More on Johnny Grant

Seth’s post, here, about the flyer going out on Johnny Grant says the Democrats are misleading voters because the law Johnny Grant voted for did require that mamograms and autism screenings be included as mandatory minimums in insurance coverage.

I’ve tracked down the audio of Senator Cecil Staton on the floor of the Senate discussing what would not be axed from the legislation. From what he said, breast cancer screenings, autism, etc. were not eliminated, contrary to what the flyer says.

I’ve extracted the audio so you can listen for yourself.

Listen here:

6 comments

  1. Bill Simon says:

    Not to be one to ever wish to throw a wrench into a discussion (hardy-har-har), but is this the Cecil Staton whose proposed remedy for the eminent domain problem was to propose a bill that actually had buried in it an allowance for a government municipality to still allow a private entity to push for eminent domain of a piece of property if they wanted?

    The answer to that is YES.

    The bigger answer is “YES. Cecil has no freakin’ clue as to what bills read and will do the bidding of whomever wants him to do the yeoman’s work to propose a bill.”

    Telling us to listen to what Cecil Staton says and using that as the basis for whether or not a bill will do what he says would be akin to listening to how Ralph Reed has a plan to restrict the use of 501(c)(3) organizations from laundering money to pay for 3rd-party subcontractors.

  2. Mad Dog says:

    If some idiot wants to use statements made during a floor debate as PROOF OF WHAT THE LAW DOES, go ahead.

    It just highlights GOP ignorance of law.

    It’s not the sales pitch, the debate, or the backslapping self congratulations.

    Its the language in the legislation and how it gets used by (in this case) insurance companies and employers.

    It has been used to cut employers cuts and employee benefits.

    This bill has not protected the average citizen or prevented the rising price of healthcare.

    The bill shifts the cost of preventive cancer screenings to the public sector from the private sector.

    Fewer cancer screenings means more aggressive cancer treatments for cancers that grew and advanced – undetected.

    It hurts everyone. Especially working families.

  3. Mad Dog says:

    And, where is the thread for Lt. Governor this morning?

    Perhaps the closest race in the state, Martin went on TV to respond to Cagles character campaign.

    Not a word on Martin? BIAS!

  4. dingleberry says:

    Hey Mad Dog,

    No one listens to you. You’re a LIBERAL democrat. You’re opinion is about as relevant as well…a LIBERAL democrat’s opinion.

    Translation: It’s not relevant.

  5. Fogle says:

    HAHA… I love Dingleberry. But seriously:

    Mad Dog,

    No one listens to you. You’re a LIBERAL democrat. You’re opinion is about as relevant as well…a LIBERAL democrat’s opinion.

    Translation: It’s not relevant.

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