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2012 Senate Bill 973: Join multi-state Health Care Compact
  1. Introduced by Sen. Jim Marleau (R) on February 16, 2012, to authorize Michigan’s entry into a multi-state health care compact. If approved by congress all federal Medicaid and Medicare funds would be block-granted to member states, and member states would be exempt from health-related federal regulations and mandates. Member states would have primary responsibility for regulation of all nonmilitary health care goods and services in their state, plus health-related social welfare programs. The bill is cosponsored by 20 out of 26 Senate Republicans, enough to ensure passage if they bring it up for a vote.
    • Referred to the Senate Health Policy Committee on February 16, 2012.
      • Reported in the Senate on March 20, 2012, with the recommendation that the bill pass.


Re: 2012 Senate Bill 973 (Join multi-state Health Care Compact)  by gregtt on December 3, 2012 
The government has been handling Medicare for years now. The CSO, with its great communication tools spends more time hiding information than addressing it. Just take a look at their internal audit findings, emails documenting such findings as using easily guessable or default passwords for server/applications passwords. In the last instance, the person who sent this email was told by the CSO to never do that again because such emails could be supoenaed by the SEC.

Re: 2012 Senate Bill 973 (Join multi-state Health Care Compact)  by opaler on October 24, 2012 
This is a very serious bill that they're voting. Are you sure that there will be people that will treat it as it is? As a virtual thing? I think that taking things too serious is not always a good thing as my dentist Nashua is saying. As a fan of video games i will try it but i don't promise anything.

Re: 2012 Senate Bill 973 (Join multi-state Health Care Compact)  by opaler on October 15, 2012 
Willamette Valley is a magical place, perfect for money saving on the fly. I used to go there with my father that worked in a nearby rehabilitation center. Those peaceful hills that are so good for making high quality wine are also excellent for helping people get over their addictions.

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