They.... never.... stop....
On Wednesday, March 2, the House HHS
committee exec'ed HB1690 which makes Medicaid Expansion permanent.
This is not the same bill as HB1696, which is the bill sponsored by
Lachance. This is the Democrat version.
Regardless of the committee outcome, this bill will hit the floor of
the House on Wednesday, April 9.
What's different about this bill? It puts Medicaid Expansion
in place forever. There's no out for the failure of the federal
government to launder your tax dollars back to the hospitals and
insurance companies. Instead you'll get to continue to pay an obscene
amount of federal taxes, and on top of that get stuck with seriously
higher insurance premiums or a broad-based tax such as a state income
Contact your rep (or somebody else's, for that matter) and let them know what you think of this.