REPOST FROM CRY LIBERTY
1. The Obamacare exchange is NOT simply an online resource for shopping insurance. It sets up new restrictions and penalties that will reduce your options. Some smaller insur
ance companies have already gone out of business — Obamacare will leave only a few huge insurace companies with monopolistic protections.
2. An exchange set up by the state does not give us control. HB609, the 2011 bill to set up a Missouri exchange included at least 40 references to federal laws or bureaucracies that dictate virtually every meaningful aspect of the exchange. Click for a marked up copy of HB609.
And here’s the Missouri First analysis of that bill.
Here are a couple of very good articles by the Cato Institute’s Michael F. Cannon pointing out the need to fight the exchange:
Call or email each Republican senator. Time is very short as they will be discussin this Friday and Saturday. Tell them the people of Missouri don’t want them to set up an Obamacare exchange any more than they want the governor to. The sentiment behind the Prop E vote applies to them, too!
(Here are the senators for whom we have public contact information. Some of the new senators don’t have published information yet.)
Dan Brown Rolla Dan.Brown@senate.mo.gov
Mike Cunningham R
Tom Dempsey St Charles firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bob Dixon Springfield bob.dixon@senate.
Edgar Emery Lamar R
Michael Kehoe Jefferson city 573-751-2076 R
Will Kraus Lees summit Will.Kraus@mail.senate.
Brad Lager Savannah email@example.com.
John Lamping St Louis 573-751-2514 R
Douglas Libla Poplar Bluff
Brian Munzlinger Williamstown 573-751-7885 R
Brian Nieves Washington Brian.Nieves@
Michael Parson Bolivar firstname.lastname@example.org
David Pearce Warrensburg david.pearce@
Ron Richard Joplin 573-751-2173 R
Gary Romine Farmington R
Scott Rupp Wentzville 573-751-1282 R
David Sater David.Sater@house.mo.gov
Robert Schaaf St Joseph email@example.com.
Kurt Schaefer Columbia kurt.schaefer@mail.
Eric Schmitt St Louis firstname.lastname@example.org R
Ryan Silvey Kansas city Ryan.Silvey@house.mo.gov
Wayne Wallingford Wayne.Wallingford@
Jay Wasson Nixa email@example.com
Here is a link to all the current phone and fax numbers for the
and State Senate
If you don’t know your State Legislator or State Senator you can enter your zip code on either page to find out.