OKG Alert 022712: Joint Press Release – Groups Reject Final Report and Exchange — Say NO to OBAMACARE in Oklahoma!

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Please share this email and take action on this matter today!  None of us want Obamacare implemented and the best way to stop it is to not prepare to implement it in Oklahoma or any other state for that matter!  Easy — just say NO — and don’t do it.  Not one tiny thing to make it easy to slide in here…
Important phone numbers via Tulsa 912 Project here:

-Subject: Your Senator could be one of the ones who is for Obama CareMonday at 1:30 these Senators will be voting on Obamacare for Oklahoma. Let’s rebuild the wall together and tell them NO! Let’s restore Oklahoma and then we will restore America!

Senate Bill 1629 (Author Bingman of Sapulpa) today which would establish a component of Obamacare – a Health Insurance Exchange – right here in Oklahoma. Tell them Obamacare is not welcome in Oklahoma.

Sen Brian Crain 405-521-5620
Sen Sean Burrage 405-521-5555
Sen Rick Brinkley 405-521-5566
Sen Constance Johnson 405-521-5531
Sen Rob Johnson 405-521-5592
Sen Dan Newberry 405-521-5600
Sen Steve Russell 405-521-5618
Sen Jim Wilson 405-521-5574

Sen Brian Bingman 405-521-5528

Ronda Vuillemont-Smith
Tulsa 912 Project

Bryan Mayberry via Betty McClarty on facebook says:
PRAY and MAKE A PHONE CALL to your Oklahoma senator NOW! Leave a message in the middle of the night or early on Monday.
(If you don’t know your senator, call them all! Dan Newberry is the senator for my area.)
Say NO to health insurance exchange in Oklahoma!The vote will be Monday at 1:30 p.m.
-Betty McClarty
Let’s make those phones at the capitol ringy-dingy today and make sure everyone knows the people are awake and serious!
For Life and Liberty,
Sandra Crosnoe
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Cross-posted with Constitutional Liberty Coalition


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Date: February 27, 2012 7:50:06 AM CST
Subject: OK-SAFE, Inc. – Joint Press Release – Groups Reject Final Report and Exchange
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February 27, 2012
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Joint Press Release Rejecting Final Report and Exchange
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Joint Press Release –
Monday, February 27, 2012 

Grassroots Groups Reject Final Report Establishing Exchanges


Subject: Final Report of the Joint Committee on Federal Health Care Law and Resulting Legislation


The Patient Protection and Affordable Care (PPACA) passed on March 23, 2010, and is generally known as “ObamaCare”.


Oklahomans overwhelmingly objected to the implementation of “ObamaCare” in its’ entirety, including the development of exchanges.


The citizens of Oklahoma believed the lawsuit filed by A.G. Scott Pruitt against “ObamaCare” was a real reflection of the intent of Oklahoma’s leadership and that Oklahoma would not adopt this governmental overreach. The majority of the recently elected Republican officials campaigned on a platform against “ObamaCare.”


Yet, on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 the Joint Legislative Committee on Federal Health Care Law issued its’ Final Report, recommending the establishment of a state-based insurance exchange and the creation of a public-beneficiary trust as administrator.


Both of these recommendations continue to align the state of Oklahoma with the provisions of “ObamaCare” and are contrary to campaign promises, and recent public statements.


Mentioned 278 times in the PPACA law, the exchanges are the defining component in planning and implementing the law-without the exchanges there is no “ObamaCare”.


Committee chair Rep. Glenn Mulready himself has admitted that, “There is no doubt that a state-based exchange falls under the umbrella of federal law.”


The Cato Institute and the Heartland Institute, in addition to numerous grassroots organizations, have told this legislature that the strongest position for a state to take, if they really oppose “ObamaCare,” is to not establish a state-based exchange, or yet another trust.


The grassroots organizations of Oklahoma reject the Final Report and the establishment of either a state-based exchange or another trust. Trusts, unknown to most Oklahomans, can solicit and receive federal grants, and operate without legislative oversight. The trust mechanism is providing political cover for those who wish to look like they’re opposing ObamaCare while actually establishing the means still implement it.


SB 1629 by Senator Brian Bingman is to be heard on Monday, Feb. 27, 2012. This bill establishes a Health Insurance Private Marketplace Network Trust.


We oppose the proposed committee substitute language for SB 1629, which appears to be re-work of last year’s controversial HB 2130 “HUB” bill, which passed the House but was not heard in the Senate.


SB 1629 follows the costly path of inserting a middleman into the traditional business model, which will ultimately cost us more in the long run. See The Model is the Message diagram here formerly/www.scribd.com/doc/82945098/Exchanges-The-Model-is-the-Message-Diagram.



Jointly Issued by:OK-SAFE, Inc., Tulsa912 ProjectROPE, and other grassroots groups.


Contact: Amanda Teegarden, Executive Director, OK-SAFE,  918-633-2020; or Ronda Vuillemont-Smith, Pres., Tulsa912 Project 918-853-7986



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