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Page 2A - The News Friday, July 13, 2012 ........................ Community Cabndar .............. Community Calendar is published in each issue free of charge. Deadline for publication is 5 p.m. Monday. To place an item in Community Calendar, call 903-489-0531 or fax items to 903-489-2543. Items may also be dropped off at The Malakoff News office, or emailed at malnews@ embarqmail.com. Senior Citizens dance Henderson County Senior Citizens will sponsor a country western dance from 7-9:30 p.m. July 16 at the Senior Citizens Center' on Highway 31 East in Athens. All ages are wetcomeNMusic will be provid- ed by the Highway 31 Band. i.,. Tea Party meeting The Cedar Creek Lake Tea Party will be meeting at the Dairy Queen in Seven Points at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 17. The meeting's agenda will be to have an open discussion about the recent Supreme Court de- cision on Obamacare and its implications. The up- coming runoff election on July 31 will also be dis- cussed. The public is cordially invited to attend. Dare to Go Deep VBS First United Methodist Church of Malakoff invites all children to get ready to div~ into fun at Operation Overboard: Dare to Go Deep With God Vacation Bible School. Explore and experience God's under- water universe at VBS! The fun begins July 18 and July 20 from 4-6:30 p.m. at 15irst United Methodist Church of Malakoff 107 Sot~th College, Malakoff. The adventures include regular deep sea voyages into Bible fun and creative crafts, Water science, and great music. To be a part of all the excitement at Operation Overboard: Dare to Go Deep With God, call Rev. Charles Kimble at 903-489-1467 or visit the church's website at malakoffumc.com. American Legion dinner The American Legion Auxiliary is hosting a shrimp dinner 5-7 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at the Gun Barrel City Legion Post 310~Cost is $10 and in- cludes shrimp, baked potato, S lad and dessert. Proceeds to benefit those in tile Cedar Creek Com- munity. Tire failures and tread separations are more common in summer. Many Imanufacturers scrimp on materials and manet defective tires, which may result in catastrophic roll-overs or crashes. If you or a loved one have been injured by a defective tire or in a roll-over, call us for professional insight. EXPERIENCE COUNTS Lawycr~ with morn than 1 O0 ~xs combined expertise. 1-800-460-060(3 Computers Parts Accessories Upgrades & Repairs Available J'or Service Calls MEGA MULTI.PROPERTY AUCTION Monday thru Friday a.m.-5:00 p.m. we've OON MOBILE! FRIDAY, JULY 27.10:00 am 903-489-1807 HC Democratic Chairwoman supports health care bill Editor "s Note: Thefol- District. That is one of lowing is' a press release the main reasons respon- from the Henderson sible people with critical County Democratic injuries or illnesses are Party. required to wait such a long time in emergency With rooms before they re- Texas ..... ceive treatment. health I~ I am very happy that care on ~~:= this critically important life sup- Supreme Court Decision port and upholds the hopes and ranking at Head dreams of the American the bet- People, who I believe tom of all states, Con- sincerely want those in gressman Jeb Hensarling need, as well as the more came to Chandler last fortunate among us, to Tuesday to criticize the have access to the best Affordable Care Act re- and most affordable cently upheld by the medical care available. United States Supreme I believe the Afford- Court, but offered no so- able Health Care Act will lutions of his own to im- provide fairness, require prove Texas health care. responsibility, and help Hensarling was met deliver the health care and challenged in Chan- needed by all Americans diet by Henderson Coun- in the days and years ty Democratic Party ahead. Now that the Chair Marsha Head -- a United States Supreme long time registered Court has ruled, I pray nurse and active advo- for wisdom and goodwill cate for better, more eco- from all those individu- nomical health care for als involved in imple- all people -- who voiced menting this law," Chair- her support for the Af- man Head. fordable Care Act and In response to ques- stated her disagreement tions about specific pro- with Hensarling. visions of the Affordable Democratic Chair Care Act, Congressman Head pointed out td ::! Hensarling stated that he those in attendance that ;/ had not read the 2,900 at! who legally, drive ears, i:i page bill ~nd therefore ~d ffucks in Texas are ~l could no,t,answer the required bylaw to have questions} automobile liability in- Following Hensarling's surance and that requir- Tuesday Chandler Meet- ing those who are finan- ing, Democratic Chair cially able to buy health Head said " I find it un- care insurance is only acceptable that Con- fair and certainly as im- gressman Hensarling is portant as requiring auto: paid a salary of mobile liability insur- $174,000.00 per year, ance. but cannot tell the people Marsha Head previous- in his district what is in ly affirmed her support the 2,900 page Afford- for the Supreme Court able Care Act which he decision upholding the says he plans to vote to Affordable Care Act repeal. It is further unac- when she stated, "The ceptable that Hensarling United States Supreme said at his Chandler Court has restored my Meeting that he has not faith in the Rule of Law read the Affordable Care