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No One has Read or Seen the Healthcare Reform Bill Yet, But Pete Visclosky says he is voting YES.

Do not let Pete fool you if he says he is ‘undecided’ regarding how he will vote on the proposed Healthcare Reform bill.  All throughout January in each of his town halls he began by saying he is in favor of the healthcare reform bill. He has not  replied to any correspondence nor been reported saying that he would vote NO on Obamacare.

Not one person, as I write this, knows what is in the bill and even Obama, as of last night said that he doesn’t know what is in it.  Yet, Pete Visclosky and his Democrat clan are voting YES?

Pete Visclosky voted with his party 97.5%.  His job must be pretty easy, just vote whichever way Nancy Pelosi tells him to vote, regardless of what his constituents in Indiana District 01 desire of their representative.

Pete Visclosky has played a major role in growing the federal government and reducing the liberties of Americans, creating the welfare state.  Pete was asked if he thought the healthcare takeover was constitutional and he said that he ‘thought’ it is, and mentioned that his wife is a lawyer.  What his wife has to do with it I don’t know.  As far as I know, she lives in California with their children and Pete just stops in to visit Indiana so as to keep his residency, but what do I know.  He gets 97% of his campaign donations from out of State, so he might as well not live herehardly anyone supports his campaigns.

Pete basically said that the people always have ‘redress’ as an option if we don’t like the Obamacare bill.   In basic language, he is saying, “I don’t care if it is constitutional, I am going to vote for it and if you don’t like it, sue me (the Federal government).”

Isn’t that nice?  When we hired him to represent us he swore on a bible to uphold the constitution and now he says that he really doesn’t care if any bill is constitutional, he is going to vote according to what suits his political career. That is really not a news flash to anyone who has paid attention for a nano-second as to what Pete does in DC.

Do you really want a man like that in office?  Come May 4th, vote for Rob Pastore and you will see a difference for Indiana District 01.  Step up to the plate and make a difference. Contact his website and volunteer.

If you think that Pete Visclosky is undecided regarding a government takeover of 1/6th of our economy, read this letter received yesterday:

Thank you for contacting me to express your concerns regarding healthcare legislation.  I appreciate hearing from you.

On November 7, 2009, I supported and the House approved its version of healthcare legislation, H.R. 3962, the Affordable Health Care for America Act, by a vote of 220 to 215.  I supported H.R. 3962 for a number of reasons, primarily because I believe that it will make our healthcare system better.  There is a cost of doing nothing to reform healthcare, and while the bill may not be perfect, it will improve our current situation.  Given the complexity of the situation and the magnitude of the healthcare problems that we face, I believe H.R. 3962 is a good bill that will help the citizens of Northwest Indiana.

For too long, our healthcare system has allowed millions of Americans to go uninsured, tolerated egregious and abusive business practices by big insurance and pharmaceutical companies, and ignored skyrocketing costs.  It has diminished our nation’s collective health and drained our economy.  H.R. 3962 represents a significant effort to address the iniquities of our current healthcare system.

Specifically, H.R. 3962 strengthens the healthcare market for all Americans.  For those with insurance, the measure would establish benefits to be included in all health insurance options, including preventative care, mental health services, and dental and vision services for children.  Additionally, the measure would establish annual and lifetime out-of-pocket spending caps to ensure that no family faces bankruptcy due to medical expenses.  Further, H.R. 3962 would eliminate the decades-long exemption of health insurance companies from federal               anti-trust laws, enabling the regulation of abusive business practices.


For those without insurance, H.R. 3962 would establish a public health insurance option to compete with – not replace – private insurance plans.  The public health insurance option would aim to provide more Americans with healthcare coverage and would be financed through its premiums.  The measure would allow the Secretary of Health and Human Services to negotiate physician and hospital rates for the public option and would prohibit insurance companies from denying coverage based on a pre-existing condition.

Importantly, the measure would repeal the prohibition on negotiating with pharmaceutical companies and would require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to negotiate the prices of prescription medications for Medicare beneficiaries.  It is my sincere hope that these negotiations will ameliorate the high out-of-pocket costs for prescription medications faced by our seniors.  Additionally, H.R. 3962 would provide savings to the Medicare programs by improving payment accuracy to Medicare Advantage.

With regard to businesses, I believe that under our current system, employers that   provide health insurance for their employees are faced with an unfair disadvantage because           they are forced to subsidize the costs for employers who do not provide care.  I am pleased that           H.R. 3962 would establish a Health Insurance Exchange where businesses will benefit from large group rates and a greater choice of insurance options for their employees.  I believe that the Health Insurance Exchange will equalize costs to employers and ensure that small businesses remain America’s economic engine.  Further, the measure would provide tax credits to eligible small businesses for assistance with the costs of providing health insurance to their employees.


Finally, H.R. 3962 is not only fully paid for, but according to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office it would reduce the deficit by $104 billion over the next ten years and would continue to reduce the deficit in the following decade.


While both the House and Senate have passed comprehensive healthcare legislation, there continues to be a broad ranging debate, both within Congress and across the United States, regarding the approach to finalize this legislation into law.  As this process continues, I will continue to work to ensure that the final version of this legislation is paid for, allows healthcare coverage choices for all Americans, and provides fair compensation for all healthcare providers.


Thank you again for contacting me.  Do not hesitate to let me know if you have any other questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

Peter J. Visclosky
Member of Congress

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