Come to a MN hearing on Wednesday. We need everyone to come!
On Wednesday, February 16, at 2:30 p.m, GOP state Rep. Steve Gottwalt (R-St. Cloud), chairman of the MN Health and Human Services Reform Committee, is holding a hearing on his bill to create the Obamacare Health Insurance Exchange in Minnesota
. The Exchange is the “command and control” infrastructure of Obamacare.It
will limit health insurance choices, comply with Obamacare mandates and controls, and collect and share private medical and financial data without consent.
Short List of Concerns:
The bill mentions the “Affordable Care Act” (Obamacare) a whopping 38 times. The U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (federal government) is mentioned 20 times. The Internal Revenue Code (IRS) is mentioned 6 times. The word data is mentioned 21 times. The data is treated as government data under Chapter 13. The Minnesota Department of health is given surveillance powers. Citizens would not be allowed to seek redress or protest Exchange actions under the Administrative Procedures Act. The Exchange is established “to exist in perpetuity.” (p. 4)
What you can do:
1) Come to the hearing on Wednesday (see below). Bring your family and friends. Let’s flood the hearing room.
2) Ask to testify (call Holly at 651-296-4305 to sign up; Call CCHF if you want help with your testimony)
2) Contact your state Representative and Senator and tell them to oppose the Health Insurance Exchange (House bill has no number yet and there is no Senate author yet)
3) Contact every committee member
by phone and email them to oppose the Gottwalt Health Insurance Exchange bill (All members are GOP except Liebling, Fritz, Hosch, Huntley, Loeffler, Moran, Murphy, Norton, and Peterson)
Committee Meets from: 2:30 – 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, Feb 16
Room: 200 State Office Building
Address: 100 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, St. Paul 55155
Parking: BRING QUARTERS ($1.50 per hour)
NOTE: It appears the bill is being fast-tracked.
Governor Dayton is expected to sign it if it arrives at his desk because it’s Obamacare. Both the policy and the finance committees are holding Pro-Exchange info hearings Feb 15 (12:30/2:30)
and the first vote will take place in Rep. Gottwalt’s policy committee the next day, Feb 16.
Help us stop this bill! Join us at the Wednesday Feb 16 hearing!
Twila Brase RN, PHN
Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom
1954 University Ave. W, Ste. 8
St. Paul, MN 55104
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