HB2421 declares that “an agency, officer, or employee of the state shall not…engage in an activity that aids any person in the enforcement of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.” Judge Andrew Napolitano has said that such actions would “gut obamacare” in the states. (Read more about the bill here)
STATUS – HB2421 was referred to the Public Health committee on Feb. 4th and will need to pass by a majority vote before going back to the full house for a vote.
PLEASE TAKE THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS – It doesn’t matter where you live in the state, please follow all these steps to support HB2421
1. Please CALL the chair and the vice-chair of the committee. Strongly, but politely let them know that you want them to schedule a hearing and PASS HB2421 so it can get a vote in the full House. A phone call has 10x the impact of an email; yours can make the difference.
2. Please CALL all other members of the committee. Again, be strong, but respectful. Urge each of them to take action to move the bill forward and vote YES on HB2421. If they do not commit to a YES vote, ask them why. If they’re undecided, let them know you’ll call back in a few days.
Rep. Cox, Doug (405) 557-7415
Rep. Grau, Randy (405) 557-7360
Rep. McDaniel, Jeannie (405) 557-7334
Rep. Echols, Jon (405) 557-7354
Rep. Hamilton, Rebecca (405) 557-7397
Rep. Ritze, Mike (405) 557-7338
Rep. Enns, John (405) 557-7321
Rep. Hulbert, Arthur (405) 557-7310
Rep. Shelton, Mike (405) 557-7367
3. Call Back – any NO or UNDECIDED – in 2-3 days. Ask if they’ve had a chance to review the legislation and what their opposition might be. Post a comment below or reach us through our feedback forum to let us know any information you receive.
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5. Write a letter to the editor. Look up your local newspaper and submit a letter to the editor voicing your support for HB2421. It is essential to take measures to protect the privacy rights of Oklahoma residents. Passing HB2421 will help make that happen.