February 2010

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URGENT ACTION ALERT: HB10 Vote by Senate Commerce & Labor Committee Monday

Dear Friends of Liberty,

Delegate Bob Marshall's HB10, is Virginia Healthcare Freedom Act, is on the docket to be considered by the Senate Commerce & Labor Committee in Senate Room "B" in the General Assembly building on Monday, March 1 one half hour after the senate session adjourns.

It is hard to say exactly what time to expect session to end. They adjourned shortly after 3pm yesterday but Monday - Wednesday, they adjourned around 1PM. If you can attend, I would suggest that you be there by 1:30pm. You can always watch the floor session on the screen in the Senate room or have lunch or a snack in the 6th floor cafeteria.

Here is a list of committee members:

 Saslaw (Chairman), Colgan, Miller, Y.B., Wampler, Norment, Stosch, Edwards, Watkins, Wagner, Newman, Puckett, Puller, Herring, McEachin, Deeds

If you have not already done so, please contact the members of this committee and ask for their vote in support of HB10 to report it out of committee and onto the Senate floor for a vote.

Suggested script:

Dear Senator ___________,

On January 18, 2010 I was one of approximately 2400 citizens who came to the state capitol to lobby and rally for support of Delegate Bob Marshall's HB10, the Virginia Healthcare Freedom Act.

I believe that the federal government is stepping outside its authority to mandate that each citizen of this nation purchase a federally approved health care plan. No court has ever ruled in favor of a contract entered into under duress. But if the proposed federal mandate passes, every citizen will be forced to comply or be taxed $1900 and if they don't pay, could even be sentenced to a year in jail under IRS laws.

These 2400 citizens asked Delegate Bob Marshall to provide us with a bill to protect the citizens of Virginia against this federal mandate and he answered to our call with HB10, the Virginia Healthcare Freedom Act.

Now I ask you, will you protect the rights of the citizens of our great Commonwealth by voting "yes" to HB10 when it comes up in your committee for a vote?

Sincerely,

(Your name)

Please plan to attend this very important meeting of the Senate Commerce & Labor Committee if you can.  I will be just outside Senate Room "B" with lapel stickers at 1:30pm. 

See you there!

 

Yours in liberty,

Donna Holt

 

To Congress: Support the 10th

Chris Peace (R), a delegate in Virginia's House, wrote an excellent piece in Sunday's RTD, entitled "10th Amendment Protects the People." In the simplest of terms, Peace defines Federalism and explains how we may have gotten to this place where an over-reaching federal government is finally being told to "STOP!".

Our General Assembly has chosen this legislative session to do the following:

"Reminding Congress to support the 10th Amendment: Over the past year, states around the country passed resolutions claiming sovereignty under the 10th Amendment. This movement, in nearly every state in the Union, demonstrates an imbalance and growing concern that the federal government is increasing its dominance over state policy affairs."

 I commend his editorial to you as an excellent reminder of state and federal roles. As well, he highlights various legislative efforts that we have championed here on this blog:  HB10 - Healthcare Freedom Act, HB69 - Firearms Freedom Act, among others....

Action Alert: HB69, Virginia Firearms Freedom Act

Dear Friends of Liberty,

Delegate Carrico's HB69 has been assigned to the Senate Courts of Justice Committee.

Here is a list of the members of that committee:

Senator Henry L. Marsh III (D) - Chairman
Senator Richard L. Saslaw (D)
Senator Frederick M. Quayle (R)
Senator Thomas K. Norment, Jr. (R)
Senator Janet D. Howell (D)
Senator L. Louise Lucas (D)
Senator John S. Edwards (D)
Senator W. Roscoe Reynolds (D)
Senator Linda T. Puller (D)
Senator Mark D. Obenshain (R)
Senator Ryan T. McDougle (R)
Senator R. Creigh Deeds (D)
Senator Robert Hurt (R) - Co-patron
Senator A. Donald McEachin (D)
Senator J. Chapman Petersen (D)

We need all hands on deck. If this bill is not reported out of committee, it dies and will not go to the floor for a vote. We have come too far to give up now.  Please contact the members of this committee and urge them to support HB69. 

