The presentation is designed to win over a skeptical public, and to defend the legislation--and in particular the individual mandate--from a push for repeal. . . .
"Straightforward 'policy' defenses fail to [move] voters' opinions about the law," according to the presentation. "Women in particular are concerned that health care law will mean less provider availability--scarcity [is] an issue."
The presentation also concedes that the fiscal and economic arguments that were the White House's first and most aggressive sales pitch have essentially failed.
"Many don't believe health care reform will help the economy."
The presentation's final page of "Don'ts" counsels against claiming "the law will reduce costs and deficit."
The presentation advises, instead, sales pitches that play on personal narratives and promises to change the legislation.
So their new line is supposed to be that they will "fix" it.
John W. Olver (D-1), 202-225-5335 Richard E. Neal (D-2), 202-225-5601 James P. McGovern (D-3), 202-225-6101 Barney Frank (D-4), 202-225-5931 Niki Tsongas (D-5), Phone, 202-225-3411 John F. Tierney (D-6), 202-225-8020 Edward J. Markey (D-7, 202-225-2836 Michael Capuano (D-8), 202-225-5111 Stephen F. Lynch (D-9), 202-225-8273
John Rowe, Chairman of the MCFL FedPAC, reminds us that Delahunt is not running. He suggests, instead, that you call Jeff Perry, who features repeal, and volunteer: (Sandwich) 774-413-7472, (Plymouth) 774-283-4907, or (Quincy) 617-481-0483.
When you go to the the Mass. Citizens web site to check out the positions of the state and federal candidates, I think you will be pleased by how many good candidates there are. Much of the reason these people are running is because of the positive activity you have generated during the past year. You make the difference! Thank you, Anne