House Votes to Derail Government Takeover of Healthcare

Kaye Beach

May 5, 2011

Yesterday the Republican controlled House took a stab at “ObamaCare” by voting to ban  federal funding for state health insurance exchanges (or “Health Insurance Private Enterprise Network”, if you prefer that to” health insurance exchanges”  as  some  determined individuals in the Oklahoma State Legislature seem to.)

From OK-SAFE

“Dropping the term “exchange” in favor of “network” and adding “private enterprise” to the title is apparently aimed at providing assurance to Oklahomans that this OK Republican administration is serious about not implementing a Health Insurance Exchange in Oklahoma.” Read More

$14 Billion

Representative Fred Upton, a Michigan Republican and chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, sponsored the legislation on health-insurance exchanges and said it would save more than $14 billion by 2021.

“Repealing the fund will protect precious taxpayer resources at a time of record red ink,” Upton said on the House floor yesterday. The grants will create “an unlimited tap on the federal Treasury.”

Bloomberg

According to an AP article published in the Tulsa World Wednesday,

The exchanges are a key element in the new health-care system envisioned by the law

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2 responses to “House Votes to Derail Government Takeover of Healthcare

  1. Hope springs eternal…

  2. Pingback: House Votes to Derail Government Takeover of Healthcare | GrassrootsHeadlines.com

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