Archive for Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Letter: Idiotic bill

April 16, 2013


To the editor:

Senate Bill 163? Anyone heard of it? I doubt it, but it actually passed the Kansas Senate without citizen knowledge. It is an utterly foolish bill meant to permit health insurance policies to get around the state’s coverage of things like immunizations, diabetes care and other services and treatments provided by podiatrists, pharmacists and other providers.

This bill obviously is an effort to ignore both state mandates and requirements of the federal Affordable Care Act to buy health policies through the mandated federal exchanges. People buying such policies would be duped and would have thrown their money away when they purchased these worthless policies. As Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger said, “It’s a real lack of understanding of how health insurance works.” She, incidentally, was not asked to be part of the process in drafting this idiotic bill.

This citizen deplores the incompetent GOP senators who govern us. This bill is still on the governor’s desk, begging to be signed. I would like to know the names of the senators who voted for this bill. Wouldn’t you?


tomatogrower 5 years ago

Brownback will sign it, then blame it on the legislature, so he can get reelected. But the people of Kansas aren't that stupid. Start packing now, Brownback, it will make your move so much easier.

Jim Russo 5 years ago

Perhaps the writer penned this letter before the beginning of April, because according to the legislature's website, SB 163 was "Stricken from Calendar by Rule 1507 " after moving to the House. Thus, it doesn't appeared to have made it to the governor's desk.

In addition, only one member of the Senate voted against the bill (38 ayes to 1 nay).

bearded_gnome 5 years ago

uh, a very poorly informed letter to the editor writer: according to the legislislature's website, all but one democrat state senator voted for this, along with all republicans, assuming that the one vote against it was a democrat!

now, a kansas bill allowing persons freedom against the oppression of nationalizing your body under obamacare is fine in my book indeed. but see the excerpt below:

Wed 20 Feb 2013  Senate  Final Action - Passed; Yea: 38 Nay: 1    176  Tue 19 Feb 2013  Senate  Committee of the Whole - Be passed    168 

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