Save Our State of Massachusetts
Several years ago, the state-run health care system in Oregon sent letters out to cancer patients, informing them that certain treatments were not available but that euthanasia was covered.
The Boston Herald reported on how the Massachusetts policy hurts real people, people who lose their jobs but maintain a health care plan anyway. Under the state law, anyone who does not purchase a very expensive health care plan has to pay a tax penalty, which hurts those who lost their jobs or start their own businesses.
Our premiums are the highest in the nation and rising fast. Rather than controlling rate increases, our state’s premiums are rising at a rate that is “neither acceptable nor sustainable.” Despite the Commonwealth Care system, the percent of uninsured people in Massachusetts has risen since the start of the recession: 5.6% of residents are now without any insurance, and, in these tough economic times, paying a tax penalty for it.
We can wait until our state is forced to ration care, or we can fight now by repealing the individual mandate. We can hope that here in Massachusetts, we are wealthy and educated enough to sustain this system, or wait until ObamaCare comes through in 2014 and rations care.
Actions that we take now can and will affect the 2012 election. A strong showing from residents of Massachusetts, evidencing a belief in the flaws in our current system, will support repeal of the anti-life ObamaCare.
If you would like to sign the repeal petition, you can do so this weekend at the North Shore Mall. Find us and sign!
If you would like to host a petition party, email us and let us know! We need volunteers throughout the entire state, or email us with your address and we will mail one out to you with instructions on how to sign, or collect signatures.
Thank you for your support and encouragement. With your help, we can encourage the Commonwealth to find better ways to fix our health care system.
Bridget L. Fay
Massachusetts Against the Individual Mandate PO Box 81188 Wellesley Hills, MA 02481-0002United States
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