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Missouri State Senators Mike Parson and Tom Dempsey Begin Obamacare Sellout
Red State ^ | 3/4/2013 | Erick Erickson

Posted on 03/04/2013 4:41:12 AM PST by IbJensen

http://www.redstate.com/2013/03/04/missouir-state-senators-mike-parson-and-tom-dempsey-begin-obamacare-sellout/

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 they’ll put an expansion of Medicaid.

Over 70% of Missourians voted to oppose implementation of Obamacare in a ballot initiative, but several people I’ve 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 there’ll 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.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: mikeparsons; missouri; obamacare; tomdempsey
The Rinos are like cockroaches. They're coming out of the woodwork. Get busy Missourans: get rid of these rats.
1 posted on 03/04/2013 4:41:26 AM PST by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen
Speaker Jones is as much of a RINO as Ronald Reagan. Before we all go crazy on this, it behooves us to read the actual legislation (SB456) before forming an opinion.

Just sayin'

2 posted on 03/04/2013 5:53:40 AM PST by Prov3456
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To: Prov3456

If you have the legislation handy by all means post it.


3 posted on 03/04/2013 5:57:39 AM PST by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: IbJensen
I'm not that computer-literate (lucky to know how to post here, DUH!). But I do know that you can go to the Missouri Senate website (www.senate.mo.gov), click on "Bill Tracking" and look for the bill number.

Hope that helps....

4 posted on 03/04/2013 6:11:10 AM PST by Prov3456
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To: IbJensen
I did what I suggested and here is the entire text of SB456.

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.

5 posted on 03/04/2013 6:42:14 AM PST by Prov3456
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