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    Colbeck Report

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Fri Mar 22, 2013 at 02:11:50 PM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Pat Colbeck, Insurance, Obamacare, HB4111, Alternatives, 10th Amendment (all tags)

    During the lead up to yesterday's nail-biter, I reached out to some of Michigan's State Senators on the issue of HB4111.

    I was not at all surprised to find the [quite correct] position Senator Patrick Colbeck (R-7th) had taken on the issue of 4111.  His office confirmed his decision to oppose the legislation, and offered exactly what should be the next step in the effort to ensure we have not completely destroyed our ability to provide coverage for employees and families.  Especially considering the grotesque horror of Obamacare and its destructive path towards failure. They say:

    "The Senator is exploring other options with regard to potential legislative action that would offer free-market alternatives to a federal or state-federal partnership exchange so the state will have something to fall back on should the provisions of Obamacare be unmanageable or unenforceable."
    My sentiments exactly.

    Its likely that without the state capitulating, there is NO way the federal exchanges can work. The infrastructure would have to be built completely from scratch, and would be unworkable for many years. This allows the weight of such an effort to fall on itself, and no state money or resources need to be involved.  Expanding freedoms (as that statement suggests) for the insurance offerings in Michigan could do wonders.  De-regulating with safety devices built in can make a better product available and cut free some of the innovation as yet unseen.

    But until the state is willing to exercise it's 10th amendment authority, its won't happen.  All of the best efforts would make it even harder for Obamacare to work, and by "work" I mean destroy health care as we know it.

    And there are people who want that .. badly.

    I commend the Senator on his willingness to provide a fallback position for the citizens of Michigan.

    < Not Surprised | Second Amendment March >

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