by its decision upholding Act, now over two years President Obama's Af- after its passage in fordable Health Care March of 2010 and after Act. It is only fair that this law has been af- those who are able to firmed by a Supreme pay for insurance should Court Decision written be required to have in- by Conservative surance. Supreme Court Justice For those who are not John Roberts, who was financially able to pay appointed by Republican for insurance or pay cash President George W. for healthcare, it is, in Bush. I believe it is time my opinion, much more to vote to remove Con- economical for medical gressman Hensarling coverage to be provided from office and replace up-front by government him with someone who support, than it is for will at least read the bills poor people to receive that crone before the their medical care from U.S. Congress for con- emergency rooms, which sideration and who will is what has been happen- work for the best inter- ing in the past and what ests of all the people, not happens every day in just his wealthy friends emergency rooms all and contributors," Demo- over Congressman Hen- cratic Chair Marsha sarling's Congressional Head concluded. Congressman Hensarling vows to fight Obamacare Editor's Note." The fol- Regrettably, IPAB is lowing is an editorial by only one of 159 new fed' Congressman Jeb Hensar- eral boards, commissions ling. and programs that will soon be placed between (June j~,,~ Americans and their doc- 28) was a ~ tors, not to mention the bad day current 12,000 pages (and for free- growing) of new rules and dora. I re- mandates, none of which spect the bode well for the future of Supreme Hensarlingour health care. Court's Granting the federal decision, but I vigorously government power over disagree with its core rul- private medical decisions ing. will have dangerous rami- While the court was fications, as any health heard from (last month), care professional can con- the American people will firm. I recently met a dec- be heard from in Novem- tor in Jacksonville who ber. previously practiced medi- President Barack cine in his native Canada. Obama's health care law He told me he left be- remains something the na- cause, "The government tion cannot afford and the wouldn't allow me to give American people do not my patients the kind of want. It threatens our care I knew they needed." economy and jeopardizes To be sure, great chal- the future ofpatient-cen- lenges remain in our tered health care, and must health care system, and a be repealed before it's too great effort will be re- late. qulred by both parties to As we continue to face ensure that every Ameri- one of the worst can has the opportunity for economies since the Great patient-centered health Depression, the nonparti- care that is affordable, san Congressional Budget portable, of high quality Office predicts "Oba- and that no debilitating ill- macare" will reduce the ness will be able to wipe nation's labor supply by out a lifetime of savings. 800,000 workers. Private This means enacting economists prec]ict an co~m0n,sense measures, - c:, ,. ' even larger nationwide in a thoughtful~ step-l~y. loss of up to 2 million step manner, without re- jobs. Furthermore, a recent peating the mistakes of the Chamber of Commerce past. This means not rush- survey indicated that a ing a 2,700-page bill whopping 74 percent of through Congress, which small businesses say the We have to pass in order to law makes it more difficult discover what's inside. for them to hire new One common-sense idea workers, is medical liability reform, We cannot afford the since as much as 20 per- law. The annual survey on cent of all health care dis- employer-provided insur- pensed is "defensive medi- ance by the Kaiser Family cine" due to fear of litiga- Foundation indicates that tion, not medical necessity. average family premiums Another common-sense have increased by roughly solution is allowing Amer- $2,200 since Obamacare's icans the opportunity to passage, buy health insurance Additionally, the law across state lines. Today contains $813 billion of the same policy for the new taxes and weighs in at same individual can cost a total cost of almost $2 twice as much depending trillion. In other words, the upon the state in which he so-called Affordable Care or she resides. Act is not so affordable. Allowing seniors the op- Perhaps most ominous- tion of choosing their own ly, Obamacare -- if left Medicare policy through a intact -- will unalterably premium-support system, change the role of govern- a bipartisan idea, is yet an- ment in our society, other solution. Not only does the law After Obamacare is raid Medicare of half a eliminated, we must con- trillion dollars but it also tinue to listen to the Amer- creates a panel of 15 un- ican people and improve elected bureaucrats called health care in a way that the Independent Payment does not allow the govern- Advisory Board (IPAB) ment to undermine the pa- and empowers it to effec- tient-doctor relationship, tively ration health care to harm job creation or our seniors, economy, or hasten our It comes without any ac- bankruptcy. countability or appeals I look forward to work- process, and its decisions ing with my colleagues in can only be overturned by Congress, and a new presi- an act of Congress. dent, to achieve this goal. CHOOSE FROM 37 PROPERTIES! 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