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    On 3 August Missouri voters will be the first in the nation to fight Obama care. Constitutional amendment SJR 25 (Missouri Health Care Freedom Act) will prohibit laws interfering with freedom of choice in health care.

    A Cole County judge has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to stop an Aug. 3 ballot issue vote offering Missourians a chance to express their position on the nation's new health care act.




     
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    Does it include a provision declining federal matching funds for the state Medicaid program? Let's go all in, folks.
     
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    Current Bill Summary

    SS/SCS/SJR 25 - Upon voter approval, this constitutional amendment provides that no federal law shall compel a patient, employer, or health care provider to participate in any government or privately run health care system, nor prohibit a patient or employer from paying directly for legal health care services.

    This amendment does not affect laws or regulations in effect as of January 1, 2010, affect which health care services a health care provider is required to perform, affect which health care services are provided by law, or prohibit care provided under worker's compensation.

    SJR25 - Prohibits laws interfering with freedom of choice in health care
     
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    "We don't want your socialized medicine Owe Bama! Keep your hands off my medicare!"
     
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    So it looks like not only are they not declining the federal money they currently get for Medicaid (63% of their tab), they're not rejecting the Medicaid expansions of the reform law and all that extra federal money that will be pouring into their state because of it.

    Nor are they rejecting the consumer protections afforded to their exchange--they're not even rejecting the concept of a health insurance exchange itself. In fact, Missouri applied to receive federal funds for a high-risk pool that will be operated by the state with federal money to get coverage to people who couldn't get it anywhere else. Let's see if they go after the exchange planning grants HHS announced last week.

    This is weak shit. Reject the law and the money, Missouri, or don't.
     
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    Stop the federal matching of funds Missouri will stop sending in funds to the feds.
     
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    Sounds good, they take $1.29 in federal money for every $1 they send to the feds anyway. Let them stick that in their meaningless nullification initiative. Go Galt, Missouri.

    We'll miss you!
     
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    What they reject, what we all reject, is the Federal Government Claiming the Power to Mandate that we all Buy insurance from Private companies or pay a penalty oh I mean a tax, no a penalty err a tax..

    You get my point.

    We need to stop simply allowing the Fed to stretch it's powers beyond the constitution.

    Period.
     
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    Does that include Medicaid? Are we going to stop pumping federal money into these cash-strapped states to insure their poor and keep their hospitals running?

    The health care industry is a big part of the economy is quite a few places, but let's stop funding 13% of it in Missouri. Let them vote on that.
     
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    No more federal income tax coming from Missouri no tax of any kind going to the feds. You want to do busniess with Missouri you have to pay for it.
     

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