Below is a copy of the letter that I already e-mailed to my state representatives (hard copy to follow today or tomorrow). Take a look at it below and feel free to copy and paste your applicable information in for your state as well. Our state leaders are going to be the last line of defense against nationalized health care, government penalties against the voluntarily uninsured, and an enormous tax burden to finance it.
If you decide to send a letter, but sure to include your name and address at the bottom of the letter.
February 19, 2010
North Carolina State Government Leaders,
Thank you for your service to the people of North Carolina. I am writing to request that you introduce a version of the “Freedom of Choice in Health Care Act” for North Carolina. This measure would prevent North Carolinians from falling prey to federal penalties for choosing to remain uninsured and from federal control of health care options.
I humbly ask you to join the legislatures of Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming, and others in protecting the citizens of your state from federal action which oversteps Articles IX and X of the Bill of Rights.
Please see the wording from South Carolina resolution H4181 below for an example.
A JOINT RESOLUTION
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE I OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO THE DECLARATION OF RIGHTS, SO AS TO ADD A NEW SECTION PRESERVING THE FREEDOM OF SOUTH CAROLINIANS WITH RESPECT TO THE PROVIDING OF HEALTH CARE SERVICES, BY PROHIBITING ANY LAW, REGULATION, OR RULE TO COMPEL AN INDIVIDUAL, EMPLOYER, OR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER TO PARTICIPATE IN A HEALTH CARE SYSTEM, BY ALLOWING INDIVIDUALS AND EMPLOYERS TO PAY DIRECTLY FOR LAWFUL HEALTH CARE SERVICES WITHOUT PENALTIES OR FINES FOR THESE DIRECT PAYMENTS, BY PROVIDING THAT THE PURCHASE OR SALE OF HEALTH INSURANCE IN PRIVATE HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS MUST NOT BE PROHIBITED BY LAW, REGULATION, OR RULE, BY PROVIDING THOSE INCENTIVES IN WHICH THE RIGHTS PROVIDED BY THIS SECTION DO NOT APPLY, AND TO PROVIDE APPROPRIATE DEFINITIONS.