Can you believe the nerve?
You all have spoken out against the "Administrative Authority" of HB1001 & SB3 and yet it seems that your elected officials are going to pass it at any cost.
Just to recap, the administrative authority portion of the bill would give the Secretary of Family & Social Services (un-elected official) the power to accept any federal policy, recommendation or law connected to Federal Medicaid funding. The Secretary can also waive any portion of the title (Family & Human Services) to accept federal funding. It has similar provisions for SNAP funding.
This is an egregious and dangerous delegation of power. Hoosiers cannot hold anyone accountable for federal overreach through this capacity, and your weak legislature couldn't be more excited by that prospect. When things go sideways and federal overreach rears its ugly head again, elected officials will be able to shrug their shoulders and say "It wasn't me. I can't control what the Secretary does."
You can go back and read some of the other blogs starting in November to watch the evolution of HB1001. I have also made "HB1001" a category so you can find all the posts easily.
Ultimately, Rep Nisly & Jacob terrified House Republicans with their Liberty amendments on SB3 so they KILLED IT.
The House and Senate Republicans conspired together to add SB3's administrative authority language BACK into HB1001 to protect House Republicans from another BAD vote on Medical Liberty.
The irony of this is all to much. When HB1001 came to the senate they removed the administrative authority portion of the bill last week, Feb. 18th! But because they knew Rep Nisly and Jacob would force the house to go on record against Medical Liberty they killed SB3 and have no choice but to do an about face and add the language back in to HB1001.
The truth is we don't have a Medical Liberty Champion in the Senate. None of the Senators are willing to go out on that limb and defy the demands of Republican leadership, so they know they can get away with this... for now.
The feedback I am getting from our followers is quite damning.. Many people messaging back are feeling as though working with the current legislature is futile. They are TIRED of their words falling on deaf ears and ready for a change of representation.
Hoosiers for Medical Liberty does not endorse, support or oppose any candidate. We are a 501c4 social welfare organization. We simply EDUCATE the people on what their elected officials are doing at the state house.
Since the inception of HB1001 in November, Hoosiers have spoken out against this language, yet your elected officials are HELL BENT on passing this language to appease Gov. Holcomb.
YOUR CALLS ARE WORKING!
Keep up the good work. Continue pressing them.
Tell them: "We are watching, adding administrative authority from SB3 back in HB1001 because the House is scared to vote on Nisly's amendment is not acceptable. We don't want this legislation. Do not pass HB1001 Amendment #4 OR HB1001. We expect Medical Liberty & will proceed with accountability. We shouldn't have to babysit you."
1. Your Senator
2. Sen. Messmer 317-232-9840
3. Sen. Doriot 317-232-9808
4. Rep Lehman 317-234-9380
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Ashley Grogg RN-MSN sharing insights, tips, and updates on Medical Liberty throughout the Hoosier state.