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LETTER: McMillin Says RFRA Protects Rights Of All Hoosiers

Posted on March 28, 2015

A letter submitted by Indiana State Rep. Jud McMillin (R-Brookville)

At the Statehouse, often times we have passionate conversations and intense debates. We also receive input from countless Hoosiers about the legislation being discussed, which is great –as our citizen Legislature needs as much input as possible. However, in order for this institution to function, it is important that people receive accurate information on which to base their opinions on.

Recently, Senate Enrolled Act 101, known as the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), was passed by the General Assembly and signed into law by the governor. Almost immediately after this bill was first introduced, misinformation clouded both sides of this issue, suffocating the truth. This distortion of facts works to divide rather than unite us, and regrettably, can even prevent good public policy from passing. That is why, I would like to take this opportunity to clear up some of the confusion surrounding this legislation and provide some clarity on what this law will do and alternatively, what it will not do. But first, it is important to know a little background about RFRA.

In 1993, Congress almost unanimously passed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which former President Bill Clinton signed into law. However, four years later, the U.S. Supreme Court determined that this statute did not apply to the states. In response to this decision, many states, including Indiana’s neighbors, began passing laws similar to the federal statute. Today, there are 30 states that have adopted RFRA into law; Indiana being the 31st.

Along with the history of each law, like any issue, the best way to find the most accurate information is by going directly to the source. The same is true with legislation. I encourage anyone passionate about this issue to read the bill for yourself and conduct your own research, objectively. Unfortunately, one of the chief myths that I continue to hear is that this law allows or creates a license to discriminate. This is absolutely false. No one gets to discriminate under this law.

This law was intended to accomplish one thing: to protect the rights of everyone, regardless of their religious affiliation or lack thereof. It provides the courts with clarity to better resolve any matters that come forth regarding religious freedom, which our country was founded on and is one of the reasons why America is so great. As someone who has sworn to uphold the Constitution, I have a responsibility and it is my duty to protect those fundamental rights if they become threatened.

We have seen several examples where the government has attempted to infringe upon the religious rights of Americans, which is why this law is necessary. For instance, a group of churches in Philadelphia were facing a lawsuit from the city for trying to feed the homeless. Having the protection of RFRA, the courts ruled that the city could not bar this outreach ministry from helping those in need. It is also important to note that in the 22 years since these laws were first enacted; discrimination has never been legitimized by the courts.

In this great state and nation, we all want the same thing: the opportunity to be free from discrimination while at the same time having the opportunity to exercise our constitutional rights, which is what this law aims to achieve. While I do not expect everyone to agree on this issue, I do hope that those engaging in this discussion are using the facts and going directly to the source for information, rather than believing half-truths.

Visit www.IndianaHouseRepublicans.com for more information and to find a resource page regarding SEA 101.

GOP Measure Would Allow StatesTo Opt Out of EPA Power-Plant RULE

Washinton Examiner BY ZACK COLMAN | MARCH 24, 2015 | 12:40 PM

“We’re hoping for a vote this week, but nothing is locked in,” Portman spokeswoman Caitlin…

Senate Republicans are pushing a budget amendment that would allow states to opt out of a proposed emissions rule for existing power plants.

Under the measure from Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, which was filed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., state governors or legislatures could choose not to comply with the proposed Environmental Protection Agency regulation if they determine the policy would cause economic harm to low or fixed-income families, introduce electric reliability problems and a handful of other reasons.

“Yes, it allows states to opt out without standing in the way of states that want to participate. We’re hoping for a vote this week, but nothing is locked in,” Portman spokeswoman Caitlin Conant told the Washington Examiner in an email.

The power plant rule looks to curb electricity emissions 30 percent by 2030 and is the centerpiece of President Obama’s climate agenda. He would likely reject legislation that undercuts the rule, and Democrats also could thwart the move.

The move from McConnell is an outgrowth of his strategy to convince states against complying with the rule, which is due to be finalized by mid-summer. The tactic underscores the tough road McConnell and the rule’s opponents face nixing the regulation in Congress.

Opponents of the EPA rule, chiefly industry groups and Republicans, say the agency has dubious legal authority to call on renewable electricity adoption and improvements in customer energy efficiency. Meeting the 30-percent emissions reduction target by relying on two of the other main avenues for cuts — converting coal-fired power plants to natural gas and improving the efficiency of power plants — would likely be impossible.

