Monthly Archives February 2014

ALEC Could Be Blocking Arkansans From The Legislative Process – Part I

ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council) politicians could be blocking Arkansans from the legislative process.  Are you aware that approximately 2,000 – 3,000 bills are generated EACH LEGISLATIVE SESSION in our Arkansas legislature?  An example of blocking the legislative process would be how ALEC has strategicly placed their Chair members as heads over certain committees which are […]

ALEC Behind the Scenes in the Arkansas Legislature

American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is a legislation bill mill.  Corporations fund almost all of ALEC operations.  Through ALEC, the corporations deliver to the state legislators model legislation that will benefit the corporations’ bottom line.  Click here for the ALEC corporate members.  The ALEC corporations’ members also provide large sums of money to the legislators in […]

Beware of the Health Care Overhaul – More on the Private Option / Medicaid Expansion

The Medicare version of a Private Option Here’s a little basic information before we get into the nuts and bolts. There are four parts to Medicare: A  (Hospital Coverage) B  (Doctor Coverage) D  (Prescription Drug Coverage) What letter is missing?  C.  Medicare Part C is your Part A, B, and D coverage all rolled into […]

The Debacle of the Arkansas Private Option / Medicaid Expansion

We Need More Transparency in Arkansas Government  In Arkansas, who rules?  The people or ALEC corporations?  ALEC stands for American Legislative Exchange Council, an organization that writes legislation for state and federal legislators.  Funded by corporations, ALEC corporate lobbyists and state legislators hold secret ALEC meetings and vote as equals on ‘model bills’.  Corporations fund almost […]

HIGH ALERT: American Legislative Exchange Council and Medicaid Expansion in Arkansas

It appears that the Republican legislators are getting their marching orders from ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council).  See here.  This is taken directly from their model legislation:    Model Policy WHEREAS, Only {insert number} states have governors and legislatures in agreement to optionally expand Medicaid up to all persons earning up to one hundred thirty-eight percent (138%) of the […]

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