November 14, 2011
Deception, betrayal, and dishonesty.
These are the traits displayed by a majority of Senate Republicans who voted to implement Obama-Care in Michigan
, the Senate Health Policy committee passed legislation necessary to bring Obama-Care to Michigan--the so-called “Health Insurance Exchange.” On Thursday
, they passed it out of the Senate.
During the same time frame, the Michigan Senate also substituted, and passed, an appropriation into a bill already passed by the Michigan House. This appropriation takes 9.8 million in federal blackmail money to implement Obama-Care.It is bad enough that our state legislature is being bribed with OUR money, but the federal funds end in two years, and then we are on the hook to continue paying for less choice and higher prices.
What these so-called “Insurance Exchanges” do is take away the option of owning a private insurance policy. It forces all insurance companies to follow the government mandates ending innovation and individual choice.
And don’t delude yourself by thinking “I just won’t participate.” By taking the federal funds, the state of Michigan has to report any independent citizen who wants to control their own health care.
However, there is still time to stop this!Click here now to find your Representative and contact them to let them know that you want them to vote no on the "Senate's version of HB 5014"!
Here’s why you need to act now:
- The federal government controls exchanges.
“An Exchange may not establish rules that conflict with or prevent the application of regulations promulgated by the Secretary [of Health and Human Services (HHS)].” Further, the Secretary and the General Accounting Office will have continuing oversight over exchanges.
- The federal government controls who can practice medicine.
The federal government controls the doctors and other providers that are allowed to participate in an exchange-offered plan. The Act mandates that only providers who “implement such mechanisms to improve health care quality as the Secretary may by regulation require” may participate in a “qualified plan” offered on the exchange.
- The federal government controls health insurance plans and benefits.
The Act prescribes the minimum essential benefits that must be included in a plan and gives authority to the HHS Secretary to prescribe more. HHS is also required to establish the criteria for the certification of health plans as “qualified.” As a result, only HHS-approved plans may be sold in the exchange.
- Nullification of the 10th Amendment.
Once again, Michigan will surrender its 10th amendment sovereignty by establishing an exchange. The federal regulations say: when a state chooses to establish an exchange, it voluntarily surrenders its sovereignty.
- Comply, or your name goes on the “list.”
The state must turn over names of individuals who do not comply with the individual mandate. Obama-care requires the exchange to give to the U.S. Treasury the names and taxpayer identification numbers of individuals who have changed employers and ceased coverage under a qualified health plan during a plan year. The same would be true for an individual unsuccessfully seeking an exemption from the mandate via the exchange or otherwise subjecting himself to the exchange, but then choosing not to purchase insurance.
The state must report citizens' information to the federal government. Exchanges must record and report to HHS on a monthly basis all individuals who terminate their enrollment in insurance obtained through the exchange.
Many states are doing the right thing and refusing to set up the Obama-Care exchanges. Michigan however is marching steadily towards implementing it--with Governor Snyder leading the charge.
There is no time to wait! You must click here to contact your State Representative now and tell them to vote NO on the "Senate version of HB 5014,"
which contains $9.8 million in federal blackmail money to implement Obama-Care.
Michigan does not need its government involved in health care. Leave that to the doctors and the patients. Tell your legislator "NO" to setting up any form of health care exchange.
If the industry thinks it's a good idea, let them set up the exchanges themselves with their own money.
Almost all of these politicians campaigned against Obama-Care and now look at what they are giving us.
It is important that you call today. We need every man, woman, and child to get on their phones and the Internet to email their Representative. You can click here to find their contact information.
Tony DeMottMichigan State
Campaign for Liberty
P.S. You can see who voted to implement Obama-Care here
, and here.
Please don't forget to click here and contact your Representative
and tell them to vote no on the "Senate's version of HB 5015."