McConnell’s office did not return a request for comment as to whether that approach would shield states from potential punitive action from the EPA for not complying with the rule.

Under the Clean Air Act, the EPA can impose a federal plan on the states, withdraw highway funds and make it harder to secure permits to expand industrial facilities if states refuse to cooperate.

It All Rests With This Generation

By Homeland Chief Jay Johnson
The recent six page memo concerning immigration by Homeland Chief Jay Johnson needs to be thoroughly evaluated.  The memo grants amnesty to any illegal alien who has been here as of January 1, 2014.  So it’s not just  the five million no faults the president talked about in  his executive order speech.   It’s absolutely  everybody who has been in this country illegally from 1986 to January 1, 2014.   There is no way to know for certain just how many millions are here illegally.  It could be 15, 20 or 30 million.  The border has been wide open for 29 years so there’s no telling how many.

As for the no faults, and if there are truly  no more than five million of them, that’s not an accurate number either.  Their two parents and their three or four siblings, better known as anchor babies, have to be included in the count.  That brings it up to 35 million. 5 million no faults    10 million parents   20 million anchor babies, yep anchor babies.    And the next generation,  counting children, average 5 per family,   parents  and   grandparents, will be 160 million.    10 million grandparents   25 million parents     125 million children.    And the next generation will number 775 million, three quarters of one billion.  25 million grandparents    125 million parents    625 million children.    These are the children and grandchildren of the illegal aliens having amnesty bestowed upon them now.   And that’s just counting 5 million no faults.  And the next generation will be even greater.

This does not count the one million legal immigrants the US takes in every year. Add another billion for them and the millions upon millions of their children and grandchildren and all the refugees and asylum seekers and the millions of their children and grandchildren.  Nor does it include all the millions who will continue to come here illegally because the border will never be secured with a fence after this amnesty,  nor the millions upon million of their children and grandchildren.  Nor does it count all these bring in through chain migration, nor the millions of their children and grandchildren.   Count all these plus the existing population and the United States will have more than twice, possibly three times the  population of China.   Presently China weighs in at 1.35 billion, one billion, three hundred and thirty five million.

The United States is right now at a tipping point concerning immigration and  overpopulation.   Exactly what the late Senator Barbara Jordan warned would happen if the government did not keep a tight rein on illegal and legal immigration.  Her words, ‘tight rein’.   Either those we have elected do something now to prevent the United States from becoming as  overpopulated as China and India or it will never be done.  Tomorrow is too late.

All they need is this one last amnesty.  Future generations powerless to turn it around.  It all rests on this generation.  On the shoulders of every United States citizen, every Democrat, every Republican, every Libertarian, every Independent and even every citizen with no political persuasion at all,  and on  the shoulders of those we have elected to run our government.

Common Core and UN Agenda 21: Mass Producing Green Global Serfs

Thursday, 27 March 2014

As the Obama administration, Bill Gates, the United Nations, and other forces seek to finalize the decades-old effort to nationalize — and even globalize — education by bribing and bludgeoning state governments to imposeCommon Core, one of the key agendas behind the deeply controversial standards has been largely overlooked. In essence, official UN documents and statements by top administration officials reveal a plan to transform American children, and students around the globe, into what globalists refer to as “global citizens” ready for the coming “green” and “sustainable” world order.

In recent years especially, UN reports and top world leaders have been openly boasting of their globalist plot to create a top-down, planned, and regimented society that is completely at odds with the U.S. Constitution, national sovereignty, individual liberty, God-given rights, Judeo-Christian values, and Western traditions. A major component of the scheme surrounds so-called “sustainability”and a radical UN program known as Agenda 21 encompassing virtually every facet of life. To prepare humanity for their vision, however, requires a new form of “education,” globalists admit. UNESCO calls it “Education for Sustainable Development.”

On its website, UNESCO, the self-styled global education agency, actually boasts of its plans. “The UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014) seeks to mobilize the educational resources of the world to help create a more sustainable future,” the UN outfit explains. “Many paths to sustainability … exist and are mentioned in the 40 chapters of Agenda 21, the official document of the 1992 Earth Summit. Education is one of these paths. Education alone cannot achieve a more sustainable future; however, without education and learning for sustainable development, we will not be able to reach that goal.”

