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State Sen. Colbeck to Hold Town Hall on Affordable Health Care Act

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 46000 Summit Pkwy Canton MI 48188  See map

- From the office of state Sen. Patrick Colbeck (R-Canton)

Colbeck will hold a town hall meeting to discuss the impact of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (or House Resolution 3590) recently upheld as constitutional by the United States Supreme Court, and how it affects the state of Michigan and you.

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as “Obamacare,” was crafted by President Barack Obama in 2010. The federal healthcare law requires most adults not covered by an employer or government-sponsored insurance plan to maintain health insurance coverage or pay a penalty, commonly referred to as the individual mandate.

Obama told the American people that the legislation would in no way be a tax. Two weeks ago the U.S. Supreme Court upheld most provisions of the act as exactly that - a tax.

“The president claimed that this was not a tax. However, the Supreme Court decision clarified that that is exactly what this is. I respect the justices serving on the United States Supreme Court but I believe they got it wrong when they upheld Obamacare. What’s more, since everything Congress could dream of could be subject to a tax, this ruling continues the erosion of the principle of limited government,” Colbeck concluded.

The meeting will provide an opportunity to hear the lawmaker’s input on the changes and how they will affect the United States, Michigan and you. Colbeck will be available for questions from the general public and encourages all interested residents to attend.

Denise Nash July 17, 2012 at 08:11 PM
I don't know that I would trust what this tea-partier has to say about this subject. To say the least, he is coming into this with a bias against it.
Joseph McCauley July 17, 2012 at 10:43 PM
No wonder nothing gets done in Congress. If he wants limited government, let him give up his seat. These guys talk out of the sides of their mouths. Is he pushing for a part time legislature, I think not. He wouldn't want to get downsized.
Nancy Kelsey July 18, 2012 at 12:50 AM
We'll have a story up on the event tomorrow morning. I'm covering it right now.
Nancy Kelsey July 18, 2012 at 11:30 PM
Here's a story we did on the town hall. Feel free to give us your thoughts! http://northville.patch.com/articles/state-sen-colbeck-to-constituents-vote-for-those-who-will-repeal-obamacare
ConcernedParent July 19, 2012 at 01:49 AM
There is a little (cruel) irony too, for a man who gets his health benefits from state funds, to ask his constituents to fight against getting affordable health benefits for themselves.

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