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Hands Off “Hands OFF My Health” Senator

Read today’s release from the Hands OFF My Health campaign…..

Hands Off “Hands OFF My Health,” Senator

October 4, 2010 (NEW YORK, NY) – Hands OFF My Health campaign director and founder Dr. Robert Goldberg announced today he is pleased, albeit puzzled, to learn Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold’s reelection campaign wants legislators to keep their “hands off my health.” The Democrat incumbent has just release a new television ad featuring Wisconsin voters telling his challenger to keep his “hands off” their health care.

“Imitation is the highest form of flattery,” said Goldberg. “I am pleased that Senator Feingold has taken notice of our little-scrappy campaign. However, I think the Senator might have missed the key message: The government needs to keep their ‘hands off’ our health care and we need to say ‘no’ to big government bureaucracies.”

“Last I heard,” adds Goldberg, “this November is all about our message: Hands Off My Health Congress.”

Launched in June 2009, the “Hands OFF My Health” campaign has worked to inform Americans about the potential ramifications of government-run health care. The campaign was a key voice during the health reform debate and continues to support a dialogue around how government intervention in health care will inevitably lead to longer wait times, less access to life-saving treatments and an inferior standard of care.

“I hope the Senator and others in Congress that passed the current reform law will see the light and reform their ways and the so-called reforms they’ve passed. In the meantime, the ‘Hands OFF My Health’ campaign just asks that Senator Feingold use our message as it was intended.”

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Hands Off My Health
The “Hands Off My Health” campaign (www.HandsOffMyHealth.org) emphasizes that better health, increased access and quality should be the foundation of the current national reform debate, rather than a government-run health care system that seeks to control costs by potentially stifling innovation and reducing treatment options for patients and providers. The campaign was launched by the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest-Advance.

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  1. W.P. Koch says:

    WHAT SHOULD HAPPEN

    Congress and the White House should stop squandering the people’s money and use savings to improve quality of basic invested entitlements. Preserve the 2010 tax schedule. Congress should refurbish health care. Vote opponents to this “out”. Citizens come first.
    It is time the U.S. decreases its human rites and police activities for the World by lobbying the United Nations, NATO and Interpol to “take on more”. 800 bases in 63 countries across the world should be reduced. Starting with Iraq, continue training for self reliance. After a surge in Afghanistan repeat above and remove corruption starting with monitoring accounts, substituting minerals mining and food crops for drugs. Reduce forces in selected areas such as Germany, Bosnia and Okinawa.
    Cut bloated federal bureaucracy. Combine CDC, EPA and FDA. Combine the FAA, NHTSA and Transportation Department. Combine GAO and CBO. Phase in outsourcing. Departments should eliminate “must spend all”. Return “unused” yearly budget to the treasury.
    Eliminate all 32 CZARS Mr. president. Reduce your 469 member staff which makes nearly 39 million per year! Halt first lady $180,000 air force one vacation trips.
    Contribute to only one of: The World Bank or International Monetary Fund or U.S. Agency for International Development.
    Reduce foreign aid bribery. For example, no aid to oil rich -Iraq. $37 billion and increasing with $8.6 billion of Iraq development funds not accounted for.
    Charge bailed companies (TARP) for the huge executive bonuses at taxpayer expense. Government should sell its shares to recoup for taxpayer. About $65 billion owed.
    Congress should reduce the “stimulus” and monetary expenditures by halting non relevant earmarks and vote bribery. Do not pay student loans for congressional staff. Please- no private or military jets for congress including Pelosi’s family at taxpayer expense. Congress should set commercial travel cost standards and controls.
    Reduce medical cost by: allowing purchasing from any U.S. corporation, “tort reform”, and reducing “red tape”. Trace funds to local providers for expediting billing cost speed, reviews and fraud reduction.
    Federal government should enforce existing immigration laws. Complete the improved fence. Entitlements or benefits should be for only citizens. Deport criminal “illegals”. Only workers on a Visa Program qualify for needed medical benefits
    Improve medical expense tax deduction for citizens reaching age 65. Provide corporations tax reduction incentives for hiring and implementing healthcare.
    The savings will improve funding for:” Medicare”, “Medicaid, and “Veteran’s Affairs”.
    Healthcare quality should be at least that for Congress or the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program (FEHBP). A final result is dental coverage, improved visual coverage, no drug “donut hole”, no deductibles and no co-pays except for extended skilled level nursing.
    These actions will allow aid for unemployment compensation and Social Security with cost of living increases.

  2. Brad Neiman says:

    If Senator Feingold wants to run on a platform of supporting Obamacare, he should just say so. Plagerizing a nationwide effort to repeal Obamacare is just one more last ditch effort to survive as the Democrat efforts look more and more like the Titanic. November is Coming!

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