Before the term “sustainability” was in vogue, the late UN Deputy Secretary General Robert Muller, the architect of UNESCO’s “World Core Curriculum,” also offered some insight into the purpose of UN-led, globalized pseudo-education. The goals: “Assisting the child in becoming an integrated individual who can deal with personal experience while seeing himself as a part of ‘the greater whole.’ In other words, promote growth of the group idea, so that group good, group understanding, group interrelations and group goodwill replace all limited, self-centered objectives, leading to group consciousness.” Put another way, smash individualism and notions of individual rights, replacing them with collectivism.

Meanwhile, actually educating children in the traditional sense — teaching them reading, writing, critical thinking, math, real history, actual science, and more — is on its way out, as globalists openly admit in official documents and all across UN websites. In its place, UNESCO, Bill Gates, the Obama administration, and other powerful globalist forces are working quietly but fiendishly to impose global education standards on humanity. Among other schemes is a UN plot known as the “World Core Curriculum” that has been in the works for decades.

(For additional information on planetary efforts to standardize schooling, please see “UN, Obama, and Gates Are Globalizing Education Via Common Core.”)

So what will children learn in the “green” world order? In a 2010 speech at a “Sustainability Summit,” Obama Education Secretary Arne Duncan offered more than a few hints. Openly proclaiming the administration’s loyalty to the globalist UN “sustainability” agenda, Duncan boasts of how the U.S. government is foisting it all on American children via the Common Core national standards and a wide range of related federal and international programs.

In fact, he said, the U.S. Department of Education “is taking a leadership role in the work of educating the next generation of green citizens and preparing them to contribute to the workforce through green jobs.” Obama’s former “Green Jobs” Czar, Van Jones, of course, was eventually forced to resign after his own words exposed him as a self-described “communist.” The notion of a centrally planned, UN-directed “green” economy and “green” world order, however, never went anywhere. As Duncan makes clear, central planners will determine what jobs citizens will have, and central planners will train them accordingly.

Of course, the unconstitutional federal education bureaucracy is not alone in the plot to transform America’s youth, Duncan continued, pointing to numerous other U.S. agencies and departments that “have made important contributions linking education and sustainability.” In the United States, like the imposition of Common Core on state governments, Duncan explained that much of the federal effort to indoctrinate young Americans into the “sustainable development” agenda is being funded by the so-called “stimulus” plan.

At the global level, the World Bank, multiple UN agencies, Big Labor, Big Business, tax-funded so-called “non-governmental organizations,” and more are all involved in harmonizing and globalizing education as well. As Duncan made clear in a separate 2010 speech to UNESCO, the Obama administration is fully on board with the planetary schemes as well. “Our goal for the coming year will be to work closely with global partners, including UNESCO, to promote qualitative improvements and system-strengthening,” he said, quoting former South African President Nelson Mandela to add that education “is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

With the Obama administration as well as the nationalization and globalization of education via Common Core, domestic efforts will only intensify as well. “Historically, the Department of Education hasn’t been doing enough in the sustainability movement,” Duncan explained in his speech, omitting the fact that the federal government has been lawlessly pushing similar schemes to transform and undermine values on U.S. schools for decades now — under Republican and Democrat presidential administrations. “Today, I promise you that we will be a committed partner in the national effort to build a more environmentally literate and responsible society.”

The new “green” world order will be imposed using federal power over schools, Duncan re-iterated in the speech. “We must advance the sustainability movement through education,” he explained, perhaps unaware that the vast majority of parents send their children to school to be educated, not to advance the sustainability movement. “We at the Education Department are energized about joining these leaders in their commitment to preparing today’s students to participate in the green economy, and to be well-educated about the science of sustainability.”

The language may sound innocent enough to those who know little or nothing about what globalists mean when they refer to “sustainability” and the “green economy.” After all, taxpayers unwittingly spent many millions of dollars on “focus groups” and “market research” to help the schemers conceal the true agenda by identifying language and terms that the public would be most likely to embrace. But what exactly is it that Duncan, UNESCO, Common Core, and the Obama administration admit they are training your children to participate in?

In essence, according to UN documents and reports, the idea is to re-structure human civilization into a centrally planned global society under the control of international institutions such as the UN — all under the guise of “sustainable development.” In fact, they say so themselves in countless reports and documents; even though, ironically enough, central planning has always and everywhere produced environmental devastation in addition to human misery.

