Bad Healthcare Is A Bad Decision For Everyone (ObamaCare 2.0)
2.0 is well on it’s way here in Michigan. Instead of moving to empower
the free market and increase competition in the marketplace, House
Republican Leadership and some Michigan House Republicans are Doubling Down on ObamaCare. The package of bills will:
- Increase Government Regulation
- Increase Bureaucratic Oversight
- Require Price Controls
- Institute New Mandates
- Expand Occupational Licensure
am not surprised by the support of Democrats for increasing government
regulation, bureaucracy, price controls, and mandates. This is in
keeping with solutions put forth in ObamaCare.
I am deeply dismayed state House Republicans may surrender to Democrats on the Healthcare Issue this coming week. Will ObamaCare 2.0 be the legacy of the 2021 Michigan legislature and Speaker Wentworth’s crowning achievement?
package is slated for passage in the state house next week. Contact
your state representative immediately and urge them to oppose the 2021
House “Bipartisan” Health Care Plan (House Bills 4345 - 4359). Find
your legislator by clicking here.
Increase Cost to Job Providers ….
HB 4346 places an arbitrary $50 price cap on insurance co-pays for insulin. An estimated 225,000 Michiganders are on Insulin.
controls, mandates and drug parity laws lead to increased costs. The
Michigan Manufacturers Association points out this legislation will
increase the cost of employer-provided healthcare. That could be why
big and small businesses oppose this legislation including:
- National Federation of Independent Business
- Michigan Chamber of Commerce
- Small Business Association of Michigan
- Michigan Manufacturers Association
- Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
- Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce
Why are other life-saving drugs not capped? Per DrugReport.com the cost of 20 of the 50 most prescribed drugs in America exceeds $50 per prescription.
Further the American Action Forum reports,
the end of 2020, nearly all existing patents for insulin products will
have expired and a regulatory pathway for biosimilar insulin in the
United States will be available—changes that should facilitate downward
Free market and competition come to the rescue; so why are we wasting time and setting a dangerous precedent?
Anesthesia: A Drug Induced Coma.
Administration of anesthesia in simplest of terms: "It's a reversible coma, but it's nevertheless a coma," Emery Brown, a professor of anesthesiology at Harvard Medical School stated in the Dec. 30, 2010 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
MI State House Health Committee: Let Nurse Anesthetists Induce Your Coma.
HB 4359 would allow Nurse Anesthetists to administer anesthesia to patients without the supervision of an Anesthesiologist.
legislation has ZERO additional training requirements and ELIMINATES
physician oversight. At the same time Nurse Anesthetists are pursuing
unionization across the state. Combined with current law, HB 4359 gives
this subspecialty the best of both worlds - Independence and
A leading conservative voice Senator Pat Colbeck, when voting no on similar legislation in 2016 stated:
“If you’re concerned about the continued decrease in the quality standards in the wake of the passage of this Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare), …
about the continued push for mediocrity or good enough is good enough,
and if you want … citizens (to) have the best available services with
the most training ..., then I urge you to join me in a “No” vote” -
Senate Journal 63, page 1541, Sept. 8, 2016 on SB 1019
It is worth noting the Michigan Nurses Association who strongly supports this bill was a primary supporter of the expansion of ObamaCare in Michigan. In the 2020 general election, 96% of the MI Nurses Assoc. PAC donations went to Democrats (mostly in competitive elections).
Sounds Good (But is it really that good?)
4349 requires a hospital to post its “ChargeMaster” on its website.
Great! Transparency. However, this is already required by a federal
rule. This is important to put into law but don’t be fooled into
thinking this is a new groundbreaking requirement.
legislation increases costs, requires transparency that is already
legally required, creates new licensure requirements on a non-medical
profession, increases the cost burden on job providers, and lowers the
standard of care for patients.
Again, find your legislator by clicking here. Urge them to oppose this mostly ill conceived “bi-partisan” Health Care Plan.
President, Michigan Prosperity Project
Only by taking action can we stop this legislation. Contact your
legislator and urge their opposition.
Find your legislator by clicking here.
Do you support Increased Government Regulation?
Do you feel we should have Increased Bureaucratic Oversight?
Do you feel we should Require Healthcare Price Controls?
Should we Institute New Mandates For Healthcare?
Should we Expand Occupational Licensure?
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