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Happy Monday! Oklahoma Slips in a New Health Insurance Exchange Bill for ‘ObamaCare’

Kaye Beach

Feb. 26, 2012

Problem

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

Action

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)

Background

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!

From ExposingHealthCareReform.com

  •  “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.

 

ACTION ITEM

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      crain@oksenate.gov
Sen Sean Burrage             405-521-5555     burrage@oksenate.gov
Sen Rick Brinkley              405-521-5566      brinkley@oksenate.gov
Sen Constance Johnson  405-521-5531      johnsonc@oksenate.gov
Sen Rob Johnson              405-521-5592      johnsonr@oksenate.gov
Sen Dan Newberry          405-521-5600      newberry@oksenate.gov
Sen Steve Russell             405-521-5618      russell@oksenate.gov
Sen Jim Wilson                 405-521-5574     wilson@oksenate.gov
Sen Brian Bingman          405-521-5528     bingman@oksenate.gov

2012 Citizen Involvement in the Legislative Process OK-SAFE, Inc. Training Dates

Jan, 26, 2012

OK-SAFE announces;

Citizen Involvement in the Legislative Process

 

OK-SAFE, Inc. Training Dates

In anticipation of the upcoming February 6th start of the 2012 Legislative Session in Oklahoma, OK-SAFE will be conducting its’ annual Citizen Involvement in the Legislative Process training.

These training classes are working sessions, so please be prepared to bring a laptop/notebook pc and notepaper.  Handouts will be provided.

These training classes are free and open to the public. However, we do ask for a small donation to offset the associated expenses. Light refreshments will be served.

The 2012 OK Legislative Session

The Oklahoma Legislative session begins on the Monday, February 6, 2012 and runs through the last Friday of May.  This year plans to every bit as contentious as last year’s, since more people are aware of the bad legislation being passed in this state and the state will be attempting to establish some sort of an insurance exchange.

For instance, last year’s  HB 2130, dealing with the health insurance exchanges, is still a live round. This highly controversial bill passed the OK House by a narrow margin on March 17th, 2011.  Due to backlash the bill was not heard in the Senate; however, since it passed the House and simply was not heard yet in the Senate, it is still an active bill. (OK Legislative Sessions span 2 years. i.e. 2011-12.)

Diligence will be needed by all those with concerns about the “Obama Care” health insurance exchanges – there will be several attempts by this legislature to establish one.

Training/Working Session Dates and Locations

 

Tulsa -

Date: Saturday, January 21, 2012

Time: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Location: HQ building, 1008-B N. Hickory Ave., Broken Arrow, OK

Note: Co-sponsored by Tulsa 912 Project

 

Oklahoma City -

Date: Saturday, January 28, 2012

Time: 1 pm to 5 pm

Location: The Village Library, 10307 N. Pennsylvania Ave., north Oklahoma City, OK

 

Norman, OK -

Date: Saturday, February 18, 2012

Time: 9:30 am to 1:00 pm

Location: First Assembly of God Church in Norman, 2500 E. Lindsey, Norman, OK

Note: Host is Norman Tea Party.

 

Agenda:

1st Hour -

  • Introductory – The basics of citizen involvement in the legislative process.  1) Overview of the Legislative Process in OK; 2) Identifying your legislator, 3) Entering contact information in cell phones and contact list; 4) How to write an email to a legislator; 5) Making the OK Legislature/OSCN your home pages.

2nd Hour -

  • Intermediate – Builds on Hour 1. 1) The OK legislative process, i.e. interim studies, bills introduced, bill committee assignments; 2) The committee process, and when to advocate for a bill; 3) Creating group email lists for both House and Senate Committee members, 4) Understanding the role of Speaker, Pro-Temp, Floor leader, and Whips.

3rd Hour -

  • Advanced -Builds on Hours 1 & 2. 1) Understanding political doublespeak, i.e. smaller, smarter government; economic development; knowledge-based economy; 2) How to read a bill with understanding and find the titles of law; 3) Understanding Health Care Reform and the OHIET Trust: 4) Federal grants and who benefits from the passage of legislation.

