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"Freedom of Healthcare Choice Act,"Oklahoma

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posted on Dec, 23 2009 @ 09:36 AM
Oklahoma Lawmakers File "Freedom of Healthcare Choice Act"

OKLAHOMA CITY - The voters of Oklahoma will have the opportunity to preserve the existing health care system in Oklahoma under legislation sought by three state legislators.

State Reps. Mike Ritze and Mike Reynolds and state Sen. Randy Brogdon announced today that they will file legislation enacting the "Freedom of Healthcare Choice Act," allowing voters to preserve the existing healthcare system in Oklahoma regardless of congressional action at the federal level.

The legislation will allow a vote of the people to opt out of the proposed federal system.

"It's clear the overwhelming majority of Americans want the current doctor-patient relationship preserved instead of having Washington bureaucrats dictate medical decisions," said Ritze, a Broken Arrow Republican who is also a board-certified family practice physician and surgeon. "The proposals under consideration in Congress are likely to result in reduced access to a family doctor, rationing of services, or even outright denial of care if a pencil-pusher decides it is not a 'best practice.' My legislation would give the voters the ability to protect and preserve their existing health care coverage."

"The United States' health care system is the envy of the world and the people of Oklahoma should have the opportunity to maintain the top-notch care they have received while also avoiding the onerous burdens the proposed federal law would impose on working families," said Reynolds, R-Oklahoma City.

"The proposed legislation in Washington is a massive overstepping of the bounds placed on Congress by our U.S. Constitution," said Brogdon, R-Owasso. "It is time that we the people tell Congress enough is enough - and now Oklahomans will have the opportunity to do so."

Modeled on an Arizona proposal, Ritze and Reynolds' legislation would place language on the ballot to amend the Oklahoma Constitution to declare what types of health care systems could lawfully exist in the state.

The health care reform that is being rammed down our throats is not equal for all,

It is still being written, how can you vote on a bill that is not written yet?

[edit on 093131p://bWednesday2009 by Stormdancer777]

posted on Dec, 23 2009 @ 09:41 AM


Short Title: An Act providing for the rights of individuals to purchase private health care insurance; and prohibiting certain governmental action.
Prime Sponsor: Representative BAKER
Last Action: Referred to INSURANCE, Oct. 21, 2009 [House]

Only 55 more to go?

posted on Dec, 23 2009 @ 09:43 AM

Originally posted by Stormdancer777
Oklahoma Lawmakers File "Freedom of Healthcare Choice Act"

"The United States' health care system is the envy of the world and the people of Oklahoma should have the opportunity to maintain the top-notch care they have received while also avoiding the onerous burdens the proposed federal law would impose on working families," said Reynolds, R-Oklahoma City.

Are you really swallowing this propaganda my friend ?

The rest of the world envies the US military might.

The health care is a Joke.

posted on Dec, 23 2009 @ 09:51 AM
Obamacare Slaps $15,000 Annual Fee on Middle Class Families$15,000_annual_fee_on_middle_class_families

posted on Dec, 23 2009 @ 09:54 AM
reply to post by Sean48

We shall see.

The health care reform they are trying to pass in this country, does not resemble in any shape or form that of Canada or Great Britain.

posted on Dec, 23 2009 @ 09:58 AM
Does anybody know what exactly is in these bill(s) that's supposed to help people?

All I've seen is a series of demands, fees and penalties.

I havent seen exactly how the problem, poor folks not getting healthcare, is being addressed in any of this. Of course, I've never known a person to be denied care so I'm not really sure why poor folks werent getting care in the first place. Not being able to pay the bills is another issue entirely.

So, people will be forced to buy insurance from private companies. Good for the companies I guess. Prescriptions cant be imported. Good for the Pharma companies I guess. Folks with "Cadillac" coverage will be taxed. Good for the government I guess. Tax-free flexible spending accounts will be cut in half. Good for the government.

What exactly is good for the people here? Lord knows there are so many running wild touting this as a great and wonderful thing so I must be missing something.