Suggested script:

Dear Senator _________________,

On January 18, 2010 I was one of approximately 2400 citizens who came to the state capitol to lobby and rally for support of Delegate Bill Carrico's HB69, the Virginia Firearms Freedom Act.

Opponents argue that the bill would empower terrorists, gangs or criminals to engineer super weapons with daunting powers. The truth is that such weapons requires the use of a desensitized bursting charge with the use of chemicals (TNT, Trinitrophenol, RDX...) with a fuse (set with delay to explode inside the target) and HB69 does not allow federal deregulation of high-powered super weapons.

The Virginia Firearms Freedom Act is about much more than firearms. It is a bill that will redefine the federal government's over-reaching use of the commerce clause to regulate even intrastate commerce.

Will you vote "yes" to report HB69 out of the committee in defense of the 2nd amendment rights of the citizens of Virginia? This legislation will effectively reassert our state's rights under the 10th amendment putting commerce within the borders of the Commonwealth back in the control of the state.

Sincerely,

(Your name)

The Senate Courts of Justice Committee meets on Mondays and Wednesdays. The bill is not on the docket for Monday but could come up as soon as Wednesday, February, 24 at 2PM in Senate Room "A" of the General Assembly building.  Please be on standby and plan to attend if you can.  I will alert you the moment it is put on the docket.

Yours in liberty,

Donna Holt

 

UPDATE: The Virginia Firearms Freedom Act Passes House

 

Dear Friends of Liberty,

Congratulations Patriots! You clearly made your voices heard in the Virginia House of Delegates when you asked that they support HB69, the Virginia Firearms Freedom Act.

Moments ago, HB69 passed on the floor with a bi-partisan vote of 70 - 29.

Here is how the vote went:

YEAS--Abbitt, Alexander, Anderson, Armstrong, Athey, Barlow, Bell, Richard P., Bell, Robert B., Byron, Carrico, Cleaveland, Cline, Cole, Comstock, Cosgrove, Cox, J.A., Cox, M.K., Crockett-Stark, Dance, Edmunds, Garrett, Gear, Gilbert, Griffith, Hugo, Iaquinto, Ingram, James, Janis, Joannou, Johnson, Jones, Kilgore, Knight, Landes, Lewis, Lingamfelter, Lohr, Loupassi, Marshall, D.W., Marshall, R.G., Massie, May, Merricks, Miller, J.H., Miller, P.J., Morefield, Morgan, Nixon, Nutter, O'Bannon, Oder, Peace, Phillips, Pogge, Poindexter, Pollard, Purkey, Putney, Scott, E.T., Sherwood, Shuler, Stolle, Tata, Tyler, Villanueva, Ware, O., Ware, R.L., Wright, Mr. Speaker--70.

NAYS--Abbott, Albo, BaCote, Brink, Bulova, Carr, Ebbin, Englin, Greason, Herring, Hope, Howell, A.T., Keam, Kory, LeMunyon, McClellan, McQuinn, Morrissey, Orrock, Plum, Rust, Scott, J.M., Sickles, Spruill, Surovell, Torian, Toscano, Ward, Watts--29.

ABSTENTIONS--0.

NOT VOTING--0.

The bill will now move to the Senate.

Stay tuned for Committee or Subcommittee assignment.

Yours in liberty,
Donna Holt

 

URGENT ACTION ALERT: HB69 House Vote Today!!!

Dear Friends of Liberty,

The Virginia Firearms Freedom Act, HB69, is up for a third reading and vote by the full House TODAY! You can watch live streaming video at noon on the House floor here.

This bill would prohibit federal regulation under the commerce clause of firearms, firearm accessories, and ammunition manufactured and kept in Virginia.

Opponents argue that the bill would empower terrorists, gangs or criminals to engineer weapons with daunting firepower. Since when did laws ever prevent terrorists or criminals from the black market purchase or production of any kind of weapon?

The truth is that HB69 does not permit the deregulation of so-called super guns as the bill excludes:

1. A firearm that cannot be carried and used by one person;

2. A firearm that has a bore diameter greater than one and one-half inches and that used smokeless powder, and not black powder, as a propellant;

3. Ammunition with a projectile that explodes using an explosion of chemical energy after the projectile leaves the firearm; or

4. A firearm that discharges two or more projectiles with open activation of the trigger or other firing device.

Please contact your Delegate today and urge them to vote "yes" to HB69. If you don't know who your delegate is, you can find him/her and contact information here. If you know who your delegate is, you can find the contact information here.

