MS LEGISLATURE ACTION ALERT! CALL, FAX, EMAIL NOW!
HB 1425 PASSED THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FRIDAY AND GOES TO THE SENATE!
CONTACT YOUR SENATORS TO ASK FOR A "NO” VOTE ON HB 1425!!!
The bill goes much farther than the original intent to protect the occupational boards and their members from federal antitrust lawsuits, now allowing the Governor to independently review all rules, regulations, restraints and enforcements of each board using the least restrictive regulations with focus on promoting competition, innovation and job growth. In essence the Governor will control the occupational boards, what they do and regulate, and add another layer of bureaucratic management to everyone who is licensed, certified, or registered to practice their profession. The ability of the professionals who practice may be compromised. To review the bill, click on the following link:
House Bill 1425 actions and bill text (choose the pdf version) http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2017/pdf/history/HB/HB1425.xml
You can also see how your Representative voted (passed 61-58): http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2017/pdf/votes/house/0380010.pdf
The Clarion Ledger has an article today about this bill http://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/politics/2017/02/10/bill-put-guv-over-licencing-boards-bill-limbo/97742026/
MORE BILLS ON OUR LEGISLATIVE AGENDA MADE IT OUT OF THE HOUSE AND SENATE AND ARE MOVING AHEAD; NOW IS THE TIME TO TAKE ACTION IN THE COMMITTEES THEY WILL BE REFERRED TO AND TO MAKE CONTACTS IN THE OPPOSITE CHAMBER!!
CAN’T FIND YOUR REPRESENTATIVE OR SENATOR? THERE ARE SEVERAL LINKS AVAILABLE TO ASSIST YOU:
Want to review the content of the bills listed? Click here: http://legislature.ms.gov
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) that has extended health insurance coverage and health services to millions of Americans is at risk. In the second week of January, Congress passed a budget resolution and began the process to repeal the ACA without any replacement plan. President Trump then signed an executive order on his first day in office to encourage federal agencies to minimize the impact of the ACA.
Repeal of the ACA, including Medicaid expansion, puts 30 million Americans at risk of losing health insurance coverage in the next two years and jeopardizes access to preventive services and access to mental health and substance use disorder services for all. Protections, including coverage for people with pre-existing conditions, cannot be preserved if the ACA is repealed. ACA repeal will have devastating consequences for the health of individuals and communities, and providers and organizations that provide health care and wellness services.
NASW is working in collaboration with organizations, advocates and members to preserve the ACA and the health gains that the United States has seen since its implementation.
GO TO www.socialworkers.org FOR MORE INFORMATION ON:
Congressional Budget Office, How Repealing Portions of the Affordable Care Act Would Affect Health Insurance Coverage and Premiums
Urban Institute, Impacts of the ACA and Implications for its Repeal
CONTINUE to call, fax, and e-mail your members of Congress today to ask them to save the ACA!
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NOW IS THE TIME!! WE NEED YOU TO RENEW OR JOIN TODAY!!
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