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Letter from Rick Perry to Secretary Sebelius Opposing ObamaCare

I received the following copy of Governor Perry’s letter today via email from AmeriPAC

The Honorable Kathleen Sebelius
Secretary
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 2020I

Dear Secretary Sebelius :

In the ObamaCare plan, the federal government sought to force the states to expand their Medicaid programs by * in the words of the Supreme Court – putting a gun to their heads. Now that the “gun to the head” has been removed, please relay this message to the President: I oppose both the expansion of Medicaid as provided in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the creation of a so-called “state” insurance exchange, because both represent into the sovereignty of our state.

I stand proudly with the growing chorus of governors who reject the PPACA power grab. Thank God and our nation’s founders that we have the right to do so.

Neither a “state” exchange nor the expansion of Medicaid under the Orwellian-named PPACA would result in better “patient protection” or in more “affordable care.” What they would do is make Texas a mere appendage of the federal government when it comes to health care.

The PPACA does not truly allow states to create and operate their own exchanges. Instead, it gives the federal government the final say as to which insurance plans can operate in a so-called “state” exchange, what benefits those plans must provide, and what price controls and cost limits will apply. It leaves many questions to be answered later through federal “future rulemaking.”

In short, it essentially treats the states like subcontractors through which the federal government can control the insurance markets and pursue federal priorities rather than those of the individual states.

Through its proposed expansion of Medicaid, the PPACA would simply enlarge a broken system that is already financially unsustainable. Medicaid is a system of inflexible mandates, one-size-fits- all requirements, and wasteful, bureaucratic inefficiencies. Expanding it as the PPACA provides would only exacerbate the failure of the current system, and would threaten even Texas with financial ruin.

I look forward to implementing health care solutions that are right for the people of Texas. I urge you to support me in that effort. In the meantime, the PPACA’s unsound encroachments will find no foothold here.

Sincerely,

Rick Perry
Governor

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Justice Roberts and SCOTUS Sells out the American People to the Insurance Industry

I have to say I was surprised.

Waiting for the ruling to come out through the beginning of the summer, I was cautiously optimistic, until the end.

At first Obama scolded the Supreme Court, and a weak but visible firestorm insued from the fiat right, and then silence.. for months…

When the mainstream “conservative” media starting saying they thought the ruling would overturn Obamacare, I became suspicious.

With our Constitution on it’s deathbed already, having been ravaged by the establishment on both sides of the isle for so long, I had the feeling of a man who’s loved one was terminally ill, on life support with little hope. Now it seems, liberty has perished.

We are in shock, and the effects of this loss will not be realized except over time and incrementally. Contingencies have been enshrined in executive order and secret congress to ensure the success of such measures, including detailed plans to deal with those who will not comply.

The government now has the “legal right” to force you to buy a product. And not any product, but the very product that will govern your own body.

Auto insurance is required because driving is considered a privilege by law. You are not required to drive.. but you are required to live, and you have a right to your own life.

Obamacare/Romneycare is a TAX (as defined by the SCOTUS) which you must pay to the private insurance industry simply by virtue of being alive. If you are not old enough to pay for that service (or the penalty that insues by denying it) you are penalized by the IRS.

Not only is this a tax, it is being hailed as the largest tax increase in American History.

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Obama administration quietly diverts $500 million to the IRS to implement Obamacare’s Individual Mandate

Liberty Corps: “Can you believe this!? Obama goes ahead and funds the individual mandate w/ taxpayer dollars before supreme court rules!”

From theHill.com:

The Obama administration is quietly diverting roughly $500 million to the IRS to help implement the president’s healthcare law.

The money is only part of the IRS’s total implementation spending, and it is being provided outside the normal appropriations process. The tax agency is responsible for several key provisions of the new law, including the unpopular individual mandate.

Republican lawmakers have tried to cut off funding to implement the healthcare law, at least until after the Supreme Court decides whether to strike it down. That ruling is expected by June, and oral arguments last week indicated the justices might well overturn at least the individual mandate, if not the whole law.

“While President Obama and his Senate allies continue to spend more tax dollars implementing an unpopular and unworkable law that may very well be struck down as unconstitutional in a matter of months, I’ll continue to stand with the American people who want to repeal this law and replace it with something that will actually address the cost of healthcare,” said Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-Mont.), who chairs the House Appropriations subcommittee for healthcare and is in a closely contested Senate race this year.

The Obama administration has plowed ahead despite the legal and political challenges.

It has moved aggressively to get important policies in place. And, according to a review of budget documents and figures provided by congressional staff, the administration is also burning through implementation funding provided in the healthcare law.

Continued: http://thehill.com/blogs/healthwatch/health-reform-implementation/220475-white-house-has-diverted-500m-to-irs-to-implement-health-law

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