CALIFORNIA RIGHT TO LIFE COMMITTEE, INC.
1920 Monument Blvd #309
Concord, California 94520
May 18, 2015.
- Health Care Philanthropist Marc Benioff.
- Health Care legislation and what it means.
The Sunday, May 17 edition of the Contra Costa Times carries an article on the front page of its Local News section about Marc Benioff whom they describe as a Cloud-computing pioneer, philanthropist and social justice advocate. He was featured because he was the main speaker at the UC Berkeley 2015 graduating class.
By human and utilitarian standards the multi-millionaire Benioff is a huge success. Amongst his displays of beneficence are $200 million in contributions to the UC Hospital system and Oakland Children’s Hospital. Oakland Children’s Hospital re-named itself Benioff Children’s Hospital in his honor.
His message to the graduating class was “to use the values the university instilled in them to change the world for the better.” How ironic. Oakland CH was the scene of Jahi McMath’s confrontation with Hospital demands for permission to use her body as an organ donor before she was dead, literally.
UCSF is the place where, using tax and foundation dollars, midwives were trained to perform abortions by Planned Parenthood operatives. One may wonder if the Benioff money was used for such?
On the editorial page of that same CC Times edition is an guest commentary written (one presumes) by Assemblyman Rob Bonta, (D-Oakland) chair of the Assembly Health Committee and member of the Assembly Budget and Appropriations, and popular actor Jeff Bridges, national spokesman for Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign (SOS No Kid Hungry). https://www.nokidhungry.org/the-solution. The title of the article is “Students need to start with breakfast.”
Bonta is touting his own bill, AB 1240, Pupil Nutrition, free or reduced price meals, breakfast. His bill in a hearing before his own Appropriations Committee had perceived administrative costs of more than $150,000.00 and was placed in the suspense file. All suspense file bills must be approved by May 29 or die for this term.
Bonta is using an emotional laden column to, basically, lobby the readers to encourage passage of his bill. His bill will create a state-wide school district breakfast program for every child in the state. The main agenda of this bill is to place the consumption of breakfast during class time hours, not before school as it is now set-up. The slogan is “breakfast after the bell.” Los Angeles school district, using this approach has increased breakfast participation from 30 % of students to 80% of students. This would be paid for with a combination of federal and state money. Apparently these figures imply that 80% of parents in the school district are off the hook for feeding their own kids.
The bill also provides for the inclusion of snacks during the day which would be provided by rolling food carts. Children are already getting free lunch and after school snacks in the after-school programs.
We would soon have a state in which few children eat their meals at home even in the summer. This is a part of the national, Michelle Obama endorsed Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. http://www.fns.usda.gov/tags/healthy-hunger-free-kids-act-0
Please click on these links and read the whole agenda. The state reflecting the Democrat Party model set by Congressional and US government legislative houses is taking over everyone’s nutritional needs and dietary program. 26 stakeholder groups of both state and national prominence, have endorsed this bill including the California Catholic Conference. Why them, I don’t know. I thought the church’s Bishops, liked family life…sitting around the table, saying Prayers before Meals, having family time together?
This is not the only government-as-everyone’s-nanny piece of legislation. CRLC has identified 29 California, state legislature, health bills which have as a core feature, the direct state intervention in some portion of everyone’s health from beginning to end and everything in between. The health sub=headings are: Schools(2), Newborn (1), Health/Wkforce (7). End-of-life (6), Vaccines (3), Abortion(2). Mental Health (7). At this point I will just mention the most significant bills in each category.
AB 47, State Pre-School, Kevin McCarty, (D), Sets up the state as the premier day-care provider. California Catholic Conference in support along with First 5 and several stakeholder groups. Held in Assembly Appropriations Committee.
AB1207, Makes child-care workers mandated suspected child abuse reporters as a condition of licensure. Endorsed by Child Care Health Program and Child Care Law Center.
Bill has passed to the Senate.
HEALTH AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT.
AB1149, Public Health Emergencies: Funding. Jim Wood, (D), Sets up requirements for future federal ACA funding for, possible future medical emergencies. (suspect that it is planned for forced vaccination of the populace, especially if Sen. Pan’s SB277 fails.) Passed to the Senate.
SB 323, Nurse Practitioners: Scope of Practice, Ed Hernandez. Authorizes a nurse practitioner holding a national certificate to practice without physician supervision including signing or modifying medical treatment forms. This is a part of the Affordable Care Act mandate. Endorsed by 34 stakeholders including the Family Health Council which is AKA Planned Parenthood. Passed to Assembly.
SB 407, Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program, Mike Morrell, (D), Expands midwives scope of practice in areas of perinatal care. Endorsed by Ca. Nurse-Midwives organization. Recall that they were also supporters of recent successful efforts to expand into providing some abortion services. This is another Affordable Care Act requirement. Includes Central Ca. Alliance for Health which is a part of the Covered California insurance program. This means endorsement of services to pregnant and newly parenting women by health care workers of a lesser degree of training and therefore cost efficient.
AB517, HIV/AIDs Prevention Act: Educational Material, James Gallagher ® . Original intent of providing a parental Opt-in only regarding Sexual Health Ed, it was amended and removed. Still contains strengthened mandate for parental information and obtainment of copies of class room material. Held in Assembly Appropriations.
SB277, Public Health: Vaccinations. Richard Pan, (D) Infamous and despicable destruction of parental rights in health care placing the state in authority over the amount and types of vaccines with which students, including preschoolers, will be injected. The figure of 8 vaccines stated in the original bill has been removed. Media reports claim that there are about 32 vaccines that the federal health department deems necessary to protect future generations, most required before beginning school.
∫Passed to Assembly
ELDERLY AND DISABLED
AB601, Residential Care Facilities for Elderly: Licensing. OPPOSE. Amends licensing requirements. Strengthening some requirements and relaxing others. Presents possible manipulative authority over elder care facility owners to conform or lose their license to operate. To Senate on a 66-7 floor vote.
AB637, Nora Campos, and SB19, Lois Wolk, Both deal in advancing the POLST end-of-life-care form. Assembly bill 637 has passed to the Senate Health Cmte. It seeks to exempt physicians from criminal charges regarding administration of pharmaceuticals and removal of food and water designed to produce a planned medically induced suicide.
SB19, POLST, requires establishment of a statewide POLST registry and data collection on patients.
In Senate Appropriations Suspense file until May 29.
SB128, End-of, Lois Wolk. OPPOSE. Authorizes state recognition of an end-of-life option supporting prescription induced and assisted suicide.
AB847, Mental Health: Community Based Services, Kevin Mullin. ( see also Maienschein AB 861 -Mental Health Community Services.) Aligns with federal Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 – HR 4302. Authorizes the state to apply for a federal HHS planning grant (pilot-type program) to improve community mental health services demonstration project.
“SEC. 2. This act is an urgency statute necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety within the meaning of Article IV of the Constitution and shall go into immediate effect.
There is a package of bills setting up new or expanded community sourced Mental health prototype services: AB1193, Susan Eggman, (D), Mental Health Services, AB1025, Pupil Health: Interventions Pilot Program, Tony Thurman, (D-W. Contra Costa Co), AB1194, Mental Health: Involuntary Commitment (A person deemed a danger to himself or others), AB741, Mental Health: Community Care Services.
The fate of all these bills will be determined by May 29 or the first part of June. Please visit www.leginfo.ca.gov to read the full text of each bill and determine for yourself the importance of these bills on the community, yourself and your family.
I haven’t even begun to report on the education or right-to-life type bills