Tag Archive: Obama Care

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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Mar 05 2013

Deals with Democrats Made? Rules Supsended Senate Votes on HB 4111 Tomorroww

If you haven’t contacted your Senator about HB 4111 NOW is the time.. We don’t want to give them the excuse they did not know the wishes “of the people.”   *The rules were suspended bumping up HB 4111 to a probable vote tomorrow MICHIGAN SENATE DAILY CALENDAR Wednesday, March 6, 2013… <<<<<<<<<< 9 >>>>>>>>>>> …

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Feb 27 2013

People Needed in Lansing!

Today, the House advanced the Federal Level One Grant Appropriations bill HB 4111 for the implementation of the Obama Care Health Care Exchange to a third reading. It WILL be voted on tomorrow! WE NEED PEOPLE TO COME TO LANSING TOMORROW FOR THE HOUSE SESSION   The House session starts at high noon tomorrow at …

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Feb 21 2013

Can I Get a Witness? Moving towards Obama Care

TODAY’S ACTION ITEM INCLUDED But first some background:   The move in Michigan towards establishing the Health Care Exchange has many components. Our sister Group, Grassroots in Nebraska founder Shelli Dawdy, reminded me that , “One of those in the Stimulus Bill AARA 2009) the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology or the “Comparative Effective …

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Dec 31 2012

A Great Way to Ring in the New Year!

Happy New Year Michigan! We are ringing in the new year with a new look to our web site! We will still have some tweaking but we would like to know how YOU like the new look? Please feel free to leave your comments. Also we will be changing how we deliver our Newsletter. In …

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Jul 25 2012

Michigan ObamaCare UpDate

Although this is a busy election period we will continue to monitor the establishment of an “ObamaCare” Health Exchange in Michigan. Shortly after the Supreme Court ruling the governors of several states issued statements refusing to implement Health Care Exchanges in their states and  rejected the Medicaid expansion. Unfortunately, Michigan’s governor was not among them …

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Jun 28 2012

SCOTUS Slip Opinion on Obama Care

SCOTUS Slip Opinion on Obama Care

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Feb 19 2012

Understanding the Health Care Litigation, Part One

From THE WIZARD OF LAWS After all the politics appearing in these hallowed pages lately, it’s time to get back to fundamentals, as befits the Wizard of Laws. (Though I dare say that my January 7 and November 9 posts below have been amply vindicated). The big event of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2011-2012 term …

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Jan 25 2012

YOU DID IT! – Money and Politics

Congratulations and Thank You to all who e-mailed and went to Committee Meetings! The Obama Care bill, SB693 has been killed in Committee! Special thanks to House Health Care Committee Chairwoman Rep Gail Haines for giving as “ordinary citizens” an extended opportunity to make our voices heard! And to House Majority Leader Rep Jase Bolger …

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Dec 12 2011

MI News- Vote on HB 5014, Senator Apologizes

With only three voting session days remaining for 2011, news sources are reporting that a push to vote on HB 5014 is likely this week before legislators go on Christmas vacation! The reason for the push is that the state must apply for the Federal money soon, so it must be included in this round …

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Dec 07 2011

The Politics of Destruction

There was once a time in America when character, honesty and yes even chivalry were necessary prerequisites for leadership. Evidently, those days are long gone. As an example  I point to Senator Rick Jones comments after learning I had filed a Senate ethics complaint against him for cyber bullying As quoted in several news sources: …

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Dec 01 2011

Public Committee Meeting on Obama Care!

Two Important Action Items! 1. Public House Care Policy Committee on SB 693, the creation of a Michigan Health Care Exchange mandated by The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) known as “Obama Care” 2. House vote on H.B 5014: Appropriations- Referenced on Nov. 11th HERE a. The Senate added $9.8 million from a …

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Nov 15 2011

Senator “CyberStalker” aka Rick Jones

I believe constituents and citizens need to be aware of any inappropriate conduct of their elected officials. My intent is not to engage in some silly tit-for-tat feud However, Michigan citizens have a right to expect that their Senators conduct themselves in a manner befitting their office. Rick Jones is at it again. Somebody needs …

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Oct 24 2011

Obama Care – Follow the Money – In YOUR State

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After Action Report – House Health Care Policy Committee Meeting FURTHER ACTION NEEDED   For being such short notice, as these meetings usual are we had a decent turn out and therefore we were able to turn in testimony cards of our opposition to establishing an Obama Care Health Exchange. In attendance were also several …

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Oct 17 2011

How to Become an Effective Activist – What You Need to Know to Combat the implementation of a MI Health Care Exchange (Obama Care)

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Dear Fellow Michigander, We took a necessary short hiatus to step back and analyze our methodology of effectiveness. We do NOT want to be the definition of this…”Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results… But THIS instead…Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex… It takes a …

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Nov 30 2009

ObamaCare for Idiots

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Oct 16 2009

AFTER ACTION REPORT: Michigan Patriots Deliver Pink Slip to Liberal Debbie Stabenow

Grassroots in Michigan organized and was joined by Tea Party of West Michigan Southwest MI Tea Party Patriots and other patriots from across Michigan to protest and deliver a Pink Slip to liberal tool Debbie Stabenow with a message, “we will do everything in our power to make sure Sen. Stabenow does not return to …

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Aug 31 2009

The White House Gets Sued for Its “Fishy” Email Program

Sammy Benoit “There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care. These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation. Since we can’t keep track of all of them here at the White House, we’re …

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