Suggested script:

Dear Delegate _________________,

On January 18, 2010 I was one of approximately 2400 citizens who came to the state capitol to lobby and rally for support of Delegate Bill Carrico's HB69, the Virginia Firearms Freedom Act.

Opponents argue that the bill would empower terrorists, gangs or criminals to engineer super weapons with daunting powers.  The truth is that such weapons requires the use of a desensitized bursting charge with the use of chemicals (TNT, Trinitrophenol, RDX...) with a fuse (set with delay to explode inside the target) and HB69 does not allow federal deregulation of high-powered super weapons.

The Virginia Firearms Freedom Act is about much more than firearms. It is a bill that will redefine the federal government's over-reaching use of the commerce clause to regulate even intrastate commerce.

Will you vote "yes" to the passage of HB69 to defend the 2nd amendment rights of the citizens of Virginia.  This legislation will effectively reassert our state's rights under the 10th amendment putting commerce within the borders of the Commonwealth back in the control of the state?

Sincerely,

(Your name)

If this bill passes on the floor today, it will move to the Senate.

Thank you for your continued dedication to the VA 10th Amendment Revolution. 

Yours in liberty,

Donna Holt

 

RE: URGENT ACTION ALERT ON HB10

Dear Friends of Liberty,

No sooner than I sent the last email out, HB10 was reassigned to the Senate Commerce & Trade Committee.

Either you are REALLY fast on the draw or they realized their mistake and fixed it. While I have no doubt you are always fast on the draw, I gather they realized their mistake and reassigned the bill to the appropriate committee.

That being said the action has is the same but directed to the members of the Senate Commerce and Trade Committee.

This is the list of the members of that committee:

 Saslaw (Chairman), Colgan, Miller, Y.B., Wampler, Norment, Stosch, Edwards, Watkins, Wagner, Newman, Puckett, Puller, Herring, McEachin, Deeds

Suggested script:

Dear Senator ___________,

On January 18, 2010 I was one of approximately 2400 citizens who came to the state capitol to lobby and rally for support of Delegate Bob Marshall's HB10, the Virginia Healthcare Freedom Act.

I believe that the federal government is stepping outside its authority to mandate that each citizen of this nation purchase a federally approved health care plan. No court has ever ruled in favor of a contract entered into under duress. But if the proposed federal mandate passes, every citizen will be forced to comply or be taxed $1900 and if they don't pay, could even be sentenced to a year in jail under IRS laws.

These 2400 citizens asked Delegate Bob Marshall to provide us with a bill to protect the citizens of Virginia against this federal mandate and he answered to our call with HB10, the Virginia Healthcare Freedom Act.

Now I ask you, will you protect the rights of the citizens of our great Commonwealth by voting "yes" to HB10 when it comes up in your committee for a vote?

Sincerely,

(Your name)

Thank you for your patience and for all you.

 

Yours in liberty,

Donna Holt

 

 

URGENT ACTION ALERT: HB10 Is Being Set Up to Fail in the VA Senate

Dear Friends of Liberty,

Word just came that Bob Marshall's HB10 has been assigned to the Senate Education and Health Committee. Why would this bill be assigned to Education and Health when the Senate versions were assigned to Commerce and Trade if not to stop it's passage? Can it be that no one on the Senate side wants Bob Marshall to get credit for his defense of our health care freedom? What about credit for all of your hard work on HB10 which was the first bill we came together on.

Here is the list of the members of that committee:

Houck (Chairman), Saslaw, Lucas, Howell, Quayle, Martin, Newman, Edwards, Ruff, Whipple, Blevins, Locke, Barker, Northam, Miller, J.C.

Suggested script:

Dear Senator ___________,

On January 18, 2010 I was one of approximately 2400 citizens who came to the state capitol to lobby and rally for support of Delegate Bob Marshall's HB10, the Virginia Healthcare Freedom Act. 

