Finished goal of running the distance of 2,080 miles from Lafayette, LA to Washington D.C and back!!! 339.1 miles

0.0 miles run this week.
Daily running average for the week is 0.00 miles per day.
Total amount run in the past 800 days is 2,419.1 miles.
Daily running average overall is 3.02 miles per day.

Day202 Saturday 03/19/11

ran 2.8 miles
The Health Care Compact is gaining momentum as more and more states work toward passing legislation through the House and Senate at the state level. Here is some recent progress from states uniting to fight ObamaCare.
  • In Arizona, Senate Bill 1592 has passed the full Senate and House Bill 2688 has passed the House Health and Human Services Committee.
  • In Georgia, Senate Bill 177 has passed the full Senate and House Bill 461 passed the full House on March 16.
  • In Montana, House Bill 526 passed the full House in February and passed the Senate Public Health, Welfare, and Safety Committee on March 16.
  • In Oklahoma, Senate Bill 722 passed the Senate on March 15 and was referred to House Judiciary Committee on March 17.
  • In Tennessee, Senate Bill 326 passed the Senate Government Welfare, Health, and Human Resources Committee on March 16. House Bill 369 is before the House Health Care Committee and is scheduled for a hearing on March 22.
  • In Missouri, House Bill 329 passed the Rules Committee on March 14. Floor action on the bill is expected soon. Senate Bill 367 is on its second reading in the Senate Health, Mental Health, Seniors, and Family Committee.
  • In Texas, there was a public hearing for House Bill 5 in the House Select Committee on State Sovereignty on March 17. Senate Bill 25 is in the State Affairs Committee awaiting action.
The Health Care Compact has been introduced in twelve states. In thirty-six states, citizen groups and state legislators are considering the Health Care Compact with legislative activity expected in the coming weeks.

This united goal of so many states to form the Health Care Compact is a definitive example of the expression “actions speak louder than words”. Our politicians in Washington have a lot to learn from the Representatives and Senators at state levels. Bickering words and endless contradictions are what we have in Washington with little action. As a result, states are being forced to take matters into their own hands. The message this sends to Barack Obama and Washington as a whole is a testimony to the fact that the majority of people in this country want to be left alone by the federal government and that we have little to no confidence in Washington’s ability to take on something this big.

These are two extremely informative articles about the Health Care Compact published this week. Houston Chronicle, March 17, 2011 and The Missoulian, March 14, 2011. And check out the Health Care Compact on facebook.

1,504.4 miles to go.

1 comment:

  1. The federal government will protect those who can't protect themselves. It's good to see an interest in the states to now address the healthcare problem even if it is for political reasons. The federal government will stay out of state's affairs, but if the states fail to protect its citizens then the federal government will.