Missourians’ liberty is under attack AGAIN. This time with another Obamacare style data collection proposal at the State Capitol. The Prescription Drug Monitoring Program is being described as a program which will deter “doctor shopping” and keep prescription drugs off the streets.
SB63 sponsored by Sen. David Sater (R-District 29) and HB130 sponsored by Rep. Holly Rehder (R-District 148) are the two bills that would make Missouri participate in this national data bank, a data bank that would hold the information on Missourians prescription drugs. A Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) is not just about collecting data — it puts you under a system of government surveillance, with government computers sifting through your private data in ways human agents currently cannot do.
According to the National Survey on Drugs and Health, where non-medical use of prescription drugs is concerned, Missouri is only 0.26% (1/4 of 1%) worse, without a PDMP, than the national average, and all the other states already have PDMPs set up!
The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is all about data collection. The more they know about you, the more they will be able to control your family’s personal decisions. Instead of resisting Obamacare, a PDMP plays right into the hands of those trying to centralize power and run your life.
The last few years, federal officials have used questions about one’s mental condition as a form of back-door gun control. Veterans have particularly been victimized. Some people think the prescription drug database will facilitate claims of mental illness, leading to loss of gun rights, simply because someone has received a prescription that contains an ingredient sometimes used to treat emotional or mental illnesses.
The state of Missouri has already demonstrated that it can’t be trusted with our personal data. Remember the Department of Revenue (DOR) scandal in 2013 in which they illegally released the personal data of 163,000 conceal carry permit holders? What you may not know is that to this day the DOR is still violating other provisions of Missouri’s anti – Real ID statute, in spite of sanctions imposed on them by the General Assembly.
Some things you can do regarding SB63:
- Contact Rep. Jim Hansen’s (R-District 40) office at 573-751-4028 and tell him you are opposed to Missouri adopting the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, SB63. He is the chairman of the House Insurance Committee. His committee will hold a hearing of SB63 now that it has passed the Senate and is over in the House of Representatives.
- Contact Speaker John Diehl’s (R-District 89) office at 573-751-1544 and urge him to oppose the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, SB63.
- Contact House Floor Leader Todd Richardson’s (R-District 152) office at 573-751-4039 and tell him no to the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, SB63.
- Contact your own state representative and urge him/her to oppose the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, SB63. Click hereto find out who your state senator is as well as their contact information.
Some things you can do regarding HB130:
- Contact Sen. Doug Libla’s (R-District 24) office at 573-7514843 and tell him you are opposed to Missouri adopting the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, HB130. Sen. Libla is the chairman of the Senate Transportation, Infrastructure, and Public Safety Committee. HB130 was assigned to his committee and it will most likely be heard Wednesday, April 15 if not before. It was scheduled to be heard this Wednesday, April 8 but the hearing was cancelled.
- Contact Sen. Tom Dempsey-President Pro Tem’s (R-District 23) office at 573-751-1141 and urge him to oppose the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, HB130.
- Contact Senate Floor Leader Ron Richard’s (R-District 32) office at 573-751-2173 and tell him no to the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, HB130.
- Contact your own state representative and urge him/her to oppose the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, HB130. Click here to find out who your state representative is as well as their contact information
Please pray and ask the Lord to thwart the plans of those that would have these bills succeed.