A message from the Ohio Chamber:
This past Saturday, members of the United States Senate voted 60-39 to begin debate on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. This vote was significant because it means health care reform is only a few steps away from becoming law. Immediately after the Thanksgiving holiday, the Senate will start debating and making changes to the bill.
While the Senate’s proposal is better than legislation passed by the U.S. House on November 7, it is still bad for employers, consumers and does little to control the underlying cost of care in our current health care system. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act includes a public option, penalties on employers if their employees qualify for government subsidies, and high taxes for health insurance plans that are considered "high value."
Earlier this month, as the U.S. House prepared to vote on their massive health care bill, more than one thousand of you wrote your member of congress and helped sway a couple members of the Ohio delegation. While the bill still passed, the 220-215 margin was just 3 votes away from failing. After being so close in the U.S. House, WE MUST MAKE A STRONGER IMPACT IN THE U.S. SENATE. NOW IS THE TIME TO ACT AND CONTACT SENATORS BROWN AND VOINOVICH.
The Ohio Chamber of Commerce is a proponent of health care reform. We need reform now because the current system is unsustainable. But we support common sense changes such as health savings accounts for consumers and a system that promotes quality of care over quantity of care.
With that in mind, TAKE ACTION NOW and tell Senators Brown and Voinovich to OPPOSE the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in its current form. I would also urge you to forward this information on to your employees or direct them to www.OhioBusinessVotes.org for more information. Click the link below to log in and send your message:http://www.votervoice.net/link/target/ohcc38332164.aspx
I just sent my message. Now it is your turn.