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Contact Info for Sen Landrieu - Demand she vote NO!!!!

Something insidious is happening in Washington tomorrow, there will be a vote to bring the Senate version of the HealthCare Bill, HR3590, before the full Senate.  They are trying to ramrod this bill through on a Saturday, when they hope no one is looking.  In addition, Louisiana has been thrust into another political corruption scandal because of a line in the bill granting the state $100million in Medicaid assistance.  Why are we getting this money you may ask?  Well, it appears that Sen Landrieu is on the fence when it comes to voting for or against the HealthCare Bill, and this is Sen. Reid’s way of “changing her mind”.  This has got to be STOPPED, this bribing of Senators to vote one way or another MUST NOT CONTINUE!  Please call Sen. Landrieu’s office and demand that she vote against bringing HR3290 to cloture.Here is a short list of the new regulations and taxes that will burden the American Taxpayers if HR3290 passes, this is from the Wall Street Journal:
  • Tax on high-end health insurance plans: $149.1 billion
  • Capping flexible spending accounts at $2,500: $14.6 billion
  • Fees for drug makers: $22.2 billion
  • Fees for medical device makers: $19.3 billion
  • Fees for health insurance companies: $60.4 billion
  • Higher floor for deducting medical expenses: $15.2 billion
  • Higher payroll tax for top earners: $53.8 billion
  • Tax on cosmetic surgery: $5.8 billion

What does all this mean in English?

  • Rich people pay higher taxes means they have less to invest and spend on businesses.
  • You’ll be limited on the amount you can put in your Cafeteria plan to pay for health expenses.
  • Higher fees on drug manufacturers and developers means higher prices for medicine and reduced research.
  • Higher fees on insurance companies means higher insurance premiums.
  • You better have a lot of medical expenses to be able to deduct it on your taxes.

WHAT CAN WE DO TO STOP THIS BILL?  CALL Sen Landrieu’s office and demand that she vote against this bill!  Here are the numbers:

(202) 224-5824 Washington Office
(225) 389-0395 Baton Rouge Office