I believe that the federal government is stepping outside its authority to  mandate that each citizen of this nation purchase a federally approved health care plan.  No court has ever ruled in favor of a contract entered into under duress.  But if the proposed federal mandate passes, every citizen will be forced to comply or be taxed $1900 and if they don't pay, could even be sentenced to a year in jail under IRS laws.

These 2400 citizens asked Delegate Bob Marshall to provide us with a bill to protect the citizens of Virginia against this federal mandate and he answered to our call with HB10, the Virginia Healthcare Freedom Act.

Now I ask you, will you protect the rights of the citizens of our great Commonwealth by voting "yes" to HB10 when it comes up in your committee for a vote?

Sincerely,

(Your name)

We need all hands on deck.  We have come too far to compromise now.

Please contact the members of this committee TODAY!  This bill could come up in committee at the next meeting which is Thursday, February 18,2010.  Then spread the word and ask all of your friends, neighbors, family, co-workers, and social networks to do the same. 

Even though the Senate bill has passed both houses, HB10 was one of only two bills our legislative campaign was based on. 

A win for HB10 is a win for the VA 10th Amendment Revolution!!!

Yours in liberty,

Donna Holt 

 

The Senate Virginia Healthcare Freedom Act Wins in Both Houses

 

Dear Friends of Liberty,

Twenty-four hundred citizen grassroots activists made their voices heard at the state capitol bell tower on January 18th and the Virginia legislature listened.

Even before Obamacare is made federal law, the Virginia House and Senate has voted to stand up to the powers of Congress to mandate that every citizen purchase federally approved health care coverage.

Senator Jill Vogel's SB417 passed on the House floor moments ago with a vote of 66 - 29.  We expect Governor McDonnell will sign the Virginia Healthcare Freedom Act into law the moment it crosses his desk.

The House version, HB10, was passed by the full House yesterday by a vote of 72 - 26. The bill is on it's way to the Senate where it is expected to pass with bi-partisan support.  But regardless, Virginia will not have to comply with federal mandates to purchase health care insurance once Governor McDonnell signs SB417, and likely HB10, into law.

Under Obamacare, if you file your tax return and fail to offer proof that you have a policy that puts you in compliance with the law, the IRS will try to penalize you, possibly by garnishing your state tax refund. If you live in Virginia, you will have the Commonwealth in your corner. Virginia's Attorney General has vowed to challenge the feds in court should any citizen of Virginia be penalized for not purchasing federally approved health care insurance. This legislation also opens up a test case that could get ObamaCare thrown out by the U.S. Supreme Court.

We have effectively reaffirmed our position that it is "we the people" that set the course for this nation. Governments are instituted by the governed and will not be usurped on our watch.

The Virginia 10th Amendment Revolution is victorious in winning back our state's rights!!!


Yours in liberty,

Donna Holt

 

SYNOPSIS OF HR 3200 America's Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009

Permisssion to post by Campaign for Liberty Louisiana State Coordinator, Tom Rankin

SYNOPSIS OF HR 3200 America's Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009

 

The bill is a 1,017 page document broken out in three Divisions:

 

1. Division A - Affordable Health Care Choices

2. Division B - Medicare and Medicaid Improvements

3. Division C - Public Health and Workforce Development

 

 

Division A - Affordable Health Care Choices (pages 4-215)

 

This division creates a Health Insurance Exchange (HIE) with a public health insurance option along with private insurance plans.

 

The government will determine what is a qualifying plan (section (202 (d)(2)). You must be covered under a qualifying plan on January 1, 2013 or you will be automatically enrolled in the public plan (Div.A Title I Subtitle A Section 102 (a)(1)(A) page 16 lines 11-16).

 

There are NO new enrollees in private health plans after January 1, 2013 (Div. A Title I Subtitle A Section 102 (a)(1)(A) page 16 lines 11-16).

 

There is an out for the government to deny all private plans from qualifying after 2018 (Div.A Title I Subtitle A Section 102 (b)(1)(A) page 17 lines 13-19).

 

The government can disqualify any plan for not adhering to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 or any other reason the Commissioner sees fit ((Div.A Title I Subtitle A Section 102 (b)(1)(B) page 18 lines 13-17).

