March 7, 2014Speaker John BoehnerHouse office Building # H-232The Capitol
Washington, DC 20515
Dear Speaker Boehner,
I am writing to you today to express our organization’s concerns about possible changes to the Medicare Part D prescription drug program. One of the rare entitlement programs that is structured to embrace free market principles, Part D successfully serves seniors – including the truly needy and many members and/or relatives of the TEA Party movement in our state. As you well know, after more than a decade of operation costs, Part D costs 45% less than was projected when it was enacted. Average monthly premiums paid by seniors have remained well below projections and have remained stable for a number of years. That’s an excellent record. One that should not be changed.
The failed Obamacare program has Democrats searching for new ways to extort money from taxpayers and it is our understanding that they would like to eliminate the free-market elements of the Medicare Part D program and replace them with more government controls. Again government wanting to pick winners and losers among the insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies – all at a higher cost to seniors. Our organization is asking you to defend the free market and our conservative values by making sure no changes to Medicare Part D are inserted into any future budget plan. This is not an area that is open to “compromise.” Let’s focus on fixing federal programs that are broken instead of breaking programs that actually work.
Best Regards,Thomas R. ZawistowskiPresidentOhio Citizens PAC