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Ten Reasons Why Arizona (And Oklahoma!) Must Reject Exchanges

Kaye Beach

Nov 5, 2011

This week Oklahoma held the fourth Joint Committee Meeting on the Federal Health Care Law for the purpose of studying how the state will respond to the federal mandate to create a state health insurance exchange.

While there seem to be few options available to us to avoid the creation of the Oklahoma Health Insurance Exchange, a proposal that was hotly contested in the last legislative session, the way forward for our state in this matter needs to be very carefully considered.  The states are being told either they create the exchange (and do it soon) or the federal government will step in and do it for them.  But is there any advantage at all to the states creating the mandated exchanges versus digging in their heels and waiting?

This policy brief dated Nov. 4 2011 from the Goldwater Institute is on the similar predicament as the one that  Oklahoma finds itself  but pertaining specifically to the state of Arizona.

The Goldwater Institute writes;

“While proponents claim that states should establish an exchange in order to fend off a federally established one and preserve state control, a review of the law and proposed regulations reveal that establishing an exchange will accomplish none of these objectives.”

Oklahoma legislators rejected the enabling legislation for the creation of an Oklahoma Health Insurance Exchange not once, but twice last session.

Oklahoma’s insurance exchange planning was handed to joint legislative committee after lawmakers were unable to come up with a bill they could agree on.The two Republican legislators leading the study group said they would be starting from scratch to learn what Oklahomans want to see from an insurance exchange. Both of the legislators are insurance agents. Their panel will hold a series of public meetings through the fall and report back to the legislature during the next session. http://www.healthinsurance.org/oklahoma-state-health-insurance-exchange

In order to create the Health Insurance Exchange states must pass legislation.  Alternatively, the Exchange could be created by the Governor sidestepping the state legislature and issuing an executive order.  This is the strategy being considered in Arizona where the state legislature also rejected fulfilling the federal health care reform by passing state legislation by Governor Jan Brewer.

The points made in this policy memo apply to Oklahoma as well.

Key takeaway points;

  • The creation of a Health Insurance Exchange is critical to enforcing the individual mandate portion of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA aka “Obamacare”)

 

  • Whether the Exchange is state or federally created “exchanges are government-sanctioned cartels where only government-approved insurers can sell only government-approved insurance.”

 

  • The states will not gain any more control or flexibility by creating the exchange itself.

 

Read the memo- Ten Reasons Why Arizona Must Reject Exchanges  from The Goldwater Institute

 

 

 

Tonight Oct 7, 2011 on AxXiom For Liberty Live- “Control Freaks”

Kaye Beach

**Show Notes and links below**

Oct. 7 2011

Tonight on AxXiom For Liberty Live with Kaye Beach and Howard Houchen-6-8pm CST

Listen Online

We have a whole slate of great guests lined up for you tonight!
First we have Luke Lawrenson,  a bright 12th grader at Hugo High School, who might be a little too smart for his own good.  He is going to share with us the essay that got him , a smart 12th grader at Hugo High School, kicked out of his AP English Class.

Then we have Adrian Wylie from Florida.

Adrian Wiley, co host of Liberty Underground, an AM radio show on WTAN Clearwater Florida.
Adrian, also the Chairman of the Libertarian Party of Florida took a stand against waiving his Fourth Amendment rights in the state of Florida in order to get his REAL ID card.
He went to court this week and will tell us what the outcome was tonight!

Pinellas Libertarian won’t get a driver’s license and he won’t stop driving

Next up is Amanda Teegarden, Exec. Director of OK-SAFE, Inc. and Vicky Davis (channelingreality.com)for a roundtable discussion on the technological restructuring of our government and the true implications of these changes.  What you hear from these two excellent researchers will take you off the beaten path by exposing some of the realities of the profound and bewildering changes taking place right now in our society.

Guess what?  It boils down to CONTROL.

Some relevant links;

The Rock the Revolution Tour kicks off on Oct. 15 http://www.rocktherevolutiontour.com/

Fall Concert to Benefit the HUGS Project – sending care packages to those troops deployed overseas.  OCT. 22 – 5 – 10pm at the Edmond Nat’l Guard Armory https://www.facebook.com/update_security_info.php?wizard=1#!/event.php?eid=270517602969309

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Every Human is Being Enrolled Into a Single Global System of Identification and Financial Control

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Activist Randy Kelton “railroaded” in rural Texas county; faces year in jail

www.reddirtreport.comBut as a reporter who has covered government in urban and rural areas of Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma, I can tell you the corruption in these rural areas is often very real and affecting real people.

