Feb. 26, 2012
Tomorrow, Monday Feb. 27th, a new Health Insurance Exchange bill is to be presented in the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The language for the Exchange is expected to be inserted into SB1629
Please make calls or send emails to the committee members right away and tell them to VOTE NO on the Health Insurance Exchange bill!
(Contact info below)
Oklahoma is one of 28 states that has filed suit against the federal government to challenge the constitutionality of the federal health care reform law.
Last legislative session, the legislation needed to enable creation of the Health Insurance Exchange was discovered by sharp eyed activists, it was exposed and rejected by Oklahomans and ultimately, Oklahoma legislators. In April of 2011, this push back also led to Gov. Fallin returning 53 million in federal funds for the creation of the Health Insurance Exchange.
The majority of Oklahomans like the majority of Americans are adamantly opposed to a federal takeover of their health care but our elected representatives seem not to care and keep pushing forward no matter what we say or do. (More info on this here)
Some legislators claim that by implementing the health insurance exchange ourselves we can retain more control over the system than if we wait and allow the federal government to do it for us. Participating in our own undoing is insane!
- “Do you want a computer making life and death decisions, or your doctor?” - Health care reform is really about replacing our traditional medical system with a non-human, technology-based universal health care system.
- “Do you want the whole world to know your most intimate secrets?” – This system will replace real doctors with virtual doctors; globally share your most intimate information with people you don’t know, severing the once-confidential relationship between patients and doctors.
- “Do you want your medical records accessible by the government, without a search warrant?” – Our medical records (which include mental health counseling) used to be held as private and inviolate. Under health care reform (“Obama Care”) these records would be accessible not only by the Department of Homeland Security, but thousands of others, including foreign governments.
Please call or email the committee members first thing and tell them that the absence of this exchange is all that stands between us and the federal takeover of our health care and that building the exchange undermines the legal case against the flawed health care reform mandates.
Tell the Committee members to VOTE NO on any Health Insurance Exchange Bill!
Senate Health and Human Services Committee Members
Agenda for 2/27/2012
Sen Brian Crain 405-521-5620 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sen Sean Burrage 405-521-5555 email@example.com
Sen Rick Brinkley 405-521-5566 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sen Constance Johnson 405-521-5531 email@example.com
Sen Rob Johnson 405-521-5592 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sen Dan Newberry 405-521-5600 email@example.com
Sen Steve Russell 405-521-5618 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sen Jim Wilson 405-521-5574 email@example.com
Sen Brian Bingman 405-521-5528 firstname.lastname@example.org