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9/26/2006 11:53:13 AM
Home School Legal Defense Association
California--Socialized Medicine Bill Vetoed

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LEGISLATIVE NEWSFLASH
September 25, 2006

Bill: SB 840 - Socialized Medicine (State Senator Sheila Kuehl) -
Vetoed by the Governor on 9/22/06 - a Very Encouraging Victory!

HSLDA is passing on this NEWSFLASH from Roy Hanson and Jim Davis of
Family Protection Ministries (FPM).

We thank God for intervening and stopping SB 840. Your response to
our Alert on this bill with your calls, letters and prayers made a big
difference.

* SB 840 was an aggressive plan to bring socialized medicine into
California by replacing private health insurance with a mandatory
state-controlled health insurance and service delivery system for
every California resident.

* SB 840 would have forced every California resident above poverty
level to pay a state insurance premium (hidden tax), and would have
driven up the cost of health care coverage.

* SB 840 would have destroyed the current system of choices of health
care coverage and reduced the availability of health care, forcing
some families to go out of state to obtain health care.

* SB 840 would have created a new huge government bureaucracy with
the power to make life and death medical decisions, and would have
placed all final health care decisions in the hands of a single
government board and its commissioner.

* SB 840 would have set the stage for funding highly objectionable
services such as abortion, infanticide, and euthanasia.

* SB 840 would have also provided the necessary source of funding for
future legislation to be passed that would require that everyone,
including children, undergo regular mandatory psychiatric exams. The
last attempt to require regular mandatory psychiatric exams for all
Californians failed in 1999 (SB 276) in big part due to a lack of
adequate funding.

No further action is required on SB 840.

Permission given to reprint and distribute this Newsflash unaltered to
your friends, church, school, and group.

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Roy Hanson's Home Educators Legislative Phone Tree
Private & Home Educators of California
P.O. Box 730
Lincoln, CA 95648-0730
Fax: (916) 415-9470

HELP Tree Director
P.O. Box 100
Somerset, CA 95684-0100
Fax: (530) 622-4717

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homeschoolers in California.
Please show your appreciation for the work of Family Protection
Ministries by sending a generous donation to FPM at PO Box 730,
Lincoln, CA 95648-0730. All gifts are tax deductible and any gift of
$40 or more in a calendar year will ensure receipt of FPM's
Legal-Legislative
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