 

There will be a Health Benefits Advisory Committee made up of 26 members and chaired by the Surgeon General. Of the 26 members, 17 are appointed by the President. There might not be one single Medical Doctor (Div.A Title I Subtitle A Section 123 (a)(3)(A-C) and (4) pages 31-32 lines 1-25 and 1-10).

 

There is a statement that the government has the right to conduct examinations and audits of Qualifying Health Benefit Plans (QHBP) and recoup the costs involved (Div.A Title I Subtitle E Section 142 (b)(2)(B) page 43 lines 13-18). Nothing in the paragraph stipulates how infrequent these audits need to be. Therefore, the government could run private plans out of business. Once the government disqualifies a plan, you're in the public plan  (Div.A Title I Subtitle E Section 142 (d)(2)(B) page 44 lines 16-22) and (Div.A Title I Subtitle E Section 142 (d)(2)(D) page 45 lines 7-10).

 

Private Insurers are not allowed to make a profit (Div.A Title I Subtitle F Section 2714 (a) page 54 lines 1-13). This obviously will bankrupt private insurers. Each company must reinsure all retirees, their spouses and dependents (Div.A Title I Subtitle F Section 164 (a)(1) page 65 lines 14-22). This obviously will bankrupt companies.

 

The government will automatically enroll you in the public plan if you are not in a qualifying health plan (Div.A Title II Subtitle A Section 205 (b)(3)(A) pages 97-98 lines 22-25 and 1-2). [I thought this was all about choice.

 

If you have any sort of family change: marriage; divorce; new child; child completing college and now off of your insurance or move, you are automatically enrolled in the government plan (Div. A Title II Subtitle A Section 205 (b)(2)(B) pages 96-97 lines 24-25 and 1-11).

 

The public health plan has no dental coverage (Div.A Title II Subtitle B Section 221 (b)(3)(B) page 117 line 9). We're going to have "English Teeth"

 

There is a 2.5% tax on all individuals who do not get acceptable coverage (Div.A Title IV Subtitle A Section 59B (a) page 167 line 23). And Obama says there are no new taxes for this.

 

If your employer elects to not provide coverage, there is an 8% tax on wages (Div.A Title IV Subtitle A Section 412 (a) page 183 lines 17-20). If your current employer pays more than 8% now, what do you think they will do? You're going on the public plan.

 

There is a range of taxes (1%-5.4%) for people making over $350,000/year (Div.A Title IV Subtitle D Section 59C (a)(1-3) pages 197-198 lines 21-23 and 1-6). And Obama says there are no new taxes for this.

 

By 2012, there must be submitted, a study showing the savings, through 2019, generated as a result of the public health care (Div.A Title IV Subtitle D Section 59C (i)(4) page 201 lines 5-11). How could they possible predict this? The date is awfully close to Obama's next election day.

 

 

Division B - Medicare and Medicaid Improvements (pages 215-854)

 

This division discusses all of the changes to Medicare and Medicaid.

 

The public health plan will be reducing "Durable Medical Equipment" (Div. B Title I Subtitle B Part 2 Section 1131 (e)(1) page 267 lines 7-8). This means, folks, no more MRIs, CT Scans, etc. The government will arbitrarily adjust "utilization rates" on such equipment so less of them are required (Div. B Title I Subtitle B Part 2 Section 1147 (a)(1)(C) pages 273-274 lines 20-25 and 1-4).

 

No more specialty hospitals, like cancer treatment centers (Div. B Title I Subtitle B Part 2 Section 1145 (B) page 272 lines 8-25). If these specialty hospitals cannot charge a premium for their services, they will go bankrupt.

 

The government will ration the amount of time you are allowed in a hospital (Div. B Title I Subtitle C Section 1151 (a)(1) page 280 lines 15-20). Good luck infirm and elderly.

 

Physicians can no longer have ownership interest in a hospital (Div. B Title I Subtitle C Section 1156 (i)(1)(B) page 317 lines 13-20).

 

No new hospitals or expansion of existing hospitals (Div. B Title I Subtitle C Section 1156 (i)(1)(C) page 317 lines 21-25). Obviously, this is of concern and needs no further comment.

