Friday, January 21, 2011

Kline Votes To Remove Your Health Care!

Rep. John Kline (MN-R-02) receives some of the best health care benefits in the country, much of it (up to 75%) paid for with taxpayer dollars. Yet he seems unable - or unwilling - to extend similar protections to the rest of America. Despite Kline receiving great Health Care at the taxpayer’s expense, he's done little of nothing on behalf of those who cannot afford or cannot get health care. Currently 1 in 6 adults and 10.6 billion children are without Health Care coverage.

By his vote against HCR this week, John Kline voted to raise our health insurance premiums, take away prescription drug benefits for seniors and lower doctors salaries. In other words, Kline voted to take away those same Health Care protections that he can enjoy. John Kline gets affordable Health Care with protections against insurance companies denying him (or his family) coverage...he has no life time limits, no waiting periods, no annual caps, no pre-existing other words, he gets the Health Care coverage that he's denying the rest of us!

Call Rep. John Kline at(202) 225-2271. Let Kline know that the same health care protections he has through Congress is good enough you! That if he's really wants to eliminate Health Care, let him start by eliminating his own Health Care! With his vote against HCR, Kline is allowing the following:

- Allowing insurance companies to deny coverage to 129,000 to 333,000 individuals, including 9,000 to 39,000 children, with pre-existing conditions.

- Rescinding consumer protections for 463,000 individuals who have health insurance through their employer or the market for private insurance.

- Eliminating health care tax credits for up to 19,800 small businesses and 176,000 families.

- Increasing prescription drug costs for 11,700 seniors who hit the Part D drug “donut hole” and denying new preventive care benefits to 122,000 seniors.

- Increasing the costs of early retiree coverage for up to 11,100 early retirees.

- Eliminating new health care coverage options for 3,800 uninsured young adults.

- Increasing the number of people without health insurance by 78,000 individuals.

- Increasing the costs to hospitals of providing uncompensated care by $7 million annually.

While we are asked to sacrifice our affordable Health Care, Kline doesn't mind keeping his.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

John Kline Paid To Pick HCR Side!

Health care special interests and lobbyist have invested millions in the campaigns of House and Senate leaders, chairs and ranking members of committees with primary jurisdiction over health care legislation. Minnesota's Second Congressional District Congressman John Kline is among those who has benefited from their money. CREW's (Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics) data shows that John Kline has received at least $197,250 from Health Care special interests and lobbyists.

Since the Republicans have been in office, on average, they spend almost half their time trying to pass bills directly related to either repealing all or some of the Affordable Care Act or defunding it so it will fail. While Kline states the HCR is full of backroom deals and that 'the people' are 'imploring us to start over" would more accurate if Kline said: 'the people who are lobbyist, special interests and insiders don't want reform and are paying me to change things back before reform '.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Hypocrisy Thou Name Is Congressman John Kline

Hypocrisy: The state of pretending to have beliefs, opinions, virtues, feelings, qualities, or standards that one does not actually have. Hypocrisy involves the deception of others and is thus a kind of lie.


Republican Congressman from Minnesota's Second District, John Kline voted today to repeal your health care while retaining his own knowing that the cost of repealing it would add to the federal deficit!