November 10, 2011

Michigan Senate to take up Obamacare Healthcare exchange for the State. Read this and call

The Senate vote is today. Just received this info from Joan Fabiano.


Simple...."NO" TO SB 693 and establishment of MI Health Care Exchange."

Below are some facts if you wish to include, please as always include your contact info name, address, city zip. I will send a Roll Call of how each Senator voted

Republican Senators E-Mail :,,,, ,,,,, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

These Senator provide no direct e-mail address and require you to go online and fill out a short form.

I am opposed to the creation of a Health Care Exchange in Michigan

Recent developments have strengthened the case for refusing and/or adopting a prudent 'wait and see' policy.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Texas Gov. Rick Perry flat-out said "No!" to creating exchanges.
In August Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback ordered that $32 million in PPACA exchange grants be returned, and Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin returned $55 million in April. Florida's Gov. Rick Scott, has rejected $2 million in federal grants.

According to Health Insurance Advisory Org, Sep 04 201
South Carolina Governor Haley said the federal plan is not the right fit for the state and has declined to accept millions of federal funds to set up a medical insurance exchange

And On Sept, 27, 2011 the AP reported that Arkansas Democrat Governor, Mike Beebe is unlikely to seek a $3.8 million grant to research how to establish a health insurance exchange in Arkansas because several top Republican lawmakers have told him they oppose the plan." House Minority Leader" John Burris said in a letter also signed by other top Arkansas GOP stated, " We believe a cautious 'wait and see' approach is the right policy for several reasons,"

According to a Sept. 24, 2011 by The Mackinac Center for Public Policy article,..."health care policy expert Ed Haislmaier of the Heritage Foundation, said, 'these grants come with strings attached that increasingly commit the state to creating an Obama care exchange."
The article goes on..."states may retain little if any meaningful "control" even if they do create their own exchanges, because these will have to comply with reams of ever-changing federal regulations, most of which have not even been written yet "

Health policy expert John Graham of the Pacific Research Institute wrote on Sept 22, 2011 "State politicians are no longer fooled by the argument that if they do no collaborate to establish state-based exchanges, the federal government will enter their state and do it for them. Recent close reading of the law has debunked this notion. As written, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) has (at least) two clauses that will prevent this from happening ...The likelihood of exchanges being up and running by January 2014 is vanishingly close to zero. Indeed, they may not exist at all except in very few states — whether or not President Obama wins re-election."

According to National Council of State Legislators, "In response to the federal health reform law, now known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA),...some members of at least 45 state legislatures have proposed legislation to limit, alter or oppose selected state or federal actions."

As of Sep 04 2011, only sixteen states and Washington D.C. have accepted federal funds thus far, to establish healthcare exchanges accordin

If everyone knew all there is to know, they would not do half the things they do, including myself, therefore I must foregive them, including myself.

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