Monday, March 26, 2012

Tilley to speak at anti-federal health care program rally

(From Americans for Prosperity)

Missouri (AFP-MO) today announces that Steve Tilley, Speaker of the Missouri House, will join the March 27th “Hands off my Health Care” rally at 11:30 AM at the Missouri Capitol. Other speakers will include Dr. Milton Wolf, practicing physician and President Obama’s cousin, Lt. Governor Kinder, and other members of the state legislature.

“We are very happy that Representative Tilley is joining our rally and making clear his support for health care freedom” said Patrick Werner, State Director for AFP.   “We hope his presence will encourage the rest of the Missouri House to quickly pass SB 464 and help prevent Obama's health care takeover from coming to Missouri.”  
The Missouri House will hold a hearing at 12 PM on SB 464, legislation which would require statutory authorization and submit for voter approval any proposal to implement a health insurance exchange in Missouri.

“Now, as the Supreme Court hears oral arguments on the constitutionality of Obamacare, Missourians will gather one more time to let their voices be heard,” Werner explained.
The Missouri Hands off My Health Care rally is being held in conjunction with a rally at the U.S. Capitol, organized by Americans for Prosperity. The rally at the U.S. Capitol will be simulcast at the Missouri rally. After the rally AFP-MO will lead attendees to the capitol to lobby their legislators in support of SB 464, legislation which would prevent Missouri from implementing a health care exchange without statutory authorization and submitting the legislation for voter approval.

Missouri was the first state in the nation to publicly reject Obamacare when the state legislature in August, 2010, overwhelmingly voted to exempt Missouri from the insurance mandate in the new health care law.   While Missouri was first in its opposition, it has not been alone. Thousands of waivers have been applied for, and awarded by the Department of Health, exempting unions and corporations from the new health care law.  

What:            Hands off My Health Care Rally
When:          11:30 AM, Tuesday, March 27th
Where:         Capitol Plaza Hotel, 
                     415 West. McCarty St. Jefferson City, MO
  • Dr. Milton Wolf, physician, medical director, and President Obama’s cousin
  • Lt. Governor Peter Kinder 
  • Senator Shane Schoeller, Speaker Pro Tem       
  • Representative Steve Tilley, Speaker of the House
  • Senator Scott Rupp, sponsor of SB 464 (prevents health care exchange in Missouri)
  • Representative Keith Fredrick, orthopedic surgeon and only physician in Missouri House
  • Ed Martin, candidate for Attorney General and former Governor Blunt’s Chief of Staff
  • Bill Randels, candidate for governor, lawyer, and law school classmate of President Obama
  • Dave Spence, candidate for governor, entrepreneur, and businessman
  • John Brunner, candidate for U.S. Senate
  • William Federer, historian, author and nationally-known speaker
  • Elise Kostial, founder of Concerned Young Women for America of Missouri
The event is open to the public and media are invited.
Rally Cosponsors:
  • The Capitol Tea Party (Jefferson City)
  • Cape County Tea Party
  • Concerned Woman of America – Missouri
  • Cornerstone Conservative Coalition
  • Franklin Countywide Republican Club
  • K & N Patriots – Charles County
  • Missouri Conservative Coalition
  • Missouri Faith and Freedom Coalition
  • Missouri Young Republicans
  • Mizzou College Republicans
  • Organized Republican Conservatives of America (ORCA)
  • SW Missouri Conservative Network - Joplin
  • United For Missouri

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