Sometimes the dragon wins

by Michael Badnarik

Of the 300-plus millon people in the United States, those in the rapidly growing Liberty movement still make up a fairly small percentage. A small percentage of those people are metaphorical White Knights who bravely joust with the dragon of tyranny. Not surprisingly, if you piss off the dragon too much, he will breathe fire in your direction and toast you to a crisp.

Such is the unfortunate circumstance for my good friend, Randy Kelton, one of the hosts from Rule of Law Radio.

Read more

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OK-SAFE Reports: Notes on First Joint Committee Meeting on Health Care Reform in Oklahoma

Electronic Health Records And the End of Anonymity

The Electronic Police State 2010 (a report)

An electronic police state is characterized by this:
State use of electronic technologies to record, organize, search and
distribute forensic evidence against its citizens.

Oklahoma Health Insurance Exchange or Faustian Bargain?

Kaye Beach

Sept. 13, 2011

A Faustian Bargain is a deal with the devil.  The stories vary but the gist of them all is that you exchange something terribly precious for what turns out to be in the long run, no more than ashes and that’s too bad because once the deal is struck there is no going back.

The first committee hearing on Federal Health Care Reform Law will be held tomorrow Sept. 14 at the Oklahoma State Capital in the House Chamber beginning at 9 AM.  It is the first of five hearings to be held through November.

What is the he purpose of these hearings?

According to our elected representatives;

[Sen. Stansilawski] “Oklahoma patients, taxpayers, businesses, health practitioners, insurers and others all have wide-ranging questions and concerns about this largely unwanted new federal law. The law will affect all Oklahomans, some in significant ways, so this committee will seek to address all relevant questions and concerns for the benefit of all Oklahomans.” 

 [Senator] Bingman said he wants to assure “health care choices, not mandates.” In today’s statement, he characterized the upcoming hearings as “an opportunity for Oklahoma to assert our state’s rights and I’m confident all stakeholders will rise to the challenge so we can avoid dangerous federal mandates wherever possible.”

[Speaker of the House] Kris Steele said, “The committee will explore all possibilities for putting forth Oklahoma solutions that support a free market health care system.”    Read more from CapitolBeatOK

A brief review  of the issue;

Oklahoma is one of 28 states that has filed suit against the federal government to challenge the constitutionality of the federal health care reforms.

It is a contentious issue to be sure.

The Oklahoma Governor accepted federal funding to develop the Health Insurance Exchange but following outrage from conservatives, she decided to return the funds in April of this year.

Legislation necessary to enable the Health Insurance Exchanges was rejected by the public and ultimately Oklahoma legislators leaving the state in a quandary.  The Health Insurance Exchange is essential to our participation in the Federal Health Care Reform law but the people and the state have both taken the stance of rejecting that law

First of all, what is a Health Insurance Exchange?

-According to this brief from the Kaiser Family Foundation found on the Oklahoma Insurance Department website;

[A Health Insurance Exchange is]”a new entity intended to create a more organized and competitive market for health insurance by offering a choice of plans, establishing common rules regarding the offering and pricing of insurance, and providing information to help consumers better understand the options available to them.”

-And this brief also from the Kaiser Family Foundation also listed among preparatory materials on the Oklahoma Insurance Department website, tells us that;

“An Exchange must be a governmental agency or nonprofit entity that is established by a state.”

Answer- in a nutshell, a Health Insurance Exchange is a new entity intended to create a competitive market for health insurance by establishing rules regarding offering of health insurance and pricing that is established by the state government.

Got that?

Number 2.   What is the importance of having a health insurance exchange?

‘Insurance Exchanges, a key component of the Affordable Care Act’

Feb 10, 2011 . . . the Oklahoma Policy Institute’s blog looks at the Health Insurance Exchanges that are a key component of the Affordable Care Act, the new federal health care reform law.

