Sunday, August 30, 2015
1012 C Street  •  Floresville, TX 78114  •  Phone: 830-216-4519  •  Fax: 830-393-3219  • 

WCN Site Search


Lost & Found

*Includes FREE photo online! mywcn.com/lostandfound

VideoLost Shih Tzu male-Golden Brown from CR 320 in Floresville If you have any information please call 210-452-1829 or 832-292-3305
Lost: Small black and white tortoise shell cat, 1-1/2 years old, since Aug. 8, Country Hills area, La Vernia, very friendly, "Cinnamon" but responds more to "Kitty," rhinestone collar with bell, shots and spayed, family loves and misses her terribly. Reward! 210-725-8082.
More Lost & Found ads ›

Help Wanted

LANDSCAPERS NEEDED - Local landscape maintenance company seeking full-time laborers looking to grow with the company. Mowing, weed-eating, edging, trimming, etc. Must have experience and transportation to/from work. Serious inquiries call/email now, 210-215-6476 or maintenance@t-scapes.com.
Little Pirates Learning Center is hiring full-time and part-time positions, must be 18 years old, have a high school diploma or GED, experience in child care is preferred. Call Heather at 830-484-2650 or come by the daycare at 308 Sutherland Ave. in Poth to fill out an application.
More Help Wanted ads ›

Featured Videos





Video Vault ›

Commentaries


Statement on federal threats to Texas’ Women’s Health Program




E-Mail this Story to a Friend
Print this Story

Disclaimer:
The author of this entry is responsible for this content, which is not edited by the Wilson County News or wilsoncountynews.com.
March 1, 2012 | 2,152 views | 2 comments

Statement by The Honorable Arlene Wohlgemuth, Executive Director and Director of TPPF’s Center for Health Care Policy:

“The federal government’s proposed denial of Medicaid funds to the Texas Women’s Health Program threatens state sovereignty and the rule of law. Nothing in the federal Medicaid statutes prevents states from imposing their own requirements for qualified providers in addition to federal requirements. Indeed, the courts have long recognized this.

“Despite decades of precedent, the federal government has now discovered a new requirement limiting the ability of Texas to choose which providers qualify for its own program. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ threat is an abuse of its grant-making authority -- and a violation of the Tenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

“The federal government shouldn’t be able to dictate state policy to our elected representatives, especially when the people of Texas have clearly spoken. It is the duty of state government to represent the desires of its state’s citizens. The constitution guarantees the states a republican form of government. This federal interference negates that guarantee, and infringes on the representative government of the states.”

“The Supreme Court warned long ago in United States v. Butler that unless the power of the federal government to condition federal grants was checked, it could ‘become the instrument for total subversion of the governmental powers reserved to the individual states.’ If the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is allowed to retroactively impose new conditions on federal grants after the states have accepted them, it will signal a dangerous erosion of state sovereignty, and dramatically diminish the Constitutional protections that all Americans rely upon to secure their liberties.”

The Honorable Arlene Wohlgemuth is the Executive Director and Director of the Center for Health Care Policy at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, a non-profit, free-market research institute based in Austin. She served 10 years in the Texas House of Representatives, specializing in health care issues.

The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit, free-market research institute based in Austin.
 
‹ Previous Blog Entry
 

Your Opinions and Comments

 
Rock'n chair Rambler  
Over Taxed, TX  
March 3, 2012 8:03am
 
The whole notion of State's rights or sovereignty was layed to rest in 1861 when President Lincoln refused to accept the legal secession of the southern states and sent his federal army into Virginia to put down what he deemed ... More ›

 
Elaine K.  
Floresville  
March 1, 2012 11:24am
 
New post.

Share your comment or opinion on this story!


You must be logged in to post a comment.




Not a subscriber?
Subscriber, but no password?
Forgot password?

Commentaries Archives


Commentaries
Commentaries page govtrack.us
Commentaries who represents me?
Triple R DC ExpertsHeavenly Touch homeAllstate & McBride Realtyauto chooserVoncille Bielefeld homeDrama Kids

  Copyright © 2007-2015 Wilson County News. All rights reserved. Web development by Drewa Designs.