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Covid & The CON

Legitimate concern over mandate made worse by the CON.

A couple of our favorite subjects collide.

Backstory: early in the summer, a group of concerned citizens presented the Oakland County Board of Commissioners with an
anti-discrimination resolution to ban medical discrimination (related to vaccine mandates) within the boundaries of the county. Several other counties in Michigan have successfully passed similar resolutions.

For months, the BOC has refused to vote on the resolution– resulting in an ever-growing attendance and public comment section at each meeting which the BOC has never experienced before.

This has been a testament to the mobilization of the people, but also the blatant disregard of local politicians to the people they represent. What is happening in Oakland County — specifically to the medical workers — is both inspiring and alarming.

This video from yesterday shows Katie Kirn, a nurse with the Henry Ford health system–one of the largest hospital systems in Michigan rightfully resisting the jab, but feeling pressure that she is likely to lose her job if she does not comply with their demands. The problem however, is that this particular industry is regulated and protected by the state in a way that requires her to take her decision a little more seriously.

Where else could she go?

End the CON – and this nonsense stops cold.

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Seems About Right

The Michigan Senate Majority Leader gives 'honest cops' a good name.

And we haven’t even started the ‘Cotton’ picking.

When we start wondering about the passage of hospital related legislation in the state senate, perhaps we simply consider the source of the new legislation to be only as old as government itself. Something as simple as power brokering through backroom deals and a few well placed donations can alter public policy.  We have seen how the $100,000 given to Jase Bolger has brought about the threat of the unthinkable changes to the Elliot Larsen Civil Rights Act.  Even now we should be looking at the reasons for our gas taxes being raised as well.

Though I disagree with bed counts and certificates of need, pushing legislation for ‘good friends’ specific projects violates the spirit of equal opportunity under the law.  Specific legislation that benefits donors as a result of donations offered, ought to be considered criminal if not already.

So when we see 2014 Senate Bill 1073 (Granting medical facility rationing exception to McLaren Health Systems Introduced by Sen. Randy Richardville (R) on September 11, 2014)  to authorize a special exception to the health care facility rationing imposed by the state’s “Certificate of Need” law?  We should be concerned.

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