Dear [Senator's name]:
I write asking you to oppose S. 1955, which I consider the "Lose Your Health Care Benefits Bill." This bill will reduce benefits and increase the cost of health care by limiting states' ability to regulate the health insurance industry -- thus preempting dozens of vital state health care requirements.
As you know, states require insurers to provide certain types of health care coverage in their states. All of these protections, put at risk by the "Lose Your Benefits Bill," are essential to maintaining residents' health and ensuring comprehensive health care coverage.
Many of the state requirements are particularly important to women, including prescription contraceptives, mammographies, cervical cancer screenings, bone density screenings, maternity care, and minimum hospital stays after mastectomy. Other common state requirements threatened by S. 1955 include cancer treatment, diabetes supplies and education, infertility treatment, mental health care, rehabilitation services, well-child care and immunizations.
Please work to defeat S. 1955.
...But, um, be sure to replace "Senator's name." No matter what kind of ass your senator is, you don't want him thinking you're one, do you?