Richey says that one of the most important provisions in the “Affordable Care Act (ACT)” is the “requirement that states establish private insurance marketplaces, or Exchanges’, to sell plans to individuals and small groups in their state.”  Read more from CapitolBeatOK

Answer-Health Insurance Exchanges are “a key component of the Affordable Care Act, the new federal health care reform law.”  States are required to create Health Insurance Exchanges per the federal health care reform law aka “Obamacare”

Here is a visual on the Oklahoma Health Insurance Exchange

I know that is not very clear but what it shows is the paths and connections made as a variety of your personal information travels through the exchange.

Here is a much clearer picture of where all that personal health info is going.

From the National Conference of State Legislatures;

“The Affordable Care Act requires state-based American Health Benefit Exchanges to be established and working by 2014.  Exchanges are, for most states, new entities that will function as a marketplace for buyers of health insurance. . .” (Emphasis mine) read more

Think about that statement.  These Exchanges will function as a marketplace.

Saying that the state based exchange will “function as” is the same as saying “in lieu of”, “in place of” or “rather than” a free market exchange.

A free market, by definition,  is a market free from state intervention.

The truth is that while our elected representatives keep using terms such as “free market” when speaking about the state exchanges, a government managed exchange is antithetical to a free market anything!

More Questions. . .

I may be dense here but I am having difficulty understanding how the state will set up an Exchange that will;

  1. truly exist for the purpose of serving the needs of the people of the state of Oklahoma
  2. be secure and protect the privacy interests of the owners of this highly  sensitive information
  3. not also serve the purpose of fulfilling the necessary mandate of the Federal Health Care Reform law that the people and the state have said they don’t want.

Creating this exchange looks to be the last nail in the coffin for Oklahoma and Obamacare.

If he exchange is set up, aren’t we then married to the federal plan?

As OK-SAFE explained last spring;

“The Health Insurance Exchange will be connected to the “other” exchange – the Health Information Exchange (HIE).

We will live with both managed care and managed competition in an e-health system where invisible ‘navigators’ help consumers make ‘appropriate’ health care choices online; where actually visiting a real doctor is limited to ‘qualified’ consumers; where everyone has a health ID card tied to their bank; where people are indirectly forced to participate in state-run exchanges in order to qualify for the tax credits necessary to offset their new $24,000/person annual health insurance premiums; and where no single insurance carrier will be burdened with too many sick people,”

What is a Health Information Exchange (HIE)?

—the electronic movement of health-related information among organizations according to nationally recognized standards.

As we should realize by now, “nationally recognized standards” really just means ‘national standards’ and ‘national standards’ really means state administered but federal controlled.

Deborah Peel, founder of Patient Privacy Rights makes a sobering prediction;

“2011 will be the year that Americans recognize they can’t control personal health information in health IT systems and data exchanges.”

Find out more here

I have many more questions about both the desirability and feasibility of a Health Insurance Exchange. These meetings, we are told, are designed to answer all of these questions.  That is why I will go.

Various “stakeholders” will be present to give their views.  Let’s make sure that the most important stakeholder of all- the taxpaying citizen is there as well.

States Should Not Set Up Health Insurance Exchanges (as required by ObamaCare)

Kaye Beach

March 22, 2011

Excellent article about the  Health Insurance Exchanges.

Read it, then read about the Oklahoma Health Care Exchanges and other federal Health Care Reform measures being implemented;

Republican-led OK House passes HB 2130, an “ObamaCare” Enabler

Warning.  The following Post is Rated R

 

 

States Should Not Set Up Health Insurance Exchanges (as required by ObamaCare)

March 13, 2011

By: Tamzin A. Rosenwasser, M.D.,

While the supposed purpose of an exchange is to help consumers find the health insurance product that best meets their needs, such a product is not likely to be found there. Rather, the exchange will just offer a limited line of government-approved products—rather like a store that sells only various sizes of blue pajama-like garments in a totalitarian state.

The ObamaCare bill requires states to satisfy the Federal government that they are setting up these exchanges by 2013, or the Federal government will force the state to use a national exchange, created and run by the Federal government. In either case, insurance companies will be companies in name only, their directors, pawns of the government. A name for that type of arrangement is Fascism.

