Why to date are their 825 (up from 700 when this was initially posted) companies waivered out of Obama's healthcare provisions..
And it hasn’t even taken effect yet.. Do any of you have an explanation for this? Can't wait to hear from you...

The Nelson Buy-Off

Harry Reid basically bought a national healthcare vote from Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson. How? By offering Nelson our tax dollars to pay for medicade of the entire state of Nebraska. The cost will be $45 million over the next ten years...and it never ends...Nebraska will receive this sweet deal at our expense forever.

Sherrod Brown's response on healthcare

I am a bit late on posting this but this is Sherrod Brown's response to my request for him to vote no on the healthcare reform proposal.
Dear Mr. Myers:

Thank you for sharing your views on health reform.

Intersection protest

For those of you wanted to get out and enjoy the beatiful weather tommorow:) will we be doing our second intersection protest monday 4-6. We are going to consolidate to just one intersection monroe and secor. See you there, if you are coming please bring your own sign, we have a few, but not too many) we wnat to have a simply message government healthcare is not what we want, be creative and look forward to seeing you there.

park @ the walgreen's parking lot

Short notes from the House Floor

Welcome to Short Notes from October Session dates of the 128th General Assembly. This is a summary of what happened on the floor of the House in Columbus. This is not meant to be a formal summary of the bills, but meant to provide from my point of view what happened. I know that some readers may disagree with my point of view and I actually appreciate that. I love to learn about issues, study them and process them through my understanding.

Unions: No tax on 'Cadillac' health plans

Unions: No tax on 'Cadillac' health plans
By Kevin Bogardus - 10/02/09 06:11 AM ET

Organized labor is turning to House Democrats to oppose a tax on high-cost insurance plans that is under consideration to help pay for healthcare reform.

Unions are blasting the idea in the Senate Finance Committee bill, as many union members would be affected because they either have expensive insurance to cover dangerous professions or negotiated for better benefits instead of higher wages.

Dear John Letter to Ms. Kaptur

Dear Congreeswoman Kaptur,

The country I want back

The country I want back
SOME of the people who have been appearing at town hall meetings lately say they want to take back their country. Me too.

However, I am left wondering what country they want to take back.

Nothing is wrong with Canadian and British health care - just be quiet and let us force this through

District residents present Kaptur's office with 900 petitions demanding a no vote on healthcare

Residents demand she resign if she supports reform bill.

Bob Latta makes the YouTube blog answering questions on healthcare

This was posted on 8/22 but worth mentioning. Latta got the chance to answer questions on healthcare from Internet users in the following video, which was moderated by YouTube. The official YouTube blog is a major blog with Feedburner reporting over 2 million readers. This is some great exposure for Latta.

More support for a healthcare 'public option'

"Among the 1,000 Democrats, Republicans and independents surveyed on Aug. 12 and 13, 79 percent say they believe a federal government health insurance option should be available for people to buy." (more)

[edit] "...for those who can't afford or can't get private insurance."

Why is taxpayer-funded healthcare ok for Bob Latta, but not for regular Americans?

Bob Latta says taxpayer-funded healthcare is not the answer for Americans

"President Barack Obama’s bill currently before Congress is not the answer, though, Latta explained. Latta said Congress needs to determine where the health care debate should go from here."


Bob Latta on healthcare

As Congress begins its August district work period, the House of Representatives continues to debate the health care proposal introduced by the House Democrat Leadership. H.R. 3200 is a massive overhaul of our nation's health care system that will put the federal government in control of the health care of millions of Americans.

A few highlights from the first 500 pages of the 1000 page Healthcare Bill in Congress

A few highlights from the first 500 pages of the 1000 page Healthcare Bill being fast-tracked by Congress.

Take note of number 50 and number 65!!

The Children of Liberty Two Part Education Series "The Facts About Government Healthcare"

WHO: The Children of Liberty

WHAT: Two Part Education Series "The Facts about Government Healthcare "

WHEN: Monday, July 27 and Tuesday, July 28th 6:30-8:30pm

WHERE: 7/27/09- Toledo Lucas County Library (Heatherdowns Branch)
3265 Glanzman Rd. Toledo, OH 43614

7/28/09- Toledo Lucas County Library (Holland Branch)
1032 South McCord Rd. Holland, OH 43528

(please do not call library)

open letter to our nation's leadership:

I got this in an email yesterday. It was very similar to the last post that American Heartland entered on the NPR thread, so I thought it might make an interesting post.

Hart Associates nationally recognized for excellence in healthcare marketing

MAUMEE, Ohio – Hart Associates, the leading integrated marketing communications firm in Northwest Ohio, recently received eight national awards in two healthcare marketing competitions.

Ohio Republican admits GOP has no healthcare plan

From The Plum Line:

”Whoops. Rob Portman, a Republican Senate candidate in Ohio, has now admitted in an interview that the GOP doesn’t have a position on health care. Worse, he says he came to that conclusion after multiple discussions with GOP Congressional leaders about the issue.

Check out this nugget buried in a National Journal article (subscription only) about Portman:

Poll: Americans are more satisfied with Medicare than private healthcare insurance

"In a national Commonwealth Fund survey, elderly Medicare beneficiaries reported greater overall satisfaction with their health coverage, better access to care, and fewer problems paying medical bills than people covered by employer-sponsored plans. The findings bolster the argument that offering a public insurance plan similar to Medicare to the under-65 population has the potential to improve access and reduce costs."

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