OK-SAFE 6/6/11 – U.S. Governors will be saying more than “Ni hau” (Hello) to Chinese party officials at an upcoming National Governors Association (NGA) meeting. The U.S. – China Governors Forum, scheduled for July 15-17, 2011 in Salt Lake City, Utah, is set to include one-on-one pairing of U.S. Governors with Chinese provincial party secretaries […]
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Oklahoma City, 5/18/11 – Legislative leaders today announced that SB 971, the Senate substitute for the controversial Health Insurance Exchange bill (HB 2130), will not be heard this session. Instead, the OK Legislature will form a special joint legislative committee to examine how the federal health care bill impacts Oklahoma. This is a win for […]
OK-SAFE recently had the opportunity to interview Michael F. Cannon on their America in the Balance radio program. The subjects included the definition of insurance exchanges, federal funding grants, and why states should not implement exchanges. Podcast of the 4/3/11 interview here. Michael F. Cannon is the director of health policy studies at the Cato […]
Last week, Mary Fallin attempted to answer the critics to her using the $54 million Healthcare Grant to implement healthcare exchanges. These are my response to the same questions…. What is a health insurance exchange? Not mentioned nearly enough in The Patient Protection and Affordable care Act (PPACA) debate have been these insurance exchanges.
This is an ongoing series about the issue of nullification. For Part 1, click HERE. For Part 2, click HERE. Idaho may be the best example of an action by a state to nullify the health care law. Both houses of the State Legislature passed and Governor Otter signed into law a measure which many […]
As we reported on February 1, Federal District Court Judge Roger Vinson issued an opinion in the multi-state Attorneys General lawsuit on January 31, declaring the health care law unconstitutional. Since the ruling came out, many question whether any further activities associated with implementing the law should proceed. Others conclude the states should move “full […]
Governor Mary Fallin, an out-spoken opponent of Obamacare, told the audience in the House Chamber today, changes in healthcare “can and should come from the people of our state, not Washington.” This is a prime example of Big Government Republica…
++ CHARLIE’S PICKS++ AGENDA FOR THIS WEEK’S MEETING++ SO FAR, OKLAHOMA’S BEST POLITICAL AD FOR THE YEAR++ ANNOUNCEMENTS++ CHARLIE’S PICKS I am being bombarded with questions about when the infamous “Charlie’sPicks” will be out. Hopefully it will be sometime Wednesday evening, but probably Thursday.
There is tremendous interest about the upcoming November 2, 2010 election in Oklahoma. In addition to all the state-wide races, there are 11 state questions to be decided. Some of these questions, like SQ 744 on Education Funding, have gotten a lot of attention and have been discussed in depth by other groups. (We like to […]
If you are still buying into the myth that a Republican majority in Congress is “the answer to our problems”, then in fact, you are not only not in Kansas, you are not in any of the several states, including your own. Sure, you might be there physically, but the part of you that matters for the purposes of this discussion is somewhere else. Your focus, attention, and problem solving skills, at least, are stuck in Washington, D.C. First in a series from Grassroots in Nebraska (Shelli Dawdy) sharing now with R3s everywhere. Continue reading →