From: Governor Haley Barbour
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2010 22:49:49 -0500
Subject: Quick But Important Update
Governors and Chiefs of Staff, Candidates and Campaign Managers:
I wanted to quickly update you on the latest news regarding health care.
The reconciliation bill was released yesterday, and not surprisingly, they managed to make an already bad bill worse. Please continue to make the case about why your state can’t afford this health care bill. The House is expected to vote on Sunday, and it is important we continue to impact the debate. As you can read in the attached whip count memo, passage is not yet certain.
I have also attached the latest information regarding the most egregious provisions of the bill, and I have highlighted below a particularly offensive job-killing provision that the reconciliation bill made even more devastating.