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DPMA and 19 other groups call on Congress to declare PPACA unconstitutional

December 15, 2011

Dear Member of Congress:

On behalf of the undersigned members of the Health Care Freedom Coalition and our ally organizations, representing industry, policy, taxpayer, and medical professional groups, and their millions of patients and members, we urge co-sponsorship of House Resolution 475, introduced by Congressman Phil Roe, MD.

As a coequal branch of government, elected by the people, Congress must keep their oath to "protect, preserve and defend the constitution" and make its views known regarding the constitutionality of this law. H. Res. 475 is a declaration to the United States Supreme Court and the people of the United States of America that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is unconstitutional and the individual mandate and penalty provision that enforces it are not severable from the remainder of the PPACA.

It is clear the American people and those engaged in the medical system do not agree with PPACA. A recent poll by Rasmussen has 55% of likely voters at least somewhat favor repeal of the law. Just one month ago in Ohio, 65% of voters rejected the individual mandate, adopting a constitutional amendment that "preserves the freedom of Ohioans to choose their health care and health care coverage." In addition, 85% of physicians believe that citizens should have the freedom to make their own health care decisions instead of being mandated by the government to purchase health care, according to a recent poll by Doctor Patient Medical Association.

Our organizations collectively have organized and delivered millions of letters, calls and petitions to your offices, calling on the repeal of PPACA. We ask you to continue your leadership on this vitally important issue.

We applaud Congressman Roe, thank the members who have already joined this effort, and call for all members of Congress to co-sponsor and pass this resolution.


Kathryn Serkes
Chairman & CEO
Doctor Patient Medical Association

Ken Hoagland
Restore America's Voice Foundation
Repeal It

Jim Martin
60 Plus Association

Heather Higgins
Independent Women's Voice

Eric Novak, MD
US Health Freedom Coalition

Jane Orient, MD
Executive Director
Association of American Physicians & Surgeons

Americans for Prosperity

Chris Jaarda
American Healthcare Education Coalition

Amy Kremer
Tea Party Express

Hal C. Scherz MD, FACS, FAAP
President and CEO
Docs 4 Patient Care

Jennifer Hulsey
American Grassroots Coalition

Penny Nance
Chief Executive Officer and President
Concerned Women for America

Tom Schatz
Council for Citizens Against Government Waste

Phyllis Schlafly
Founder and President
Eagle Forum

Mario H. Lopez
Hispanic Leadership Fund

Kerri Toloczko
Senior Vice President
Institute for Liberty

Tom McClusky
Sr. Vice President
Family Research Council Action

Richmond Tea Party

Jim Wootton
Partnership for America

Amy Ridenour
The National Center for Public Policy Research

 Thank you, Congressman Phil Roe and the 63 co-sponsors of House Resolution 475
(as of December 15, 2011)

Rep. Sandy Adams [R, FL-24]
Rep. Rodney Alexander [R, LA-5]
Rep. Lou Barletta [R, PA-11]
Rep. Dan Benishek [R, MI-1]
Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R, FL-9]
Rep. Rob Bishop [R, UT-1]
Rep. Diane Black [R, TN-6]
Rep. Marsha Blackburn [R, TN-7]
Rep. Jo Bonner [R, AL-1]
Rep. Mo Brooks [R, AL-5]
Rep. Paul Broun [R, GA-10]
Rep. Larry Bucshon [R, IN-8]
Rep. Michael Burgess [R, TX-26]
Rep. Dan Burton [R, IN-5]
Rep. Francisco Canseco [R, TX-23]
Rep. Tom Cole [R, OK-4]
Rep. Michael Conaway [R, TX-11]
Rep. Rick Crawford [R, AR-1]
Rep. Scott DesJarlais [R, TN-4]
Rep. John Duncan [R, TN-2]
Rep. Stephen Fincher [R, TN-8]
Rep. Chuck Fleischmann [R, TN-3]
Rep. John Fleming [R, LA-4]
Rep. Randy Forbes [R, VA-4]
Rep. Trent Franks [R, AZ-2]

Rep. Scott Garrett [R, NJ-5]
Rep. John Gingrey [R, GA-11]
Rep. Louis Gohmert [R, TX-1]
Rep. Robert Goodlatte [R, VA-6]
Rep. Paul Gosar [R, AZ-1]
Rep. Trey Gowdy [R, SC-4]
Rep. Tom Graves [R, GA-9]
Rep. Brett Guthrie [R, KY-2]
Rep. Gregg Harper [R, MS-3]
Rep. Tim Huelskamp [R, KS-1]
Rep. Bill Huizenga [R, MI-2]
Rep. Randy Hultgren [R, IL-14]
Rep. Jim Jordan [R, OH-4]
Rep. Mike Kelly [R, PA-3]
Rep. Steve King [R, IA-5]
Rep. Doug Lamborn [R, CO-5]
Rep. James Lankford [R, OK-5]
Rep. Cynthia Lummis [R, WY-0]
Rep. Connie Mack [R, FL-14]
Rep. Michael McCaul [R, TX-10]
Rep. Tom McClintock [R, CA-4]
Rep. Candice Miller [R, MI-10]
Rep. Jeff Miller [R, FL-1]
Rep. Mick Mulvaney [R, SC-5]
Rep. Randy Neugebauer [R, TX-19]

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