"The clash over health care reform is coming sooner than most of us thought. During yesterday's press conference to announce Tom Daschle as head of Health and Human Services (HHS), Barack Obama said the solution to our current economic crisis is government-controlled health care. The next President put conservatives on high alert by promising to add major health components to next month's economic stimulus package... In effect, President Obama is using a financial recovery bill as an excuse to redefine social policy. Unfortunately, this approach will obviate a full-scale debate to vet the plan's objectionable details-not the least of which is its mammoth price tag.
Your leaders must hear from you that camouflaging health care reform in an economic recovery package is unacceptable. If the American people are paying for Obama's reform, surely they deserve a voice in it. Contact your House and Senate officials today and help us hold off the liberals' first strike.
** With the ability to preside over American health policy, Daschle is likely to make significant changes to pro-life guidelines on conscience protections, abstinence education, and abortion policy. For more on his record, please stop by our continuing feature "Change Watch" on www.frcblog.com. Also, don't miss today's item on Greg Craig, a former Clinton attorney and Obama's choice for White House Counsel. **"
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