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Why Should Your Patients Care About S. 1955?
By James Nelson   
Monday, 01 May 2006

URGENT ACTION NEEDED TO PROTECT YOUR HEALTH CARE
 The U.S.Senate will soon vote on S.1955, potentially devastating legislation that would eliminate critical health insurance protections and make health coverage more expensive.

STOP S.1955 Call-In Day - Wednesday, May 3, 2006 - 1-800-828-0498

 On May 3, please phone your Senatos and urge them to VOTE NO on S.1955, the "Health Insurance Marketplace Modernization and Affordability Act."
 If you want to make other points, here are a few suggestions:
* The bill would eliminate key health care benefits including screenings for breast, cervical, colorectal and prostate cancer, well-child care, maternity care, emergency services, mental health parity, diabetes treatment and chiropractic care.
* The Enzi bill forces consumers to choose between accepting barebones policies and paying higher rates for the more comprehensive coverage they need and want.
* S.1955 sets aside state laws that protect consumers. As a result, it would create disincentives for employers to hire older workers and people with chronic health conditions.

Call-In Number: 800-828-0498. Operators will connect you to your Senators' offices.

To find more information visit: www.acatoday.org/S1955

A partial list of other organizations supporting the call-in are: AARP, AFL-CIO, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Cancer Society, American Chiropractic Association, American Diabetes Association, American Nurses Association, American Optometric Association, American Psychological Association, Families USA, Foundation for Tapayer and Consumer Rights, National Alliance on Mental Illness, National Partnership for Women and Families, Small Business Majority, and United Food and Commercial Workers.