I just sent this email to both of my Senators.
Subject: Please REJECT any version of the current healthcare bill
We do not want the current healthcare bill in any form or regardless of any amendments.
We do not want government-run healthcare, whether it be through a "public option", a single-payer system, or "co-ops".
We do not want government-funded abortion.
We do not want rationing of care.
We do not want any government official or committee, appointed, elected, directed, or otherwise empowered, to determine what care may or may not be appropriate over the decision of our doctors.
We do not want reduced care for seniors.
We do not want reduced choice, either of care options, care providers, or insurance providers.
We do not want increased taxes, whether they be direct, on healthcare providers, or though employers.
We do not want increased insurance premiums.
We do not want to be forced to buy insurance.
We do not want increased bureaucracy.
We do not want hesitant officials to be bought off with personal or local benefits.
We do not want personal agendas to be furthered through legislation.
This 2000-page bill is full of pork, unnecessary regulation, taxes and fees, and onerous requirements. And who knows what else is hidden in a bill that no one in the Senate has actually read fully.
Please reject this healthcare bill, regardless of any amendments or minor modifications it may have.