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Despite the will of the voters, Missouri lawmakers move to implement Obamacare exchanges
Big Government ^ | 8/21/11 | Patrick Tuohey

Posted on 08/21/2011 4:26:41 PM PDT by Nachum

Missouri state representative Chris Molendorp filed a bill last session to set up a health insurance exchange. HB 609 was passed unanimously by the House and by the Senate committee it was assigned to. It was never brought to the floor of the Senate. Why? Sen. Jane Cunningham said it was because she actually read the bill and was shocked at what it contained.

In 2010, Sen. Cunningham sponsored the Health Care Freedom Act, a referendum that sought to protect Missourians from the now infamous ‘individual mandate.’ The Act was placed on the ballot in August 2010 as Proposition C; the first time any Americans got to vote on the measure and they passed it with 71% of the vote. (Full disclosure: I managed the campaign to pass Prop C.)

Cunningham read HB 609 to basically gut everything passed by the voters of Missouri in Prop C. Specifically, it yielded authority to the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, DC 46 different times. Beverly Gossage provides a substantive case against insurance exchanges in The Missouri Record, and in it she draws attention to a statement by Micheal Cannon of the CATO Institute:

I am continually surprised by how many people around the country mistakenly believe the new law requires states to create an Exchange. The authors of the law knew full well that such a requirement would be unconstitutional. Instead, the law asks states to do the heavy lifting of creating these bureaucracies, offers them considerable sums of money, and as a fallback position allows the federal government to create an Exchange if a state declines to do so.

(Excerpt) Read more at biggovernment.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: implement; lawmakers; missouri; obamacare

1 posted on 08/21/2011 4:26:45 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


2 posted on 08/21/2011 4:29:49 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Vote the sumbitches out.


3 posted on 08/21/2011 4:44:27 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Nachum

“Despite the will of the voters” is a frakin’ common theme.

Despite the will of the voters on a multitude of occasions = California.

Despite the will of the voters on multitude of occasions = Obama and the progressive Dems.

I can go on with examples.
Apparently, Missouri has some fraked progressive libtards running the show... =.=


4 posted on 08/21/2011 4:49:57 PM PDT by cranked
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To: Nachum; Gyroscope

Just called my Tea Party FRiend in MO and asked him if they couldn’t start something likes been happening in WI to stop this revolting development in it’s tracks. He lurks here on FR and will follow the link. He indicated that this was a known situation by some but not all and he will throw some gasoline on the fire (so to speak), since they’re hot as a bottle rocket about this already.


5 posted on 08/21/2011 4:50:26 PM PDT by SierraWasp (I'm done being disappointed by "He/She is the only one who can win" and being embarrassed later!!!)
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To: cranked

At the risk of sounding like a “terrorist”, I am afraid the only way this is going to be stopped is if a very physical example is made of some of these people, along with the list of connections the perps used to commit the (and it is) crime.


6 posted on 08/21/2011 4:55:46 PM PDT by Tench_Coxe
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To: Nachum

mark for later


7 posted on 08/21/2011 4:57:32 PM PDT by BattleHymn
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To: Nachum

Chris Molendorp


Memo to MO Tea Party: Find strong conservative candidate to ouster this clown who will not serve the people.


8 posted on 08/21/2011 5:43:49 PM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: SierraWasp; All

Can we get a list of who voted for this?

All those who voted against what the people had already passed need to hear from voters.


9 posted on 08/21/2011 6:31:20 PM PDT by el_texicano (Extremism in the face of tyranny is no fault, Moderation in the face of evil, no virtue.)
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To: Nachum; Second Amendment First; 1stMarylandRegiment; 47carollann; A Citizen Reporter; A Cyrenian; ..
Missouri ping

Low volume ping list

FReepmail me to be on, or off, this list.

Hit 'em low and make it hurt, people!

10 posted on 08/21/2011 7:11:02 PM PDT by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: Just another Joe

No one in the house voted against it? Did they know what they were doing? Is the bill too complicated to understand? Did someone present a less than honest summary? Can’t believe I didn’t hear about this earlier.


11 posted on 08/21/2011 11:24:35 PM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: SierraWasp

Politicians like dirty diapers should be changed often.


12 posted on 08/22/2011 4:54:42 AM PDT by GailA (Any congress critter who fails to keep faith with the Military, will NOT keep faith with YOU!)
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To: Nachum
Molendorp

With a name like that, he has no choice but to be a wild-eyed, baby killin, gender-confused, tree-huggin, union-thug, disease-ridden, whack-job, communist...packer.

13 posted on 08/22/2011 5:05:04 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

What area does he represent ?


14 posted on 08/22/2011 5:23:58 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Eh ?)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
What area does he represent ?

Looks like he's a married Republican insurance agent from Raymore Mo. Son of a school teacher.

15 posted on 08/22/2011 5:41:34 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: bushwon; All

Chris Molendorp

Address:
MO House of Representatives
201 West Capitol Avenue
Room 206C
Jefferson City MO 65101

Legislative Assistant: Marybeth Bruns
Phone: 573-751-2175
E-Mail: Chris.Molendorp@house.mo.gov


16 posted on 08/22/2011 7:11:55 AM PDT by el_texicano (Extremism in the face of tyranny is no fault, Moderation in the face of evil, no virtue.)
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To: el_texicano

Chris Molendorp is my local MO state rep. To date, he’s been faithful to conservative and Tea Party issues and proposals. He was elected with Tea Party support in the last election cycle.

I posted this article on my blog (http://crucis-court.blogspot.com/2011/08/state-insurance-pools.html). I’ve sent the article to Molendorp and asked for his comments. When I receive them, I’ll post them, too, on my blog.

As disclosure, I also attend Cass County Republican Central Committee meetings although I am not a dues-paying member.


17 posted on 08/22/2011 7:54:31 AM PDT by Crucis Country
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To: listenhillary; Marie Antoinette

uh,oh ping


18 posted on 08/22/2011 5:43:42 PM PDT by Big Giant Head (Two years no AV, no viruses, computer runs great!)
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To: Crucis Country

Link to your blog or re post on this thread to tell us the Real Chris had been abducted or something.

I really want an explanation for this. It makes absolutely no sense.


19 posted on 08/23/2011 3:28:42 AM PDT by listenhillary (Look your representatives in the eye and ask if they intend to pay off the debt. They will look away)
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