To implement or not implement ObamaCare - that is the question facing every state in the nation.
Unfortunately, the State legislature is making it very difficult for you, the voters, to let them know what you think on this, or the other issues that will be coming up:
There will not be video or audio streaming of the floor debates due to the sporadic schedule of the session, said Jim Smith, director of Legislative Council. Monitors in the Capitol will provide updates, and the public can find information by going to legis.nd.gov and clicking on Special Session Quick Links.
The legislative telephone message service also won't be operational. Constituents will need to contact legislators through email or their personal phone numbers.
NDTA has suggested that instead of rushing to implement the so-call "healthcare insurance exchanges" dictated by ObamaCare,
Our friends at the
where you can quickly email state legislators on this issue.
NDTA suggests that the legislature:
1. Place a version of the Healthcare Freedom Act (constitutional amendment) on the 2012 ballot.
2. Pass legislation declaring intent to have the state control the Healthcare Exchange, but do not allocate any state dollars to set it up just yet.
Also, this afternoon at 4 p.m. on KFYR Radio out of Bismarck, we will be talking about this very issue on the "What's on your mind?" Program. Listen to that at AM 550, or online at KFYR.com.