 

If any increase in hospital facilities is allowed, through exception, it can only occur at the main campus (Div. B Title I Subtitle C Section 1156 subsection (i)(2)(D) page 323 lines 15-20). Main campuses are usually located in urban areas forcing money into cities and away from rural populations. There will be studies on how to get you to go back to the cities (Div. B Title I Subtitle C Section 1157 (c)(1)(A) page 329 lines 7-9).

 

The only way a rural hospital will be allowed to increase their facilities will be after 5 years and only if they are located in a county showing a 150% population growth over the state aggregate population growth; admission rates for the hospital must be greater than other county hospitals; in a state that has less bed capacity than the national average; has a bed occupancy rate more than the state average and other conditions determined by the Secretary (Div. B Title I Subtitle C Section 1156 subsection (i)(2)(E)(i-v) pages 323-325). Seems pretty difficult to get new hospitals built, huh?

 

The public health plan fully admits there will be a lack of Physicians (Div. B Title I Subtitle C Section 1156 subsection (i)(4) page 326).

 

Pharmaceutical companies cannot make a profit (Div. B Title I Subtitle D Section 1181 (b)(1) pages 361-362 and Div. B Title VII Subtitle E Section 1742 (a)(1)(C) pages 793-794 lines 5-25 and 1-8). Obviously, without profit, there is no further research.

 

The poor, in order to get benefits without paying for them, can self-report income (Div. B Title II Subtitle A Section 1203 (a)(1) page 390 lines 12-25). No potential for fraud here!

 

ACORN will be getting grants under public health care (Div. B Title II Subtitle A Section 1222 (a)(2)(B) page 407 lines 5-9). No potential for fraud here!

 

The elderly will be counseled every five years on end-of-life issues (Div. B Title II Subtitle C Section 1223 (a)(1) pages 424-426). Good bye useless old people.

 

The state will limit the explanations needed to euthanize you (Div. B Title II Subtitle C Section 1223 (a)(1) pages 426 lines 22-24).

 

A "practitioner" who will be given the authority to turn your life support off can be a Nurse Practitioner or a Physicians Assistants (Div. B Title II Subtitle C Section 1223 (a)(1) page 428 lines 9-10 and page 429 line 13). Good bye useless old people.

 

The capital gains on your primary residence will be used to compute your income to determine your Part B income-related premium (Div. B Title II Subtitle A Section 1235 (a) page 437 lines 17-24). Suddenly, you're rich!

 

Incentives will be given to health care providers who spend less on you than originally anticipated (Div. B Title III Section 1301 (c)(1)(A) page 447 lines 19-23). No potential to deny services here.

 

Nurse Practitioners and Physicians Assistants are being elevated to the same status as Medical Doctors under the public health plan (Div. B Title III Section 1302 (a)(4)(A-B) page 461 lines 8-21 and Section 1303 (a)(3)(A)(i-ii) pages 480-481). The dumbing down of our health care.

 

Midwives get an increase in pay (Div. B Title III Section 1304 (a) page 482 lines 20-21). The dumbing down of our health care. The dumbing down of our health care.

 

There will be a commission to determine the most efficient method to provide health care and to ration care (Div. B Title IV Subtitle A Section 1401 (a)(1) pages 501-502 lines 20-21) and (Div. B Title IV Section 1304 (e)(2) page 522 lines 9-10).

 

Of the 15 members on the commission only 1 needs to be a Medical Doctor (Div. B Title IV Section 1304 (b)(3)(A-C) pages 507-509 lines 20-24; 1-25 and 1-19, inclusive).

 

The "Sunshine Provision" regarding payment for services suddenly doesn't include Nurse Practitioners or Physicians Assistants (Div. B Title IV Subtitle D Section 1128H pages 646-647 lines 15-25 and 1-12). Dissuading Medical Doctors and persuading Nurse Practitioners or Physicians Assistants. There will be fewer Medical Doctors overall (Div. B Title V Section 1501 (a) pages 659-665). How will this improve health care?

 

There will be fewer medical specialists (Div. B Title V Section 1501 pages 666-670) and (Div. B Title V Section 1501 page 674 lines 9-11). How will this improve health care?

 

There is addition funding and special emphasis on Hospice (Div. B Title V Sections 1614; 1819A and 2114 pages 691-696). Why is Hospice elevated in Obama's plan? Is the government planning on denying you advanced cancer treatments?

