Skip to comments.Missouri State Senators Mike Parson and Tom Dempsey Begin Obamacare Sellout
Posted on 03/04/2013 4:41:12 AM PST by IbJensen
Missouri State Senators Mike Parson and Tom Dempsey are working toward a cave on Obamacare as best they can in Missouri.
Senator Parson has filed SB 456, a shell of legislation into which multiple sources in and around the Missouri legislator expect theyll put an expansion of Medicaid.
Over 70% of Missourians voted to oppose implementation of Obamacare in a ballot initiative, but several people Ive spoken to said this legislation would act as an end run around the will of the people and be focused on Medicaid, without focusing on state exchanges, mandates, etc.
The result would still be the same.
The Missouri Senate President has handpicked a committee to look at expansion of Medicaid in Missouri and Speaker Timothy Jones has set up a working group. All these acts are happening in unison and many are fearful therell be a coordinated rush to push through Medicaid expansion before voters can rally.
If you live in Missouri, go to the RedState Action Center right now and take action to stop the legislature from expanding Medicaid.
If you have the legislation handy by all means post it.
Hope that helps....
Section A. Chapter 208, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as Section 208.248, to read as follow:
208.248. Any section of any legislation passed by the General Assembly that authorizes the provisions of MO HealthNet [Missouri Medicaid] benefits to persons described in Section 2001 of Public Law 111-148 [Affordable Care Act] shall sunset on December 31, 2016, unless reauthorized by an act of the General Assembly. The Department of Social Services shall notify the revisor of statutes if such changes to the MO HealthNet program occur.
This is the actual full bill text as introduced by Senator Parson. On that same link is the current bill summary which reads as follows:
SB456 - Under this act, if any section of any legislation passed by the General Assembly that authorizes the provisions of MO HealthNet benefits to persons described in Section 2001 of Public Law 111-148, the Affordable Care Act, shall sunset on December 31, 2016, unless reauthorized by an act of the General Assembly. The Department of Social Services shall notify the Revisor of Statutes if such changes to the MO HealthNet program occur.
This is the entire SB456 and its explanation/summary.