Regardless of which entity sets up the exchange, the Department of Health and Human Services is given power to determine minimum requirements for medical services of all kinds, including the people who provide the services, as well as what the patient pays. The head of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners task force on exchanges has called for banning the sale of individual insurance policies, possibly because these exchanges bring new complexities of security, integration, processing, updating and verifying information concerning eligibility, income, billing, and exemptions, among companies, states and state agencies, the IRS, Department of Health and Human Services, and the Social Security Administration, just to name some of the complexities.

Eligibility for ObamaCare’s health insurance subsidies depends on income, so there will be an intrusive verification of income, family size, smoking status, and so on.

The exchanges themselves cost tax money to set up, but the bill requires them to be self-sustaining. Since the bill mandates requirements that many companies and customers will likely find distasteful, the exchanges embody a fundamental instability, which nothing but force can resolve.

If ObamaCare persists, exchanges will be bureaucratic nightmares. If it is repealed or declared unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court, states that set up exchanges will just have wasted time, money, and effort.
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Wed March 16th 6:30 OK-SAFE Reviews Oklahoma Implementation of Healthcare Reform

Kaye Beach

March 14, 2011

If you want to be informed about this issue, you will want to be at this meeting.

Message from OK-SAFE as follows:

It appears that the Henry/Fallin administrations, as well as the Oklahoma legislature, have been, and currently are, engaged in implementing the provisions of ObamaCare, as evidenced by the federal grant applications and legislation, while appearing to oppose ObamaCare via SQ 756 and the national lawsuit.

There will be an open discussion/review of both the grants and the legislation paving the way for the implementation of ‘ObamaCare’ in Oklahoma at two meetings this week.
See details below.

OKC - Wednesday, March 16, 2011 – The Village Library, 10307 N. Penn Ave, The Village (OKC), Oklahoma.  Time 6:30 – 8:00 pm.

Tulsa/Broken Arrow - Saturday, March 19, 2011 – Heartland HQ Building, 1008-B N. Hickory, Broken Arrow, OK.  Time: 10:00 am to 11:30 am.

Currently, HB 2130 by Steele, is a key piece of enabling legislation dealing with the HUB board and the development of the Health Insurance Exchanges.  HB 2130 re3moves the Insurance Commissioner from oversight of the exchange and puts in place Dr. Terry Cline, OK Sec. of Health and Human Services, appointed by Gov. Fallin.

This bill is being presented by freshman legislator Rep. Glen Mulready, (HD-68) who apparently agreed to carry this bill for leadership.  Leadership has not done him any favors here – HB 2130 is not a bill one would wish to be associated with in the future.

We are recommending a NO vote on HB 2130.  We also suggest to Rep. Mulready that if he is anxious for approval that he might want to get dog – politicians make lousy friends.

Find all of this information and more at www.OK-SAFE.com

 

Oklahoma Gets Millions in Fed Dollars for Meeting Major Milestone of the Health Care Reform Act

Kaye Beach

Feb 27, 2011

This is another shell game being played on us  just like  what is being done with the The Real ID Act.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 made up the health care reform of 2010.

This Health Care Reform is  frequently referred to as “Obamacare” something Governor Fallin seems to be passionately opposed to;

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin seeks to expedite review of health care challenge

Feb. 11, 2011

Gov. Mary Fallin says she’s joined 28 other Republican governors who sent a letter to President Obama asking him to direct the Department of Justice to expedite the appeals process of the pending state lawsuits against the federal health care bill  Read more

And yet the Oklahoma Governor just accepted federal funding to develop a key portion (in fact the most disturbing part in my opinion) of Health Care Reform-the information technology infrastructure that will allow wide-scale sharing of your  health information.  You cannot opt out of this system if your state (like Oklahoma) chooses to implement it.

Oklahoma honored as innovator

The state will receive $54.6 million in federal money to develop information technology to share with other states.

Oklahoma received one of seven awards totaling $241 million to help states design and use information technology needed to operate health insurance exchanges.

he state applied for a grant in October under former Gov. Brad Henry‘s administration. Gov. Mary Fallin supports the exchange idea. Read more: http://newsok.com/oklahoma-honored-as-innovator/article/3541176#ixzz1F89HDBnT


The following article calls it like it is.  “Reform implementation continues” (shhhh.just don’t tell anyone it’s “Obamacare” and they will never know the difference-ain’t government a giggle?!)