[edit on 23-12-2009 by thisguyrighthere]

posted on Dec, 23 2009 @ 10:10 AM
Labor's messy health-care bargain

Unions at Odds Over Insurance Exemption for Some Workers, No Relief for Others

As Democrats plug away toward final passage of a health insurance overhaul, major labor unions are pressing the Senate to strip a tax on high-value insurance plans from the health care reform bill, putting them at odds with other labor groups getting exemptions from that very requirement.

Unions ranging from the powerful AFL-CIO to the National Education Association to the Communications Workers of America are decrying the provision in the Senate health package that would impose a 40 percent "excise tax" on insurance companies for "Cadillac plans" with high-cost premiums.

The unions claim the tax will end up hitting the middle class hard and say Congress should instead use the House-passed idea of simply increasing income taxes on wealthy individuals.

BTW, I am not union, not wealth, and I don't have health care.

posted on Dec, 23 2009 @ 10:12 AM

Obamacare would require Americans to buy government-approved health insurance. It would make it illegal to offer choices in insurance plans beyond the handful of very similar ones that the government would allow. It would become illegal to offer new and innovative plans. Under any of the government-approved plans, it would become illegal to pay your doctor directly for more than a certain percentage of your care. Higher deductible, consumer-driven plans would be severely altered or eliminated. By law, a greater percentage of money would have to be paid in insurance premiums, rather than directly for care. Competition and choice would diminish tremendously. One-size-fits-all conformity would rule the day.

The CBO also reports that, in its real first twelve years in operation (2014 to 2025), Obamacare would transfer $1.0 trillion from American taxpayers to private insurance companies.

posted on Dec, 23 2009 @ 10:14 AM
reply to post by thisguyrighthere

Yes, we are missing something, it is called, freedom.

posted on Dec, 23 2009 @ 10:22 AM
The Communists Behind Obama’s Health Care Goals – by John Perazzo

The primary figure who delivered Obama to the single-payer camp was Quentin Young, an 86-year-old retired physician who was a longtime friend and neighbor of Obama in Chicago. Young joined the Young Communist League as a teenager in the late 1930s. From the mid-1940s through the mid-1970s, he was closely associated with the Communist Party. In October 1968 he was called to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee, which was probing the extent of his knowledge about the riots that had erupted at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago two months earlier. The Committee accused Young of belonging to the Bethune Club, an organization for communist doctors; the group was named after Norman Bethune, a communist physician who devoted his services to the totalitarian regime of Mao Zedong.

Another noteworthy influence on Obama’s views vis à vis healthcare has been Dr. Peter Orris, who co-founded Physicians for a National Health Program with Quentin Young. The son of a Communist Party member, Orris in the 1960s was a leader of Harvard University’s campus chapter of Students for a Democratic Society, the New Leftist organization that aspired to overthrow America’s democratic institutions and remake the nation’s government in a Marxist image. He later joined the Communist Party (CP) for more than two decades, before ultimately shifting his allegiance to the CP splinter group, Committees of Correspondence, where he remains a prominent figure to this day.

Other leading PNHP activists (and thus, key shapers of President Obama’s healthcare agendas) include the following:

* Joanne Landy, a high-ranking member of the Democratic Socialists of America
* Mark Almberg, a prominent member of the Illinois Communist Party since the 1970s
* Oliver Fein (PNHP President) and Steffi Woolhandler (PNHP Secretary), both of whom have spoken in favor of a single-payer healthcare system at the annual Socialist Scholars Conferences in New York City

* Medea Benjamin, the pro-Castro, America-hating co-founder of Global Exchange, Code Pink for Peace, and Iraq Occupation Watch
* Michael Lighty, a longtime member (and former chairman) of the Democratic Socialists of America
* Flavio Casoy, a San Francisco-based doctor and a prominent member of the Communist Party USA
* Rev. Lucius Walker, the pro-Castro executive director of the Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization, and a longtime supporter of Communist Party USA activities

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