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The 912 Project-Nebraska Message Board › Time to fire up your e-mail and stop Obamacare!!!

Time to fire up your e-mail and stop Obamacare!!!

Glen F.
user 11731625
Springfield, NE
Post #: 184
Our job is easy but ABSOLUTELY critical. Between now and Friday Gov. Heineman has asked for a flood of contacts to his office. As we said earlier, it's important for a single reason:
1. To show him that Nebraska has a strong conservative voice that will back him when he makes the decision AGAINST a State Exchange.

So FROM NOW THROUGH FRIDAY, flood his office.
· Emails give him the best documentation - dave.heineman@nebraska.gov
· Phone calls reinforce the emails, see below for the phone #’s.

He needs to receive 1,000’s or 10,000’s of emails.

Here are the Subject lines you can use for your emails:

I am against a State Exchange
NO to a State Exchange
A State Exchange will raise our taxes
A State Exchange will cut funding to Education
A State Exchange will cut funding throughout the State
A State Exchange will increase funding to Medicaid which will increase our taxes
We can’t afford tax increases due to Medicaid funding increases that will result from a State Exchange
No to a State Exchange will force the Federal government to pay for it NOT, the entire America population versus just the Nebraskans
We will NOT have any more Control with a State Exchange then a Federal Exchange
It will cost Nebraskans less with a Federal Exchange than a State Exchange


Contact and basic information are below.

First, here is the contact information for Governor Heineman:
Email: dave.heineman@nebraska.gov
Phone & Mail:
Lincoln Office/
State Capitol:
Office of the Governor
P.O. Box 94848
Lincoln, NE 68509-4848
Phone: 402-471-2244

Western Office:
Office of the Governor
4500 Avenue I
P.O. Box 1500
Scottsbluff, NE 69363-1500
Phone: 308-632-1370

"President Obama has won reelection, and his administration has asked state officials to decide by Friday, November 16, whether their state will create one of Obamacare’s health-insurance “exchanges.” States also have to decide whether to implement the law’s massive expansion of Medicaid. The correct answer to both questions remains a resounding NO to a State Exchange.
State-created exchanges mean higher taxes, fewer jobs, and less protection of religious freedom. States are better off defaulting to a federal exchange. The Medicaid expansion is likewise too costly and risky a proposition. Republican Governors Association chairman Bob McDonnell (R.,Va.) agrees, and has announced that Virginia will implement neither provision.

There are many arguments against creating exchanges.

1. STATES ARE UNDER NO OBLIGATION TO CREATE ONE!!!!
2. Operating an Obamacare exchange would be illegal in 14 states. Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah, and Virginia have enacted either statutes or constitutional amendments (or both) forbidding state employees to participate in an essential exchange function: implementing Obamacare’s individual and employer mandates.
3. Each exchange would cost its state an estimated $10 million to $100 million per year, necessitating tax increases. (Previous emails outline how it will hurt education in Nebraska by draining its funds from our budget).
4. The November 16 deadline is no more real than the “deadlines” for implementing REAL ID, which have been pushed back repeatedly since 2008.
5. States can always create an exchange later if they choose.
6. A state-created exchange is not a state-controlled exchange. All exchanges will be controlled by Washington.
7. Congress authorized no funds for federal “fallback” exchanges. So Washington may not be able to impose Exchanges on states at all.
8. The Obama administration has yet to provide crucial information that states need before they can make an informed decision.
9. Creating an exchange sets state officials up to take the blame when Obamacare increases insurance premiums and denies care to the sick. State officials won’t want their names on this disastrous mess.
10. Creating an exchange would be assisting in the creation of a “public option” that would drive domestic health-insurance carriers out of business through unfair competition.
11. Obamacare remains unpopular. The latest Kaiser Family Foundation poll found that only 38 percent of the public supports it.
12. Defaulting to a federal exchange exempts a state’s employers from the employer mandate — a tax of $2,000 per worker per year (the tax applies to companies with more than 59 employees, but for such companies that tax applies after the 30th employee, not the 59th). If all states did so, that would exempt 18 million Americans from the individual mandate’s tax of $2,085 per family of four. Avoiding those taxes improves a state’s prospects for job creation, and protects the conscience rights of employers and individuals whom the Obama administration is forcing to purchase contraceptives coverage.
13. Rejecting an exchange reduces the federal deficit. Obamacare offers its deficit-financed subsidies to private health insurers only through state-created exchanges. If all states declined, federal deficits would fall by roughly $700 billion over ten years.
14. For similar reasons, states should decline to implement Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion. The Supreme Court gave states that option. All states should exercise it.




Now is not the time to go wobbly. Obamacare is still harmful and still unpopular. The presidential election was hardly a referendum, as it pitted the first person to enact Obamacare against the second person to enact it. Since the election, many state officials are reaffirming their opposition to both implementing exchanges and expanding Medicaid.
If enough states do so, Congress will have no choice but to reopen Obamacare. With a GOP-controlled House, opponents will be in a much stronger position than they were when this harmful law was enacted."
Richard E.
Conservative_Vet
Plattsmouth, NE
Post #: 1,289
DONE!!!
Darlene E.
user 14539080
Omaha, NE
Post #: 294
Did it yesterday!
Glen F.
user 11731625
Springfield, NE
Post #: 185
Remember to thank the Governor for stopping the state exchange.
Darlene E.
user 14539080
Omaha, NE
Post #: 295
Remember to call your state legislators and tell them you do not support state and Hybrid healthcare exchanges. Gov. Branstad of Iowa letter to HHS https://governor.iowa...­
Darlene E.
user 14539080
Omaha, NE
Post #: 296


Darlene E.
user 14539080
Omaha, NE
Post #: 297
This is not over there is going to be a conference call with the governors and Biden on the concerns with state healthcare exchanges. Time to make some more phones calls and e-mails.
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