OVERNIGHT HEALTH: Reform implementation continues

Feb 16, 2011

HHS doles out exchange grants: As Republicans look to defund the healthcare reform law, the health department awarded $241 million in grants to six states and a New England consortium to develop information technology infrastructure for exchanges created by the healthcare overhaul. The so-called “early innovator” grants were awarded to Kansas, Maryland, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Wisconsin and the New England group.

Is anyone paying any attention?

Real ID and that little gold star on your driver’s license

Kaye Beach

Feb 5, 2011

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The Sneetches, by Dr. Seuss
Now, the Star-Bell Sneetches had bellies with stars.
The Plain-Belly Sneetches had none upon thars.
Those stars weren’t so big. They were really so small.
You might think such a thing wouldn’t matter at all.

The REAL ID Act imposed federal guidelines that States must adopt for their state  driver’s licenses and identification cards. Furthermore, those federal guidelines include international standards.  Why is that important?  There is only one reason to set international standards and that  is allow for international sharing of the information.  So while we continue to debate whether or not Real ID is a national ID card, the truth is that it is actually an international ID.

The federal guidelines for REAL ID  are comprised of 18 benchmarks.

Benchmark #1. Mandatory facial image capture and retention of such image.

At least eleven nineteen States have met all of 18 benchmarks that constitute Real ID.


Even if your state was one of the 25 that have passed either a law or resolution against Real ID,  the federal government doesn’t find that fact to be any obstacle at all to continuing to force the states to implement Real ID.  Your state is most likely still  working to implement Real ID.  Real ID compliant driver’s licenses will be marked with a gold star.

How can that be?  Well, the policy is simply not being called “Real ID” although the  benchmarks are the exact same ones set for Real ID.

“. . .many state motor vehicle departments are quietly doing the work to meet the law’s initial 18 benchmarks.”  http://tinyurl.com/4rgrv87

And

The ASI card, also known as “the card with the star,” is marked with a gold star indicating that it’s materially compliant with the Real ID Act’s regulations and can be used as identification for federal purposes” March 22, 2010 Nevada link

So right under the noses of our state legislators, some of whom went to bat and got a law passed to prohibit  Real ID,the administrators of State Departments of Public Safety or the Departments of Motor Vehicles are continuing to work on enrolling us all into an international biometric ID as though nothing ever happened.  Neat trick huh?

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States should treat ObamaCare like REAL ID

That is a great idea and if those in charge on both the state and federal level had more respect for the American people and the law, this response should be adequate.  The reality is that those in charge are not following  the rules, they are too busy circumventing them.

They will do the same thing with the blatantly unconstitutional Health Care Reform Bill or any other DC mandate for that matter if we do not speak up.

Just saying NO! doesn’t seem to be working very well.


The states should be the guardians of their citizens’ domicile information and only share this data when the federal government has a legal need or right to know.

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Back to our “Gold Star” resistors down in Florida who are demonstrating appropriate outrage to the situation that they have found themselves in.

Those Sneeches who do NOT have a star will be prohibited from:

  • Accessing Federal facilities;
  • Boarding Federally regulated commercial aircraft;
  • Entering nuclear power plants; and
  • Any other purpose that the Secretary shall determine.


That’s right!    Janet Napolitano  can add ANY other purpose that she decides should require the “gold star” at her sole discretion.  She doesn’t need your approval or even the approval of the person you  elected to represent you- your congress person.

Do you have a little gold star on your driver’s license and what does this star mean?

What happens if you don’t get the “gold star”?

This Florida resident and co-host of the radio show “Liberty Underground”,  explains why the “gold star” is where he draws the line.

Read more about Florida and getting the  “gold star card”

I-Team: Questions About New National ID Card

What Can We Do About the Health Care Reform Act? NE Activist Answers

An educational flyer / handout about the recently passed health care reform legislation passed by the US Congress. Includes explanation of state sovereignty, nullification, interposition.

By Shelli Dawdy of Stubborn Facts