[Nfbmo] Blind Medical Health Care update
escoulter at centurytel.net
Tue May 1 17:48:10 UTC 2012
On April 30 the House refused to accept the Senate amendments to the
appropriations bill for the Department of Social Services (HB 2011) which
contains the provision to provide Health Care for persons getting Blind
pension. Therefore a conference committee will be appointed half from the
Senate and half from the House. Rep. Silvey is the bill’s initial sponsor
so he will undoubtably be on the committee.
I spoke with Rep. Kelly’s office and two important things are happening. The
Conference committee will be appointed today. and secondly, the conference
will meet and the bill will be voted on this week by the full House and
Senate. We will not have much time to act at all once the committee is
appointed; but act we must.
Until we are able to get the list of the conference committee members
everyone should perioically check House.MO.gov and do a bill search for
HB2011 and there should be a place where members of the Conference will be
listed once the committee is formed. Email and call and have friends,
neighbors, and enemies call on our behalf.
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