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GOP activists deliver petition to repeal health reform law

NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Oct. 17, 2011

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Republican activists on Oct. 5 presented to Congress a petition to immediately repeal the health system reform law. The petition has more than 1.6 million signatures, said conservative organizer and author Ken Hoagland, who coordinated the campaign.

The petition includes nine points against the health reform law, including an assertion that the law will hurt the national economy by adding to the cost of the uninsured as a new taxpayer responsibility. But the primary argument for the petition is the signatories' belief that most Americans do not support the health reform law.

Each person who signed the petition was required to submit his or her name, zip code and email address. More information about the petition is online (link).

Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2011/10/17/gvbf1017.htm.

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