Communicating for America Member Survey
Communicating for America has supported the 2002 estate tax compromise and believes that extending the compromise is important to the successful future transition of family farms and businesses from one generation to the next. 
 
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Do you support extending the bipartisan estate tax compromise for family businesses and farms that was reached in 2002, which sets the tax rate at 35% with a $5 million exemption rather than the 55% rate with a $1 million exemption as it was in 2001?
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For the past 2 years, more than 160 million Americans have benefited annually from a 2% payroll tax holiday. It is set to expire on December 31, 2012. If the tax holiday is not extended, it is estimated that ending it could take $125 billion out of the economy in 2013 alone. 
 
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Do you support extending the 2% employee payroll tax holiday through 2013?
Yes
No
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Communicating for America has been an advocate for state high risk insurance pools since it helped create the first pool in Minnesota in 1976. CA believes that there will be a continuing role for high risk pools after the state exchanges have been established as a way to both stabilize the individual market and provide critical access to those with pre-existing conditions. Additionally, CA believes that states with existing high risk pools have mechanisms that are in place to serve and support these populations and have a proven track record of success for health consumers, and with proper funding they can be a viable source of coverage in the future.
 
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Do you support continuing existing state high risk pools until the new exchanges have proven to be operational and able to meet the needs of the sickest and most vulnerable Americans?
Yes
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CA will continue to support health policies that provide high quality, affordable and transparent care to its members and all of those Americans paying for their own insurance.

CA is concerned that healthcare is becoming more and more complicated, and that consumers do not always have the information necessary to make healthcare decisions for themselves and their families.

Healthcare exchange marketplaces are a central component of the Affordable Care Act. As a member of the Marketing, Communications and Outreach Work Group of the Minnesota Health Care Exchange Advisory Task Force, CA will continue to advocate for policies in all states that allow healthcare consumers choices, and allow innovation and competition both inside and outside of the new healthcare exchange marketplaces. 

Please share with us any other specific question or concerns you have regarding healthcare that we can share with members of Congress. 
 

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