Category Archive: Medicaid

Oct 14 2015

WIN WIN Situation Here Folks!

“The simplification of anything is always sensational.”   “There is only one thing that stands in our midst, attenuated and threatened, but enthroned in some power like a ghost of the Middle Ages: the Trade Unions.” – A Short History of England – G. K. Chesterton Quotes We have an opportunity here to fix roads …

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Mar 02 2014

A Tax by Any Other Name is Still a Tax

“Excessive taxation…will carry reason and reflection to every man’s door, and particularly in the hour of election”  Jefferson letter to John Taylor — 1798   Normally as readers know as an author I am quite detailed however on occasion because of a time constraint it is more important to get the basic information of an …

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Dec 10 2013

Tis the Season ~ To Ram Through Bad Policy

“But the mild voice of reason, pleading the cause of an enlarged and permanent interest, is but too often drowned, before public bodies as well as individuals, by the clamors of an impatient avidity for immediate and immoderate gain.” –James Madison, 1788     Sorry to have to post this when we are trying to …

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Oct 14 2013

Open Letter to Our Legislators: You Have Been Given a Second Chance

This post is an open letter to our legislators.   Michigan Legislator, You have been given a second chance. To do the right thing,and regain lost support for 2014.  And second chances do not happen that often. The MIRS News service report  [1]  reported that because HB 4714 was NOT given immediate effect, that triggered …

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Sep 16 2013

A Day of Infamy for Michigan ~ Gov Snyder Signs Medicaid Expansion into Law

One picture is worth a thousand words…   SIDEBAR: Fourteen Senators lead by Sen. Patrick Colbeck vote NO to give the bill immediate effect therefore the bill goes not become operative until April 2014, missing the Jan 1, 2014 when ObamaCare goes into effect. Michigan Constitution: § 27 Laws, effective date. Sec. 27. No act …

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Sep 03 2013

GOP Help Pass Medicaid Expansion in the House

  Michigan Citizens, Unfortunately, as many know by now the Medicaid Expansion bill HB 4714 passed the House, the same way it passed the Senate, with help from GOP “leadership” and members of the House and Senate. State Rep. Greg MacMaster, R-Kewadin, was the only member to change his vote from June, going from a …

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Sep 02 2013

Not So Fast! Medicaid Expansion STILL in the Senate! YOUR Voice Needed!

  Michigan Citizens, The Medicaid Expansion bill is still in the Senate. Why you may ask? After the initial vote there was ANOTHER vote to give the bill immediate effect. According to the Michigan Constitution there needs to be 2/3 majority vote to give a bill immediate effect or else the bill (HB 4714) does …

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Aug 28 2013

Medicaid Expansion Passes Michigan Senate

Michigan Citizens, Unfortunately, the “Wall of Shame” just got bigger this evening as GOP Senators joined by Democrats voted to pass the Medicaid Expansion (HB4714). It was a marathon session with long recesses and Caucuses.  The first vote was 18 to 19 with Senator Patrick Colbeck not voting in order to deny Lt Governor Calley, …

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Aug 25 2013

The Medicaid Expansion ~ Politics, Policy, Practicality, Principles

“There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and pursue it steadily.” George Washington, letter to Edmund Randolph — 1795 “We lay it down as a fundamental, that laws, to be just, must give a reciprocation of right; that, without this, they are mere arbitrary rules of conduct, founded in force, …

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Aug 09 2013

I Didn’t See that Coming! + Special Invitation

“If we move in mass, be it ever so circuitously, we shall attain our object; but if we break into squads, everyone pursuing the path he thinks most direct, we become an easy conquest to those who can now barely hold us in check.” Thomas Jefferson letter to William Duane — 1811   I Didn’t …

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Jul 31 2013

Dog and Pony Show Update

  I attended most of today’s Government Operations Committee meeting otherwise known as the “dog and pony show” on the S-7 substitute Medicaid Expansion bill (pg 3 Sec. 105c Line 19 cites the ACA) The whole one and a half leading up to the 1:30pm break was mostly a pep rally  parade of the Expansion …

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Jul 30 2013

*BREAKING* Call to Action!

  “Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.“ Thomas Paine American Crisis, No. 1 — 1776   CALL TO ACTION for supporters of free market alternatives to Medicaid Expansion! I just received this notification from Senator Colbeck late …

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Jul 29 2013

*ALERT* MI Medicaid Expansion Update!

  “Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.“ Thomas Paine American Crisis, No. 1 — 1776 In this Issue I.) Information on Committee for Senate substitute (S-7) for Medicaid Expansion bill HB 4714 II.)Medicaid Expansion by any other …

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Jul 11 2013

New! No Medicaid Expansion Campaign Launched

“Governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.‘ Declaration of Independence — 1776 This morning I send out a press release about the launch of a NO Medicaid Expansion yard sign campaign and web site, No Michigan Expansion.com.  As spokesperson I say, ” “I was contacted by the …

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Jul 02 2013

“Big Health” At Medicaid Expansion Committee Hearing, You Need to Be Also!

Just received this email. Big Health pushing the Expansion is asking, “Please plan to attend the meeting to show your support for Medicaid reforms. Even if you don’t plan to testify, we encourage you to fill out and submit a card to the committee indicating your support for Medicaid reform and expansion.”   We NEED …

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Jul 02 2013

*BREAKING* Committee Meeting Tomorrow on Medicaid Expansion Bill!

COMMITTEE MEETING TOMORROW! Committee Government Operations Clerk Phone Number 373-3543 Location  Rooms 402 and 403, Capitol Building, 100 S. Capitol Avenue, Lansing, MI 48933 Date  Wednesday, 7/3/2013 Time 9:30 am Agenda  Healthy Michigan Workgroup update (on HB 4714) And any other business properly before the committee. Chair  Randy Richardville   EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) – …

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Jul 01 2013

Grassroots in Michigan Offers to Fund Senate Workgroup Evaluation of Patient-Centered Medicaid Reform

As you have heard Senator Richardville has formed a work group on the Medicaid Expansion bill. Several as yet unnamed Democrats have been added as well to the Group GOP Senate group to study possible Medicaid expansion State Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville, R-Monroe, has formed a work group to study possible Medicaid expansion in …

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Jun 29 2013

Michigan News and Alerts!

One insidious practice which sugar-coats the dose of Federal intrusion is the division of expense for public improvements or services between state and national treasuries…. The average American, believing in our dual-sovereignty system, must feel that the policy of national-doles to the states is bad and may become disastrous. We may go on yet for …

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Jun 21 2013

David vs Goliath ~ An After Action Report

“Next time someone says the Tea Party is insignificant, tell them to ask Israel.”   Thursday, a true David and Goliath story unfolded at the Capitol. Limited government activists, managed a stunning upset when the Senate adjourned without voting on the Medicaid Expansion bill (HB 4714) ,despite a frenzy of lobbying by Governor Snyder and …

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Jun 20 2013

Calling All Republicans!

“Status quo, you know, is Latin for ‘the mess we’re in’.” President Ronald Reagan   We won a battle today, there was no vote (HB 4714) on the Medicaid Expansion but the war is not over. Indications are TODAY IS KEY to defeating the ObamaCare Medicaid Expansion in Michigan as a vote is being pressed. …

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