Official UN documents show, for example, that under the “green economy” banner, literally everything about human existence must dramatically change: Lifestyles, opinions, education, health, consumption, production, agriculture, diet, law, taxation, industry, governance, and much more. “Transitioning to a green economy requires a fundamental shift in the way we think and act,” explains a 2012 UN report entitled “Working towards a Balanced and Inclusive Green Economy.” A more recent UN report, developed with help from Obama policy architect John Podesta, noted that the “worldview and behavior” of every person on Earth must be “dramatically altered.”

On the other hand, national sovereignty, individual liberty, free markets, unalienable rights, traditional values, self-government, Biblical Christianity, and more must all be pushed aside. “But our commitment has to be about even more than career pathways,” explained U.S. Education boss Duncan, sounding like a Soviet commissar claiming that schools must “prepare workers” for jobs in the new green world order. “It also has to prepare all students with the knowledge they need to be green citizens.”

To that end, Duncan continued in his speech at the “Sustainability Summit,” the Obama administration is working to “build the science of sustainability into the curriculum, starting in kindergarten and extending until the students graduate from high school.” While the Common Core standards and related establishment schemes are solidifying that in the United States, the same phenomenon is taking place at break-neck speed around the world.

At the 2012 UN “Conference on Sustainable Development” in Rio, for instance — chaired by an anti-American Chinese Communist — virtually every national government on Earth committed to do what Duncan described in the countries they rule. “We therefore resolve to improve the capacity of our education systems to prepare people to pursue sustainable development, including through enhanced teacher training, the development of curricula around sustainability, the development of training programs that prepare students for careers in fields related to sustainability,” reads the text of the final agreement, dubbed “The Future We Want.” The “we,” of course, refers to the legions of bureaucrats, dictators, presidents, and mass-murderers at the UN sustainability summit — not the public.

Traditional and classical notions of education, however, have no place in the sustainable “green” world order. In a stunning admission posted directly on UNESCO’s website in a document about the agency’s “Education for Sustainable Development” machinations, the outfit makes that abundantly clear. “Generally, more highly educated people, who have higher incomes, consume more resources than poorly educated people, who tend to have lower incomes,” the UN “toolkit” for global “sustainable” education explains. “In this case, more education increases the threat to sustainability.”

Read that sentence again, and again: More education threatens their vision of “sustainability” (as do freedom, prosperity, humans, and more). Lest there be any doubt about the purpose of Common Core, the broader globalist vision for education, and the fact that it has been burrowing its way into U.S. schools for decades, consider a 1989 speech given to the federally funded National Governor’s Association — the unaccountable D.C.-based trade group that helped develop and impose Common Core on America — by a prominent player in the “reform” movement under contract with the U.S. Department of Education.

“What is happening in America today and what is happening to Kansas in the Great Plains is not simply a chance situation in the usual winds of change. What it amounts to is a total transformation of our society,” Dr. Shirley McCune, a senior official with a little-known education outfit involved in writing national standards, told the governors. “So we have to anticipate what the future is and then move back and figure out what it is we need to do today. That’s called anticipatory socialization or the social change function of schools.” Governors applauded.

Dr. McCune, who also worked with the National Education Association, the U.S. Department of Education, and more, was not shy about sharing the long-term agenda with the nation’s governors. “You have to understand the breadth of the task that’s before us,” she continued. “You cannot think about restructuring of education without understanding that our total society is in a crisis of restructuring and you can’t get away from it … what we are facing is a total restructuring of the society.”

Some two decades after that speech, following a long series of federal and international programs to pave the way, Common Core was officially born. It was developed by establishment forces infamous for openly advocating the nationalization of schooling, with funding from prominent globalists, and using federal bribes to foist it on states. So far, some 45 state governments have imposed the poor-quality national standards in exchange for “stimulus”-funded bribes and threats.

With the ongoing globalization of education under UN and Obama administration guidance, Americans are at a crossroads. One alternative is putting a stop to it all now, withdrawing from Common Core, rejecting unconstitutional federal bribes and mandates, and restoring proper education to promote a well-educated citizenry capable of critical thinking and maintaining liberty. The other option, as globalist voices have made clear, is a “green” economy — and everything that radical vision entails. Choose wisely.

Alex Newman is a correspondent for The New American, covering economics, education, politics, and more. He can be reached at

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Harvard Profs Taste Their Own Obamacare Medicine; Don’t Like It

Bob Allen

Obamacare has come to the Harvard Profs and they are angry at having to suffer under their own “genius.”

Harvard

I know I shouldn’t laugh… I really shouldn’t. It’s simply sad, but… it provides me with at least a tiny ray of hope that perhaps… just perhaps… a few of them with finally awaken from their mental captivity to nonsense. I know… it’s a long-shot, but I can hope.