 

There will be a reduction in home health aides as Physicians will be required to meet with each patient face-to-face before your equipment is scripted (Div. B Title V Section 1639 pages 721-724). You know Physicians don't have this kind of time.

 

Family planning services are left to the states (Div. B Title VII Subtitle B Section 1714 page 769).

 

There is another per capita tax on self-insured health plans (Div. B Title VIII Subtitle B Section 4376 page 830 lines 2-25).

 

 

Division C - Public Health and Workforce Development (pages 855-1017)

 

This division is about training of future health care professionals.

 

Future doctors and/or nurses can no longer pick their specialties. The Secretary will pick their areas of interest based upon "needs" (Div. C Title II Part 2 Section 340H page 869 lines 21-24).

 

Primary Care Physicians and "Other Healthcare Professionals" will make up 90% of the healthcare workforce (Div. C Title II Part 2 Section 340K pages 874-875 lines 22-24 and 1-2 and Div. C Title II Part 2 Section 2213 pages 877-880 lines 14-25 and 1-23, inclusive).

 

Quotas are in full effect throughout the bill (Div. C Title II Part 2 Section 2213 (c-d)(1-3)(pages 880- 881 lines 4-23 and 1-7 and page 884 lines 4-10 and page 939 lines 16-19 and page 946 lines 3-5).

 

There will be funding for "additional health services" at schools (Div. C Title V Subtitle A Section 2501 page 994 lines 11-13). What are the "additional health services"?

 

Only unionized healthcare entities can train future nurses (Div. C Title V Subtitle D section 2531 page 1008 lines 13-16 and page 1010 lines 4-5).

 

All state, county and municipal workers are under the public health plan (Div. C Title V Subtitle E section 2541 page 1017 lines 6-19).

 

 

UPDATE: The Virginia 10th Amendment Revolution Moves Closer to Complete Vistory

 

Dear Friends of Liberty,

Del. Bob Marshall's HB10, the Virginia Healthcare Freedom Act, passed on the House floor yesterday with a bi-partisan vote of 72 - 26 and will now move to the Senate. The vote went like this:

YEAS--Abbitt, Albo, Anderson, Armstrong, Athey, Barlow, Bell, Richard P., Bell, Robert B., Byron, Carrico, Cleaveland, Cline, Cole, Comstock, Cosgrove, Cox, J.A., Cox, M.K., Crockett-Stark, Dance, Edmunds, Garrett, Gear, Gilbert, Greason, Griffith, Howell, A.T., Hugo, Iaquinto, Ingram, Janis, Joannou, Johnson, Jones, Kilgore, Knight, Landes, LeMunyon, Lewis, Lingamfelter, Lohr, Loupassi, Marshall, D.W., Marshall, R.G., Massie, May, Merricks, Miller, J.H., Miller, P.J., Morefield, Morgan, Nixon, Nutter, O'Bannon, Oder, Orrock, Peace, Phillips, Pogge, Poindexter, Purkey, Putney, Rust, Scott, E.T., Sherwood, Shuler, Stolle, Tata, Villanueva, Ward, Ware, R.L., Wright, Mr. Speaker--72.

NAYS--Abbott, Alexander, BaCote, Brink, Bulova, Carr, Ebbin, Englin, Herring, Hope, James, Keam, Kory, McClellan, McQuinn, Plum, Pollard, Scott, J.M., Sickles, Spruill, Surovell, Torian, Toscano, Tyler, Ware, O., Watts--26.

ABSTENTIONS--0.

NOT VOTING--Morrissey--1.

The Senate version of the healthcare bill had it's second reading on the House floor today with the third and final reading and vote tomorrow. You can watch streaming video of the vote tomorrow here.

The Virginia Firearms Freedom Act passed victoriously out of the Militia, Police & Public Safety Committee this morning with a bi-partisan vote of 17 - 2.  Delegates Scott and Keam were the two who voted "nay".  HB69 will now move to the House floor for a vote next week.

It goes to show that, unlike the Washington Empire, lawmakers in Virginia understand that it is their constituents who harness the power to elect them to office and know they must listen. 

Congratulations, Patriots, for a job well done!

Yours in liberty,

Donna Holt