Why Doing Nothing is the Right Thing...

(*E-mails of GOP Legislators including House Speaker Jase Bolger and House Health Care
Policy Gaines Haines and link to phone numbers and Faxes below)

The health care law is fatally flawed, both practically and legally, which means: Congress should go back to the drawing board - ultimately they will be forced to do so...the actions of States will slow or speed this process The U.S. Supreme Court ruling didn't hold up the law in FULL and many matters have yet to be litigated - new rounds have already started  SUPREMES ALLOW NEW CHALLENGE TO OBAMACARE http://usconstitutionalfreepress.wordpress.com/2012/11/26/supremes-allow-newchallenge-to-obamacare/ ,

 Court orders new look at health care challenge
http://money.msn.com/health-and-lifeinsurance/news.aspx?feed=AP&date=20121126&id=15831959,  Oklahoma Attorney General Revises Health-Care Lawsuit http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-09-19/oklahoma-attorney-general-reviseshealth-care-lawsuit.html http://www.oag.state.ok.us/oagweb.nsf/0/ac5276feb11b775586257a7e006f7025/$F ILE/Amended%20Complaint%20%28File%20Stamped%29.pdf It is not at all clear that the entire law will be upheld - so it's premature to participate in implementation
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The Supreme Court ruling prohibited the Federal government from forcing States to expand Medicaid. For the same reasons, the Exchanges have always been VOLUNTARY. By actively assisting the Federal government in setting up Exchanges and/or expanding Medicaid, States are: http://www.scribd.com/doc/114197309/Summary-Section-1311-ExchangeProvisions-of-PPACA-and-Reconciliation-2010-Health-Care-Law  Agreeing to make decisions which are not all consistent with pro-life principles (See PPACA Section 1311, (e)(1)(B)(iii))  Being irresponsible: the Federal Department of Health and Human Services has repeatedly failed to provide detailed information and can later change many elements AT WILL  Commits the State to permanent expenditures, whether money is available in the budget or not (See http://grassrootsne.com/?p=19531 and http://www.samhsa.gov/Financing/post/CBO-Cost-Estimate-of-the-Repeal-ofthe-Maintenance-of-Effort-Requirements.aspx)  Abdicates State Sovereignty and essentially hands Michigan's budget over to the Secretary of DHHS  Exposes the State to liabilities that would only fall upon the Federal government if the State refuses complicity in implementing the law  Takes away the State's ability to mount additionally available legal challenges in future - once the State gives its consent to participating in Exchanges (or expands Medicaid), that's over As chief Justice Robert's noted in his majority opinion ruling "And it seems to me that they have compromised their status as independent sovereigns because they are so dependent on what the Federal Government has done, they should not be surprised that the Federal Government, having attached the — they tied the strings, they shouldn’t be surprised if the Federal Government isn’t going to start pulling them.”

If the State refuses to do anything with the Exchanges or to expand Medicaid, the Federal government likely has no choice but to go back to the drawing board AND States and others will likely have basis for additional legal challenges:

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 There are no provisions for "State Partnership Exchanges" in the health care law - this entity is purely constructed by the Secretary of DHHS and therefore, likely unlawful  There are no appropriations in the law for "State Partnerships" or solely Federal exchanges - by law DHHS is required to request appropriations from the House of Representatives - which is Republican controlled  No State Obamacare Exchange Still Best Choice  http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/17969,  There are no provisions for solely Federal exchanges to either provide subsidies to individuals (a new entitlement) or to provide some logistical elements necessary to implement them  Feds Face Challenges in Launching Health Exchange http://www.nationaljournal.com/healthcare/feds-face-challenges-in-launchinghealth-exchange-20111219  Exchanges and Medicaid expansions - both State-controlled programs - are THE two conduits through which coverage, subsidies, AND penalties are primarily delivered. Without State complicity, many individuals and businesses can't have the penalties imposed on them. The IRS Illegally Expands Obamacare Tax Credits http://spectator.org/archives/2012/07/23/the-irs-illegally-expands-obam

It is a false narrative that the election was a mandate for ObamaCare
 Obamacare remains unpopular. The latest Kaiser Family Foundation poll found that only 38 percent of the public supports it Obamacare Is Still Vulnerable Now is not the time to go wobbly. http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/333040/obamacare-still-vulnerable-michael-fcannon

*E-mails and phone numbers of GOP Legislators including House Speaker Jase Bolger
and House Health Care Policy Gaines Haines
Dist rict 19 20 Name John J. Walsh Kurt Heise Party R R Location 251 CB N 0699 HOB Phone (517) 373-3920 (517) 373-3816 Email JohnWalsh@house.mi.gov KurtHeise@house.mi.gov

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PatSomerville@house.mi.gov AnthonyForlini@house.mi.gov JeffFarrington@house.mi.gov AndreaLaFontaine@house.mi.gov KenGoike@house.mi.gov PeteLund@house.mi.gov HughCrawford@house.mi.gov ChuckMoss@house.mi.gov MartyKnollenberg@house.mi.gov GailHaines@house.mi.gov EileenKowall@house.mi.gov TomMcMillin@house.mi.gov BradJacobsen@house.mi.gov CindyDenby@house.mi.gov JosephGraves@house.mi.gov MarkOuimet@house.mi.gov RickOlson@house.mi.gov DaleWZorn@house.mi.gov NancyJenkins@house.mi.gov KennethKurtz@house.mi.gov MattLori@house.mi.gov MargaretOBrien@house.mi.gov JaseBolger@house.mi.gov EarlPoleski@house.mi.gov MikeShirkey@house.mi.gov BillRogers@house.mi.gov RickOutman@house.mi.gov DebShaughnessy@house.mi.gov KenYonker@house.mi.gov PeterMacGregor@house.mi.gov daveagema@house.mi.gov RoySchmidt@house.mi.gov

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ThomasHooker@house.mi.gov SharonTyler@house.mi.gov AlPscholka@house.mi.gov AricNesbitt@house.mi.gov JudGilbert@house.mi.gov KevinDaley@house.mi.gov PaulMuxlow@house.mi.gov KurtDamrow@house.mi.gov BenGlardon@house.mi.gov

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LisaLyons@house.mi.gov MikeCallton@house.mi.gov BobGenetski@house.mi.gov AmandaPrice@house.mi.gov JosephHaveman@house.mi.gov HollyHughes@house.mi.gov paulopsommer@house.mi.gov kennethhorn@house.mi.gov JoelJohnson@house.mi.gov JimStamas@house.mi.gov KevinCotter@house.mi.gov JonBumstead@house.mi.gov RayFranz@house.mi.gov PhilPotvin@house.mi.gov BruceRendon@house.mi.gov WayneSchmidt@house.mi.gov GregMacMaster@house.mi.gov PeterPettalia@house.mi.gov FrankFoster@house.mi.gov EdMcBroom@house.mi.gov MattHuuki@house.mi.gov

(517) 373-7317 (517) 373-0825 (517) 373-1747 (517) 373-3817 (517) 373-1766 (517) (517) (517) (517) (517) 373-0829 373-0833 373-2629 373-0156 373-0850

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