From the New York Times: “Harvard Ideas on Health Care Hit Home, Hard.”

Members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the heart of the 378-year-old university, voted overwhelmingly in November to oppose changes that would require them and thousands of other Harvard employees to pay more for health care. The university says the increases are in part a result of the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act, which many Harvard professors championed.

The faculty vote came too late to stop the cost increases from taking effect this month, and the anger on campus remains focused on questions that are agitating many workplaces: How should the burden of health costs be shared by employers and employees? If employees have to bear more of the cost, will they skimp on medically necessary care, curtail the use of less valuable services, or both?

“Harvard is a microcosm of what’s happening in health care in the country,” said David M. Cutler, a health economist at the university who was an adviser to President Obama’s 2008 campaign. But only up to a point: Professors at Harvard have until now generally avoided the higher expenses that other employers have been passing on to employees. That makes the outrage among the faculty remarkable, Mr. Cutler said, because “Harvard was and remains a very generous employer.”

This is what happens when Ivory Tower Progressive Unicorn fantasies meet the hard and unforgiving road of economic and human reality.

The Harvard faculty screams: No! We will not live in the real world! Not fair! Give us back our illusions! This reality does not match up with our academic theories and the strong delusion which drives us onward!

 

The Architect of Destruction

The Architect of Destruction
By Maureen Scott

Barack Obama appears to be a tormented man filled with resentment, anger, and disdain for anyone of an opinion or view other than his. He acts in the most hateful, spiteful, malevolent, vindictive ways in order to manipulate and maintain power and control over others. Perhaps, because, as a child, he grew up harboring an abiding bitterness toward the U.S. that was instilled in him by his family and mentors…it seems to have never left him.

It is not the color of his skin that is a problem in America .

Rather it is the blackness that fills his soul and the hollowness in his heart where there should be abiding pride and love for this country.

Think: Have we ever heard Obama speak lovingly of the U.S. or its people, with deep appreciation and genuine respect for our history, our customs, our sufferings and our blessings? Has he ever revealed that, like most patriotic Americans, he gets “goose bumps” when a band plays “The Star Spangled Banner,” (no he gets goose bumps when he hears the ”Muslim call to prayer” (his words) or sheds a tear when he hears a beautiful rendition of ” America the Beautiful?” Does his heart burst with pride when millions of American flags wave on a National holiday – or someone plays “taps” on a trumpet? Has he ever shared the admiration of the military, as we as lovers of those who keep us free, feel when soldiers march by? It is doubtful because Obama did not grow up sharing our experiences or our values. He did not sit at the knee of a Grandfather or Uncle who showed us his medals and told us about the bravery of his fellow troops as they tramped through foreign lands to keep us free. He didn’t have grandparents who told stories of suffering and then coming to America, penniless, and the opportunities they had for building a business and life for their children.

Away from this country as a young child, Obama didn’t delight in being part of America and its greatness. He wasn’t singing our patriotic songs in kindergarten, or standing on the roadside for a holiday parade and eating a hot dog, or lighting sparklers around a campfire on July 4th as fireworks exploded over head, or placing flags on the grave sites of fallen and beloved American heroes.

Rather he was separated from all of these experiences and doesn’t really understand us and what it means to be an American. He is void of the basic emotions that most feel regarding this country and insensitive to the instinctive pride we have in our national heritage. His opinions were formed by those who either envied us or wanted him to devalue the United States and the traditions and patriotism that unites us.

He has never given a speech that is filled with calm, reassuring, complimentary, heartfelt statements about all the people in the U.S. Or one that inspires us to be better and grateful and proud that in a short time our country became a leader, and a protector of many. Quite the contrary, his speeches always degenerate into mocking, ridiculing tirades as he faults our achievements as well as any critics or opposition for the sake of a laugh, or to bolster his ego. He uses his Office to threaten and create fear while demeaning and degrading any American who opposes his policies and actions. A secure leader, who has noble self-esteem and not false confidence, refrains from showing such dread of critics and displaying a cocky, haughty attitude.

