State Senator Not Happy with 'Obama Care'

By: Tim Elliott Email
By: Tim Elliott Email

State senator Harri Anne smith says she and many other wiregrass residents aren't happy with the recent passage of President Obama’s health care plan.

So she and several other republican senators decided to do something about it.

They've proposed a bill to the state senate that would prohibit any person, employer or healthcare provider from being forced participate in any healthcare system.

This constitutional amendment is similar to what had been considered in 38 other states.

“People in the wiregrass are mad about that issue and they want the state to try and stand up and fight against Alabama having to accept the Obama care,” said Smith.

The state senate overwhelming passed the bill Thursday.

It’ll now go in front of the state house of representatives.


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  • by Margherite Location: Dothan on Apr 3, 2010 at 09:39 AM
    This health insurance law does nothing to address the quality of health care. Depending upon how it is implemented, it may make things worse by consolidating the stranglehold insurance companies have over what should be medical decisions. Insurance-- health, auto, and home -- requires more of my income than housing, food, and energy. Federal and state premium regulations amount to a government giveaway, reverse welfare, so insurance executives can have Porsches while we take the bus, if we're lucky enough to have a transportation system. Surely, the time, energy, and money wasted on the Congressional circus is a warning for the future -- endless hashing and rehashing of what the law means in lawsuits and appeals. Every quality engineer knows that when the development process is wrong, the product is bogus. Why can't our lawmakers learn this simple principle.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 3, 2010 at 08:19 AM
    Vote Republican in November so the Corruptocrats lose the House of Reps & Pelosi is no longer Speaker. Then chuck Obama in 2012 and repeal Obama Care in 2013. It can happen.
  • by Joe Location: Dothan on Apr 3, 2010 at 07:26 AM
    I think passing the Health Care Bill is one of the worst things our country could do, if we value the freedoms our people have fought for. However, one question, does not Federal Law trump any State Law?
  • by Elaine Location: Ozark on Apr 3, 2010 at 02:42 AM
    when did we become a country ruled by dictatores? It has been a gradual process. starting at least 30 years ago. Dose not our Costitution stand for any thing? With this administration it appers not.
  • by BRIAN Location: Dothan on Apr 2, 2010 at 07:03 PM
    I am sure there are many people angry and somewhat confused about the health insurance bill. However I believe it would be an exagerated statement to say Alabamians are angry about the bill. Some are but not everyone. There are some that will feel a negative impact and others that will see positive results. Those that anticipate a negative impact are probably angry. Joining them are a number of people with various grievences about issues not even related to health care. I feel confident when I say there are many people that recognize that the cost of health insurance has been a growing crisis and needed to be addressed. I am skeptical of some measures in the bill but I am not buying into the "sky is falling" political retoric. I pray that ultimately sane reasoning will prevail over radicalism and self interest so that at the end of the day we as a country do what is the most right thing. We will see.
  • by BIG AL Location: Geneva on Apr 2, 2010 at 06:55 PM
    Move over Tricky Dicky and Slick Willy to make room for the New Worst President in U.S. history. "The results are in, and the winner is....!!!!!"
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