Tag Archives: health care

Nebraska Deem & Pass? LB 1110 Proved Shenanigans Not Limited to D.C.

Posted by Shellinda As a couple of Americans who have spent too much time focused on Washington, D.C. and not enough within our state (but making an effort to change this), we wonder whether the maneuvers regarding a certain piece of legislation introduced last session is common practice in the Nebraska Unicameral. We suspect it […] Continue reading

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OK-SAFE Positions on Oklahoma’s State Questions 2010

OK-SAFE, Inc. Updated: September 1, 2010 State Questions for General Election, November 2, 2010 Ballot Tagged: appropriations, ballot, ballot access, education, englis, funding, general election, health care, official language, OK-SAFE, Oklahoma, sq 74… Continue reading

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Oklahoma Supreme Court overturns health claims fee

Big Suprise! Federal stimulus funds will offset the loss of revenue expected to be generated by a proposed 1 percent fee on health care claims, Oklahoma officials said. BY JULIE BISBEE and MICHAEL MCNUTT Oklahoman Published: August 25, 2010 Additional … Continue reading

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Federal Funding Tap Dance: Are States Puppets Or Partners?

When considering how to get out of the way of the growing red ink tsunami gushing out of D.C., one of the first questions that comes to mind is what states can do about it. Many federal programs could be rejected by states, but they aren’t. Obviously, they want the money. Prior governors and legislators have opted to accept federal funds in an effort to tout how much they accomplish while in office, handing the strings and increased obligations to the next set of officials. Continue reading

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Missouri Voters Send President Obama A Happy Birthday Message

President Obama awoke Wednesday morning to a birthday gift he assuredly didn’t find pleasing. In Tuesday’s Missiouri primary 71% of voters approved a measure that exempts its citizens from the Federal mandate to purchase health insurance. Continue reading

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Okla. Senate fails to override health care veto

The Oklahoma Senate has failed to override Democratic Gov. Brad Henry’s veto of a bill intended to let Oklahomans opt out of a new federal health care law. The Senate voted 28-16 Friday to override the veto, falling short of the 32 votes needed. Read more; http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D9FRFHU80.htm Senate Toll Free: 1-800-865-6490, Direct: 1-405-524-0126 To Find […] Continue reading

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April Fools . . . or Just Fools?

(Joint post by Linda & Shelli)
The first day of April is, of course known as the day of pranks and jokes…it’s “April Fool’s Day”. Unfortunately, too many of our news headlines read like they are pranks and jokes everyday of the year. And also, unfortunately, too many of our elected officials and too man y […] Continue reading

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Just in! HB 6075 a necessary step to regulate abortion coverage under national healthcare if the Cox lawsuit is not successful

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Not Just Sunshine Patriots

There will be additional follow-up coming regarding our Tax Day Tea Party, but here’s a start…
On December 22, we had what has been dubbed the “Ice Tea Party” in <10 degree weather in freezing rain, after Senator Ben Nelson “iced” the Cornhusker Kickback with Reid and Schumer, paving the way to the passage of the […] Continue reading

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HOPE TO MEET YOU! Come on out to a location near you

Besides being a speaker, I will be on the Tea Party Express bus doing a daily blog as well as other social networking activities such as Face Book, (search for “Grassroots in Michigan”) on Twitter as “apackof2″ And MIgrassroots look for the hashtags #mitcot and #TPEXMI hashtags in addition to our Grassroots in Michigan […] Continue reading

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