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September 21
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National Day of Action on Insurance Company Abuses Tuesday, September 22nd

West Virginia's local event is taking place in Charleston outside of the United Building on 500 Virginia St. E (corner of Virginia & Laidley) from 11:30 AM to 12:30PM.

Big Insurance: Sick of It

The insurance companies are trying to kill to reform to protect the status quo. The health insurance companies are spending $641,000 a day to oppose reform because they profit by keeping the system as it is ... by denying claims, raising premiums, co-pays and deductibles at will, making health care decisions instead of our doctors, and denying care because of pre-existing conditions.

The insurance companies have a total stranglehold over health care. They make record profits. They make the decisions. They put profits before people and do so at our expense. And they're giving millions in campaign contributions to win reforms that will add billions more to their profits and do nothing for the rest of us.

So the question in this debate is who wins -- the insurance companies or us? If they win, we lose. That's why hundreds of thousands of Americans across the country are coming together to demand reform. That's why the nation's leading physician, nurse, hospital and senior groups, large businesses and small businesses, and major faith organizations of every denomination all support reform.

Tell Congress to take our side. We want good health care we can afford with the choice of a strong national public health insurance option. We need the Senate Finance committee to fix the Baucus bill so that it makes health care truly affordable for our families and businesses, gives us true choice and competition, and requires shared responsibility between employers, individuals, and government. Congress must pass health care reform that works for us, not the insurance industry. If the insurance companies win, we lose.

For more information, please contact Gary Zuckett at (304) 346-5891 or garyz@wvcag.org.
Honk and Wave coming up this week in Charleston. Information will be going out about it within a few days so keep your eyes open. We'd like to see a BIG turn out.

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 Quick Action - If You Can't Make It Tomorrow, or Even If You Can!

If the insurance companies win, you lose.

If reform passes where there is no choice of a public health insurance option, if insurers can keep denying care for pre-existing conditions, and if you can't afford health insurance, the insurance companies will keep making money while you will keep losing out. It's really that simple.

We must fight back.

Today, thousands of people across the country are taking the fight directly to the insurance companies. We'll be presenting the insurance companies with a list of demands: Stop denying our care and stop using our premiums to lobby against health reform.

You can join us. Click here to fax your insurance company these demands. A copy will be sent to the Senate Finance Committee who's starting markup on the Baucus bill today.

For years the insurance companies have expanded their total stranglehold over health care. They make record profits. The make life-and-death decisions. And they're spending millions of dollars on campaign contributions and lobbyists to defeat reform - $641,000 per day!1

That's your money they're spending to defeat health care reform and the choice of a public health insurance option.

You're a customer and a person with a voice, so you can fight back. Click here to fax your demands to the insurance industry and join thousands who are doing the same thing today.

We'll make sure your message gets to your insurer, your Members of Congress, and Members of the Senate Finance Committee, who are starting to work on the Baucus bill - a bill that gives the insurance industry everything it wants.2

Thank you for fighting back against the insurance industry - the real enemy in this debate.

Let's clog up their fax machines! Click here.

With your help, we'll be the ones who will win.

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