House Standing Committee Meeting Health Policy, Rep. Gail Haines, Chair

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House Standing Committee Meeting Health Policy, Rep. Gail Haines, Chair

Time: November 29, 2012 from 8:30am to 12pm
Location: Room 519 House Office Building
City/Town: Lansing, MI
Event Type: hearing
Organized By: MI State Hoouse
Latest Activity: Nov 29, 2012

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The following is from an email sent out by Jack Hoogendyk. There is a hearing Thursday regarding Health Care Exchanges. If you can't be there, call your Rep.

Here is a very informative letter from Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals rejecting state run health exchanges. It is loaded with great talking points.

 Here is an excellent article from the Mackinac Center's Jack McHugh on why "No State Obamacare Exchange is Still the Best Choice".

 Here is a link to an email from Melanie Kurdys. She invites you to "plagiarize" her content.

 Here is an excerpt from an email I received from a doctor who is a member of Docs4PatientCare: "Marleau's exchange bill comes up tomorrow for "discussion" & Haines's office could not confirm or deny a vote. It's maddening. Just read Marleau's bill, all the "non-profit" board members, crony, crony, crony. The really scary part that most people don't realize, is 30% of employers will be dropping insurance... so exchanges ARE personal. Many people will find themselves in this boondoggle. I feel like the fix is in, but its worth filling up the inboxes & voicemail of the health policy committee tonight."

You NEED to contact your state representative. You do not need to contact Senators. The bill already went through the Senate months ago. But, you should also contact the members of the House Health Policy Committee.

Health Policy Committee members:

Gail Haines (R) Committee Chair, 43rd District
Mike Callton (R) Majority Vice-Chair, 87th District
Paul E. Opsommer (R) 93rd District
Kenneth Kurtz (R) 58th District
Wayne A. Schmidt (R) 104th District
Mike Shirkey (R) 65th District
Thomas B. Hooker (R) 77th District
Matt Huuki (R) 110th District
Paul Muxlow (R) 83rd District
Ken Yonker (R) 72nd District
Holly Hughes (R) 91st District
Joseph Graves (R) 51st District
Lesia Liss (D) Minority Vice-Chair, 28th District
Thomas Stallworth III (D) 8th District
George T. Darany (D) 15th District
Kate Segal (D) 62nd District
Jimmy Womack (D) 7th District
Marcia Hovey-Wright (D) 92nd District
Tim Greimel (D) 29th District

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Comment by Denis Curran on November 29, 2012 at 6:00pm

 Tea Party  Win!

From TP of W. Michigan:

I don't know if any other shenanigans can be tried but the bill did not pass out of the Health Policy Committee.  It lost--We won!  Isabelle Terry was actually insulted by passing lobbyists based on her testimony!  Talk about sour grapes.  I figure they just lost some bonus money!
You guys are awesome!!!

It's a great day to live in Michigan!


Many thanks and much credit to those who prodded their reps, and especially those who drove out to Lansing and gave them the word in person. The "We Know Better Than You" good-old-boy-network can be stopped in it's tracks when conservatives unite.

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