Thursday, May 3, 2012

Sen. Toomey strikes out at baseball games across PA

Keystone Progress calls him "Designated Hitter for the insurance industry."

YORK, PA On Tuesday night, Keystone Progress will commemorated Sen. Toomey’s record on the Affordable Care Act with a personal baseball card highlighting his “stats” at the York Revolution opening game in York.  This was one of many similar events organized in support of the ACA.  

“Senator Toomey is an ace for the insurance lobby,” said Keystone Progress Executive Director Michael Morrill. “He voted against the Affordable Care Act, which requires insurance companies to provide clear information on health benefits, awards tax credits to small businesses to provide health insurance for employees, and prohibits health plans from denying coverage based on pre-existing conditions.”

The mock baseball card summarizes Toomey's career in baseball terms. 
  • His position? "Designated Hitter for Insurance Lobby" 
  • Throws? "Far Right"                       
  • Bats? "Far Right"
  • His career highlight? Opposing the ACAwhich would allow insurers to drop coverage for people when they get sick; allow insurers to charge women mor for health insurance; and letting 2.5 million young adults go without health insurance."
The card encourages readers to "Take action at"

“Toomey is throwing a curveball to York residents, who would benefit from the Affordable Care Act through added consumer protections from insurance company abuses," added Morrill.

Keystone Progress has already distributed thousands of similar cards outside baseball games in Harrisburg, Allentown, Lancaster and York.  There will be similar events in other communities in the next few months.

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