Sample Health Care Reform Letter
The Honorable xxxxxx
Dear Senator/Representative xxx:
I am writing to request that you oppose legislation which would create a new
government-run health care plan. Please also reject legislation that would encourage
employers to drop their group health plans through ill-conceived “play or pay”
Make no mistake, the introduction of a new government plan will not create competition
in the marketplace, it will effectively destroy the largely successful employment-based
health care system and lead to a single-payer system that no one wants.
With regard to an employer mandate to provide health coverage, Congress needs to be
very careful not structure this mandate in a way that encourages employers to simply “opt
Finally, I hope you understand that nearly 70 million Americans receive quality health
coverage through self-insured health plans. And it’s not just the Fortune 1000 that self-
insure. There are thousands of companies nationwide with fewer than 500 employees
that successfully self-insure on a voluntary basis. In this regard, it is critical that you
understand how any reform legislation will affect these companies.
To learn more about self-insurance, please contact the Self-Insurance Institute of
America, Inc. (SIIA) at 800/851-7789.
Thank you for your consideration.