Health Care Freedom Act Goes to Voters in Oklahoma

This fall, Oklahoma voters will decide if they want federal law to force them to buy health insurance, as Senate Joint Resolution 59 (SJR59) was passed by both State houses and enrolled today. The legislation states that “A law or rule shall not compel, directly or indirectly, any person, employer or health care provider to…

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Have the Neo-Con Right and Socialist Left Awakened a Sleeping Giant?

It has been said that future struggles will not be between left and right, but rather between fundamentalist-extremists and moderates.  If that is true, a new poll published by the Pew Research Center would indicate that the fundamentalists within American governance have severely overplayed their hand. People inclined to moderate viewpoints are just that- moderate…

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Notice and Demand to the Federal Government

Senator Jim Lembke presented Senate Concurrent Resolution 34, the Tenth Amendment Resolution, on the Missouri Senate Floor, and passed 26-6. It currently waits in the Missouri House rules committee. SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 34 WHEREAS, in the American system, sovereignty is defined as final authority, and the people, not government, are sovereign; and WHEREAS, the…

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Louisiana House Passes Health Care Freedom Act

With a 59-15 vote Thursday, the Louisiana State House approved a bill that declares no one in Louisiana can be mandated to pay a penalty if they don’t have insurance – or be required to participate in a health system. House Bill 1474 states that every Louisiana resident “is and shall be free from governmental…

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Health Care Freedom Act Goes To Voters in Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY—Missouri voters will decide if they want federal law to force them to buy health insurance, as Sen. Jane Cunningham’s (R-Chesterfield) “Health Care Freedom Act” has now passed the House and goes to the Secretary of State to be placed on the August ballot. The act was attached to a comprehensive insurance bill, House…

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TN Action Items: Update for the Week of May 10

Last week, the legislation working its way through the Tennessee General Assembly and Governor’s office took a back seat to the disastrous flooding that occurred in Nashville and Middle Tennessee.  If you would like to help your fellow Tennesseans as they work to get back on their feet, WKRN in Nashville has compiled a list…

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Sovereignty Resolution Introduced in NYS Senate

New York State Senator Michael Nozzolio (R-54th District) has informed me just today that he has drafted and introduced J4716, a resolution to “Re-Establish our State’s Sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment.” See http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/J4716 According to the introductory text this Legislative Resolution, affirms, “the sovereignty of the of the people of the State of New York…

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Missouri Joins Health Care Battle

Senator Jane Cunningham’s Health Care Freedom Act (SJR25), nearly identical to Virginia’s, passed the Missouri Senate as a ballot referendum Tues. by a 26-8 vote. Three Dems., two up for reelection in conservative districts, crossed over to vote in favor. The legislation provides: “that no federal law shall compel a patient, employer, or health care…

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Oklahoma Passes Health Care Freedom Act, Heads to Governor

OKLAHOMA CITY – In a move Sen. Randy Brogdon said was designed to protect the sovereignty of Oklahoma, the full Senate gave its approval Tuesday to House Joint Resolution 1054. The “Freedom of Healthcare Choice Act” is authored by Sen. Randy Brogdon R-Owasso, Rep. Mike Ritze, R-Broken Arrow, and Rep. Mike Reynolds, R-Oklahoma City. “This…

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