Mostly, his time seems to be spent causing dissension, unrest, and anxiety among the people of America , rather than uniting us (even though he was presented to us as the “Great Uniter”). He creates chaos for the sake of keeping people separated, envious, aggrieved and ready to argue. Under his leadership Americans have been kept on edge, rather than in a state of comfort and security. He incites people to be aggressive toward, and disrespectful of, those of differing opinions. And through such behavior, Obama has lowered the standards for self-control and mature restraint to the level of street-fighting gangs, when he should be raising the bar for people to strive toward becoming more considerate, tolerant, self-disciplined, self-sustaining, and self-assured.

Not a day goes by that he is not attempting to defy our laws, remove our rights, over-ride established procedures, install controversial appointees, enact divisive mandates, and assert a dictatorial form of power.

– Never has there been a leader of this great land who used such tactics to harm and hurt the people and this country.

– Never have we had a President who spoke with a caustic, evil tongue against the citizenry rather than present himself as a soothing, calming and trustworthy force.

– Never, in this country, have we experienced how much stress one man can cause a nation of people – on a daily basis!

Obama has promoted the degeneration of peace, civility, and quality of cooperation between us. He thrives on tearing us down, rather than building us up. He is the Architect of the decline of America , and the epitome of a Demagogue.

© Maureen Scott

Maureen Scott is an ardent American patriot who was born in Pittsburgh, PA , and retired to Richmond , VA , in 2000. Free from the nine-to-five grind of writing for employers and clients, she began writing political commentary to please herself and express her convictions.

The accomplishment of which she is most proud is her volunteer work at an Army base where she looked into the eyes and hearts of the service members who protect our country.

Our Pledge of Allegiance, a military band playing the National Anthem, and the wisdom of our Founding Fathers, inspire her passion and views. Her life is guided by a firm belief that truth is the most important virtue, and that God knows what He is doing with her.

 

Federal Immigration and Nationality Act 1952

Federal Immigration and Nationality Act 1952
By: Bill Stowell

Section 8 USC 1324 (a) (1) (A) (iv) (b) (iii)

“Any person who … encourages or induces an alien to … reside … knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that such … residence is … in violation of law, shall be punished as provided violation occurs … fined under title 18 … imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both.”

Section 274 felonies under the Federal Immigration and Nationality Act, INA 274A(a) (1) (A):

A person including a group of persons, business, organization, or local government) commits a federal felony when she or he:

* assists an alien s/he should reasonably know is illegally in the U.S. or who lacks employment authorization, by transporting, sheltering, or assisting him or her to obtain employment, or
* encourages that alien to remain in the U.S. by referring him or her to an employer or by acting as employer or agent for an employer in any way, or
*knowingly assists illegal aliens due to personal convictions.

Obama has just committed xxx million felonies
http://www.uscis.gov/laws/immigration-and-nationality-acthttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immigration_and_Nationality_Act_of_1952

Hoosiers Call To Action – Common Core – The Battle Continues

HOOSIERS CALL TO ACTION

COMMON CORE – THE BATTLE CONTINUES
While many are aware that Indiana’s “new” standards are a Common Core rebrand, some may be in the dark.  Common Core lives through the newly adopted Indiana Core Standards. Our rebranded standards were approved by the Governor’s office and voted on and passed by the Education Roundtable and the State Board of Education.

Tuesday, November 18th is organization day at the State House. This is a perfect day to call our elected officials to let them know that opposition to Common Core in Indiana remains strong!  The calls we made on PARCC made a difference. They did hear us, so we need to continue to let them know we’re watching.

Please take the time to make three phone calls – one to your State Representative, one to your State Senator, and one to Governor Pence.

Politely tell them that Hoosier children across the state continue to be shackled to the Common Core, despite the passage of the repeal bill last session.  Let them know that it is THEIR job to do what is necessary to make good on the pledge that Indiana would have internationally benchmarked standards, among the highest in the nation, as we did prior to the adoption of Common Core. 

Also please let them know that it is time for Indiana to truly reclaim its sovereignty over K-12 education, by kicking the federal No Child Left Behind Waiver to the curb.  Until Indiana frees itself from the NCLB waiver, it will be the federal government who remains in control of education policy, rather than elected officials at the state level.

Please follow up with letters and emails. DON’T STOP. Keep the contacts going and ask your friends to do the same.
 
Governor Pence – (317)232-4567

IN House of Reps. – (317)232-9400

IN Senate – (317)232-9600

From the Creators of God’s Not Dead…

From the Creators of God’s Not Dead …

This past spring, a movie from Pure Flix took the heart of America by storm … and shocked the movers and shakers in Hollywood. With their ongoing commitment to Christ-centered movies that can change culture for Christ one heart at a time, the big question for Pure Flix since God’s Not Dead has been simple: what’s next?

