this statistic: That the Medicare trust fund will be depleted in 2017 or earlier and that they will experience a shortfall between $35 trillion and $45 trillion over the next 50 years. Don't you believe another huge government program would be a "fiscal time bomb?"

Senator-Since no country that has government-controlled health-care has been able to avoid health-care rationing, what evidence do you have that suggests we will be able to do what no other county has been able to do?

Senator- Isn't it true that Congressional actuaries predicted that Medicare, which started in 1965, would cost $3.1 billion by 1970 and they were off about 120%, since the actual figure came in at $6.8 billion?

Senator-Isn't it true that Congressional actuaries predicted that Medicare, which started in 1965, would cost only $9 billion a year by 1990 and that they were off by an astronomical 700%?? The actual cost was $66.6 billion.

Congressmen-Isn't it true that Medicaid was created in 1965 to be a last resort for the poor but now covers more than 1/3 of all long-term care expenses in the United States? Isn't it also true that its' annual bill is now up to $227 billion and so far this year is rising by 17%?

Congressmen-Would you support a pledge that asked every member of Congress to read the entire health-care bill before voting on it and to make the text of the bill available to the public for 72 hours before a vote?

Congressmen and Senators- Is this health care plan one that applies to you also?

Malcolm Lunn
Chairman of the Board
United Small Business of America

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