The following update was received from Rafael del Castillo this morning.
One of the key organizations urging the Governor to VETO SB1274 has asked for more time to get together a veto demonstration, so we are looking at Friday, June 3, to make sure there is enough time and there are enough people. Please email me at email@example.com whether you (and friends and family) can make it to the Capitol that afternoon (6/3/11). A lot of camaraderie will be had by all!
BTW, I do have a correction about the hearings I referred to in my previous post. CCIIO (Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, which has charge over compliance) is not holding hearings about individual state laws. However, I believe that CCIIO must have a formal process which involves a 2-way discussion of the points and, as I previously said, not go hunting squirrels with an elephant gun.
On that note, the promise that I would get an audience for substantive discussions with CCIIO has NOT BEEN KEPT, and it is Wednesday. Tomorrow will be a full week.
I am urging our Congressional delegation to help ensure that the promise is made good.
I have tried hard, as you know, to reach accommodations. Those efforts have thus far been met with disdain. SB1274 is a sad chapter in legislation that should never have made it out of committee. We must bring all of our resources to bear on the Governor to do the right thing.