In his piece, “Obamacare created a Medicaid time bomb,” Michael Tanner of the Cato Institute exposes the grim reality underlying Obamacare’s enrollment numbers. Of the 1.6 million Americans who have enrolled so far, 1.46 million of them actually signed up for Medicaid as a result of Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion or due to individuals who were already eligible, but not enrolled. Obamacare was suppose to mean affordable health care through a private insurer, not sub par […]
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December 6, 2013
Maurice A . Thompson
Victory for Parental Rights: State Agrees to End Stand-Off with Amish Family over Forced Health Care
Official who had sought to take family’s daughter from home and force chemotherapy on her, despite parent’s earnest objections and Health Care Freedom Amendment, resigns as guardian
Family will continue to pursue alternative treatment
Columbus, OH - The 1851 Center for Constitutional Law today accepted the Resignation as Limited Guardian of a state official […]
In the fight to stop Medicaid expansion, the OLC told lawmakers that Ohio cannot count on the federal government’s promise to fully fund Medicaid expansion for three years. Governor Kasich and the legislators responsible for the Controlling Board decision to expand Medicaid ignored this wise advice at the state’s peril. It is easy to ignore reasonable warnings when someone else’s money is on the line.
Turns out U.S. House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan […]
As if the federal government forcing citizens to buy health care is not insulting enough, we now must watch the President politicize the Christmas holiday in order to turn around his failed launch of Obamacare.
The Obama administration is urging citizens to talk to their family members during holiday get-togethers about obtaining health insurance on the Obamacare exchanges.
An Organizing for Action website post states,
“This holiday season, millions of Americans have a chance to get quality, […]
We have all heard the number from the Associated Press – 4.2 million health insurance cancellation notices sent to customers in the individual market as a result of Obamacare. But that’s nothing compared to what’s to come.
Fox News reports that by next fall a second wave of cancellation notices will hit that will make the first wave look like a ripple. 50 – 100 million cancellation notices are expected beginning in October 2014 as […]
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November 26, 2013
Maurice A . Thompson
State sues to take Amish family’s daughter and force chemo on her after chemo nearly kills her and family chooses different treatment option
Columbus, OH – The 1851 Center for Constitutional Law today began representation of Andy and Anna Hershberger, parents of Sarah Hershberger, a ten year old Amish girl upon whom the State of Ohio, through Akron Children’s Hospital, seeks to force an unnecessary and potentially-deadly […]
Ohioans have heard a great deal from Governor Kasich about the need to expand Medicaid to Ohio’s low income adults. While Kasich waxed eloquent on the topic, he failed to mention that doing so would mean cutting funding to Ohio’s children, those 1.2 million poor and disabled children on Medicaid.
The Akron Beacon Journal reports that Ohio’s six pediatric hospitals may now suffer Medicaid payment reductions that were built into Governor Kasich’s original Medicaid expansion proposal. […]
President Obama and his know-it-all government planners have been foiled again – this time over their National School Lunch Program. The note below was included in the newsletter of a private Catholic grade school in Cincinnati, OH (November 21, 2013) regarding the future of their “responsibly reformed” school lunch program:
In the past year or so we have seen a significant decrease in the number of students buying lunches. Our numbers have dropped from 50% […]
First, a heart-filled thanks to the hundreds of people who showed up yesterday…given that we pay for representative government, in our opinion, we deserved more than what we got from House Republican “leadership.” The hearing did not get underway until … Continue reading →
The second hearing for HB237 is set for Wednesday, November 20 at 5:00pm in Statehouse Room 313 (same room as the first hearing). The Atrium with a video link has been requested for overflow.
From Ohioans against Common Core:
“Representative Thompson believes the primary reason HB237 is receiving a second hearing is the overwhelming support and turnout at the sponsor testimony. Our record turnout put an end to their claim that we are few in numbers. […]