Join us for our monthly meeting tonight!
We will be finalizing plans for our annual Tax Day Rally, “Freedom, not Free Stuff” as well as many other items. Including our Sign Making Party on Wednesday night!
Bozeman Tea Party Meeting
Tuesday, April 9th
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Billion Chrysler Dodge Building
1 S Auto Plaza, Bozeman
(2 blocks North of Cottonwood off of Huffine Lane)
Come have some fun with us at our sign making party!
WHERE: East of the corner of Gooch Hill (Ressler’s corner) and Huffine Lane. The big blue-grey building with the Hand and Paintbrush. The big sign close to Huffine has an 8′ x 8′ yellow and white For Sale with a large address on the bottom stating “8494″
TIMELY & IMPORTANT: Oppose Medicaid Expansion Blast Motion
| After the House Human Services tabled the Governor’s Medicaid Expansion bill today, House Minority Leader, Chuck Hunter attempted a blast motion this evening. The blast motion failed by 11 votes 49-50.
However, inside sources reveal that Rep Hunter will try to blast this motion at every House session up until transmittal of revenue bills on April a5 beginning tomorrow morning.
We need you to email all the House GOP members right away and tell them to vote “No” on any blast motion on HB 590!
Below is the Target List of Legislators with email addresses; and the Draft email. Copy and paste the email addresses as well as the draft email and send it out. (Lastly, for your edification is the list of GOP House members who voted for the blast motion.)
Please Take Action tonight or as soon as possible. They can try to blast it out in the morning!
LIST OF HOUSE LEGISLATORS
Subject: Vote No on Blast Motion for HB590
Dear Representative <Last name>, ,
I am writing to urge you to vote “No” on any blast motion to get HB 590 to the House floor for second reading. After many days of deliberation and four hours of hearings, the House Human Services Committee decided to table the bill for many good reasons.
Medicaid is a failing system and expanding it will only make it worse. It will further reduce the quality of care and, by adding up to 70,000 new participants and make access to healthcare more difficult for all Montanans.
Research indicates that Medicaid results in poorer healthcare. Medicaid expansion, instead of encouraging success, will only make more people dependent on government subsidies. Young, single and healthy individuals comprise nearly half of the newly eligible Medicaid participants. Many of them are college students who have inexpensive insurance.
Despite promises for 100% federal funding for the first few years, the feds are unreliable and virtually broke.
Additionally, Montana would have to pay up to $138 million in Medicaid administration costs through 2022.
Lastly, it may drive out more Montana doctors from private practice and to hospitals.
Fix Medicaid before you expand it. Vote “No” on HB 590 blast motions.
Duane Ankney HD 43
Liz Bangerter HD 80
Christy Clark HD 17, House Majority Whip, and Vice Chair of the MT Republican Party
Pat Connell HD 87
Rob Cook HD 27
Steve Gibson HD 78
Brian Hoven HD 24
Jesse O’Hara HD 18
Ray Shaw HD 71
Jeffrey Welborn HD 72, House Majority Whip