Action Alert: Nullify Obamacare Bill in Oklahoma up for a Hearing

BILL: Oklahoma HB1021, nullification of Obamacare.

“It shall be the duty of the Legislature of this state to adopt and enact any and all measures as may be necessary to prevent the enforcement of the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” and the “Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010” within the limits of this state.”

The bill also includes felony charges for federal agents attempting to enforce the unconstitutional affordable care act.

WHAT: HB1021 will be heard in the OK House of Representative’s Public Health committee on Tuesday February 12, 2013. The committee will consider arguments about the legislation and then will vote on whether or not the full state House will get a chance to vote on the bill.

ACTION ITEMS: Your help is needed right now to move HB1021 forward. Please take the following steps, and ask as many people as you can to do the same

1. Contact EACH of the members of the Public Health Committee right away. A CALL is important, but an email is good as well. Both would be best. Strongly, but politely, let them know that you want them to vote YES so that HB1021 can be debated and voted on by the full House of Representatives


Texas to Stop Medicaid Expansion by State Constitutional Amendment?

Senator Donna Campbell has filed a Senate Joint Resolution (SJR) 5, “proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the rights of individuals to choose or decline to choose to purchase health insurance coverage. This bill has been co-sponsored by Senators Estes and Paxton.

Joint resolutions are different than bills. “Joint resolutions proposing amendments to the Texas Constitution require a vote of two-thirds of the total membership of each chamber for adoption… A joint resolution takes the same course through both chambers as a bill and is like a bill in all respects, except that, in the house, if it receives the required number of votes at any reading after the first reading, the resolution is passed. Three readings are required to pass a joint resolution in the senate. Joint resolutions passed by the legislature are not submitted to the governor for signing but are filed directly with the secretary of state. An amendment to the Texas Constitution proposed by an adopted joint resolution does not become effective until it is approved by Texas voters at a general election.”

By January 1st, 2014, the Medicaid Expansion will take full effect, expanding, “Medicaid coverage to all non-elderly individuals with incomes below 133 of the federal poverty level (FPL)- currently $14,404 for an individual and $24,353 a year for a family of three.” At the Medicaid website, it illustrates that, “States will receive their regular federal match rate for the newly covered populations beginning in 2014. For three years – from 2014 through 2016 – states will receive full federal financing that will cover the costs of expansion populations. Starting in 2017 and going forward states will receive a much higher federal matching rate for their expansion populations. These federal grants are really just taxpayers money that will increase in 4 years to cover 133% of population under the federal poverty level.”


Arizona Anti-Spy Drone Bill Proposes Jail Time For Violations

Arizona Representative Jeff Dial along with Represenatives Carl Seel, David W. Stevens, Bob Thorpe, Sonny Borrelli, Phil Lovas, Warren Petersen, Judy Burges, Brenda Barton  have introduced a bill that would prohibit the unlawful use of drones to gather, store or collect evidence of any type, including audio or video recordings, or both, or other information that is not specifically outlined in a search warrant.

HB2574 would amend Arizona statutes by adding a section on drone use. The text of the bill states:

“It is unlawful for a law enforcement agency or a state, county or municipal agency to use a drone to gather, store or collect evidence of any type, including audio or video recordings, or both, or other information that is not specifically outlined in a search warrant.  A law enforcement agency may not use drones for surveillance of citizens unless the citizen is specifically named on a valid search warrant.”


B.  It is unlawful for a person to use drones to monitor other persons inside their homes or places of worship or within the closed confines of their property or other locations where a person would have an expectation of privacy. C.  Evidence that is obtained or collected in violation of this section is not admissible in any civil or criminal proceeding and may not be used against a citizen, corporation or organization in any formal proceeding within this state for the purpose of enforcing state or local law. D.  This section does not prohibit either: