Send Strings – Make the Dangers of the Early Innovator Grant Clear

Send Strings: Make the Dangers of the Early Innovator Grant Clear

Written by Kirsten – From WI 9/12 Project
Monday, 09 January 2012 00:01
Last month, I wrote about the claim of Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (OCI) that the Early Innovator Grant (EIG) Governor Walker accepted on behalf of the State of Wisconsin in February 2011 came with no strings attached.  Those who’ve been following this issue already know that the EIG has strings o’plenty.

First and foremost, acceptance of EIG funds obligates recipient states to plan and implement an Obamacare-compliant health insurance exchange. That means Wisconsin has been in the process of implementing and complying with Obamacare for at least the past year. As noted in previous articles on this site, we’ve seen the evidence.  Wisconsin’s Obamacare compliant exchange is definitely well underway…much further than most people realize.  If we don’t do something about it soon, it will indeed be too late.

Someone has taken this reality to heart and raised the matter to a creative new level.

We’re delighted.

Remember back when the Tea Party got its start–how many people put tea bags into envelopes and sent them to elected officials?  That concrete message, particularly in its sheer volume, was a powerful message. Everyone in Washington and in State Capitols around the country now knows that, while you may not like the Tea Party movement, it’s out there, and can’t be ignored.

The video below chooses a similar method for clearly messaging the EIG situation to legislators and the governor. And let’s face it: It’s about time legislators were pulled fully into this matter.  We need them to be aware and engaged.

The document for download that the video references can be accessed here. They’ve also provided an instruction sheet in their description information, so we’re providing that for you, too. We’ve talked about the EIG application guidelines that the video references. Those can be accessed here, just in case anyone wants to verify the claims made about the particular string the video highlights.

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One Response

  1. Maybe we can exchange it for the $800,000,000 of railroad funds we sent back? At least we might reach China hig speed train capability?

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