Sample letter to your legislators and to Governor Bush:

Sample letter to your legislators and to Governor Bush:

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Your Governor and legislators will not change laws which restrict your right to access the C.A.T.H. care and practitioners of your choice unless you demand it!

Please write to Governor Jeb Bush and your legislators, tell them how C.A.T.H. care has helped you, and that you want them to change the laws which restrict your access to the natural healing therapies and practitioners of your choice.

Find the names and addresses of your legislators, and Gov. Bush''s address here.

(Your address and date)

(Your legislator''s or Gov. Bush''s name and address)

Dear ______________:

I am a Florida resident and use complementary and alternative therapies (C.A.T.H. care) for my health care, along with conventional medical care. I understand that Florida law creates obstacles to the use of C.A.T.H. care by practitioners who are not state licensed health care providers. Through this restriction, the State is unnecessarily regulating my choice of complementary and alternative health care therapies and practitioners. This unnecessary regulation is a waste of my taxpayer dollars, which I trust you do not support.

As a Floridian, I should be free to take personal responsibility for my choice of health care therapies and practitioners, including therapies that don''t pose a risk of the level of harm the State has chosen to regulate through licensure. I''m sure you know that few licensed health care professions have extensive training in C.A.T.H. care. By restricting health care alternatives to regulated professions, my access to C.A.T.H. care therapies and practitioners is limited and drives up the cost of health care.

I want the Florida legislature to pass the "Consumer Health Freedom Act", which will remove barriers to my right to choose the C.A.T.H. care and practitioners of my choice and will ensure that they give me the information I want to make informed choices.

I would like to hear from you that you are willing to eliminate unnecessary C.A.T.H. care regulation, to lower my C.A.T.H. care costs, and to allow me to take personal responsibility for my health care choices.

Sincerely,

Letter outline

(Your address and date)

(Your legislator''s or Gov. Bush''s name and address)

Dear ______________:

Please include the following issues in your letter:

  1. I am a Florida resident (and a member of your legislative district, if writing to your Senator or State Representative).
  2. I use complementary and alternative health care ("C.A.T.H. care"), in addition to conventional medical care. Describe the C.A.T.H. care that you use and how it has helped you. Your personal story or that of your family member mean a lot to your legislators and to Gov. Bush.
  3. State laws forbid anyone who isn''t a member of a state-licensed profession from providing C.A.T.H. care, even if they don''t threaten the kind of harm that calls for State licensure regulation. This unnecessary regulation limits your personal freedom and wastes your taxpayer''s dollars.
  4. Unnecessary regulation drives up your health care costs by allowing only members of state-licensed professions to offer C.A.T.H. care services. Allowing unlicensed practitioners to offer these services would lower the cost to you. If you will, please tell how much you (or your family) spent on C.A.T.H. care last year.
  5. Demand your personal freedom in choosing C.A.T.H. care therapies and practitioners. The State has no business interfering in your choices.
  6. Demand passage of the Consumer Health Freedom Act. The Act will eliminate unnecessary regulation of C.A.T.H. care and its practitioners, and encourage personal responsibility by providing consumers with information about their C.A.T.H. practitioners and therapies so that they may make informed choices about this health care.
  7. Ask your legislator or Gov. Bush to tell you what they are doing to ensure the passage of the Consumer Health Freedom Act.