Do You Believe?

A dozen different souls—all moving in different directions, all longing for something more. As their lives unexpectedly intersect, they each are about to discover there is power in the Cross of Christ … even if they don’t yet believe it.

Coming to theaters in the spring of 2015, DO YOU BELIEVE? is the stirring new film from the creators of God’s Not Dead. More than a movie, it’s a question we all must answer in our lifetimes: DO YOU BELIEVE?

Movie Trailer for Do You Believe

 

Anthem Canceling 30,000 Individual Health Policies for Hoosiers

IJB.com October 31, 2014 J.K. Wall

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is canceling the policies of about 30,000 Hoosiers and asking them to switch over to new health plans that comply with Obamacare’s rules.

That change could cause some customers’ premiums to spike while at the same time limiting their choices of hospitals and doctors.

For the past few months, the Indianapolis-based health insurer has been sending out notices to holders of individual insurance policies who renewed their coverage before Dec. 31, 2013. Such early renewals allowed Anthem customers to continue coverage under pre-Obamacare rules.

The Obama administration has said these so-called transitional policies can continue until as late as 2016. But an Anthem spokesman said the insurer chose to end them now due to what it perceived as modest demand.

“Because only 25 percent of our individual members renewed early, we made the business decision to not extend these non-compliant plans into 2015,” wrote Anthem spokesman Tony Felts in an email.

By contrast, about two-thirds of Anthem’s small-employer customers early-renewed their plans in 2013, and Anthem will keep those plans in place for 2015, Felts said.

Another factor, according to health insurance brokers, was that Anthem was struggling to provide customer service to both pre-Obamacare and post-Obamacare plans.

The cancellation of pre-Obamacare policies can lead to a big run-up in premiums—at least for some customers.

Obamacare required all individual insurance policies to cover a list of 10 essential health benefits and to pay for at least 60 percent of all expected medical costs. In addition, Obamacare no longer allows insurers to charge customers more or less based on their health status—other than whether they smoke.

Obamacare also requires insurers to charge their oldest customers no more than three times as much as their youngest customers. Before the law, the oldest customers were often charged five or six times more.

Anthem’s premiums for 2015 for its individual Obamacare policies will be on average 50 percent higher than its individual premiums were in 2013.

Tony Nefouse, a local health insurance broker, said most of his clients having their Anthem policies canceled are not eligible for the tax credits Obamacare makes available to low- and moderate-income households. So they are getting hit with premium increases of 15 percent to 20 percent.

“Nobody wants that,” Nefouse said. “If you’re in that middle class and you don’t qualify for tax credits, you have to make some major decisions.”

The other big change for customers having their policies canceled is that, if they remain with Anthem, their choice of doctors and hospitals will shrink. Unlike its pre-Obamacare policies, Anthem’s Obamacare policies exclude the state’s three largest hospital systems—Indiana University Health, St. Vincent Health and Franciscan Alliance—as well as many physicians.

Anthem is by far the state’s largest provider of individual insurance policies, which are sold directly to families or individuals, rather than through employers, where the majority of Hoosiers obtain health coverage.

According to filings with the Indiana Department of Insurance, Anthem has about 159,000 individual insurance customers—up nearly one-third from a year ago. About 112,000 of those customers hold Obamacare-compliant plans.

It’s not clear how many other insurers are canceling the “transitional” health plans that were early-renewed in 2013.

Minnesota-based UnitedHealthcare said it is moving fewer than 40 policyholders that have “legacy” plans over to Obamacare-compliant plans. But other than that, it is allowing its customers that early-renewed their plans in 2013 to stay on them for 2015.

“We are not canceling anyone’s coverage and no one currently covered by a UnitedHealthcare individual and family plan in Indiana is losing their coverage in 2015,” wrote UnitedHealthcare spokeswoman Ellen Laden in an email.

A year ago, it encouraged its policyholders to renew early because UnitedHealthcare exited the Indiana individual market for 2014. But now UnitedHealthcare is coming back, offering Obamacare-compliant plans on the Obamacare exchange and off the exchange.

UnitedHealthcare has about 16,000 individual customers, according to its filings with the Indiana Insurance Department.

In addition, New York-based Assurant Inc. said it will allow some of its roughly 12,000 Indiana customers to remain in their pre-Obamacare plans until 2016.