Rep. Tony Lovasco (MO-64) @tonylovasco
It’s unfortunate how many people think saying “Lincoln was reprehensible” equals some kind of support for the Confederacy, especially given the context of my tweet.
It’s quite possible to point out that neither Lincoln nor Lee where good people deserving of honor. 1:33 PM · Sep 9, 2021
Representative Mary Elizabeth Coleman (r) [2019 file photo].
The architects of #hb126 are confident the 8th cir will uphold #MissouriStandsForTheUnborn. We commit that we will take advantage of every opportunity to ensure Missouri’s unborn receive the same protection as babies in Texas @NickBSchroer @adamSchnelting @Koenig4MO @elijahhaahr 6:55 AM · Sep 3, 2021
Some of the comments:
What is your plan for all of these unwanted babies? Does Betsy Devos need some new product to sell?
A modest proposal.
You have no concern for these “babies.” We are not fools.
What would stop you? Even when we vote on things in this state the extreme right blatantly disregards it. So what’s the point. Do whatever you want.
What are you doing for living children? I’ll wait.
Y’all are begging for backlash. Good
Aunt Lydia, will you make sure our kids are fed once they’re out of the womb? [….]
Why do you hate women and want to hurt born children?
You must take great pleasure putting your boot in the neck of young women. The Aunt Lydia of Missouri.
Don’t let anyone tell you this is about abortion! It is anti-intellectualism at its core. Terrorize and intimidate the doctors, scientists, teachers is the fascist playbook. If this were about stopping abortion, the conversation would be about birth control and sex education.
What about the born? History books won’t mention you by name because you aren’t significant, but your movement will be treated harshly. You represent everything that is wrong with our society, enjoy being lumped in with Prohibitionist and other quack groups, ya zealot.
You’re all horrible people and gigantic, embarrassing hypocrites. If you care so much about the unborn, you should try giving a shit about them after they’re born by working to prevent gun violence and poverty. How about not destroying public education?
They consider that a feature, not a bug.
You are an embarrassment and a shame to all women and all Missourians. You are one sad, sick individual if you put clumps of cells before living, breathing women and children. Reexamine your life and your choices, they are extremely bad ones.
We see what you did there.
Oh look, another white woman standing up for the patriarchy. They’ll turn on you in a heartbeat when they no longer have a use for you. Stand up for women and girls, you drunken clown. [….]
I’d like everyone to remember the private planes and citizens who have come to the rescue of Americans and our allies the next time someone promises a government program as the solution to a problem. 7:01 PM · Aug 29, 2021
Apparently air traffic control, site logistics, and perimeter security, just to name a few, aren’t necessary during an evacuation of non-combatants.
Representative Mary Elizabeth Coleman (r) [2019 file photo].
When you find yourself in a hole the first thing you do is stop digging.
“…rescue of Americans and our allies…” That’s not about a hurricane on the Gulf Coast.
[§]167.181. Immunization of pupils against certain diseases compulsory — exceptions — records — to be at public expense, when — fluoride treatments administered, when — rulemaking authority, procedure. — 1. The department of health and senior services, after consultation with the department of elementary and secondary education, shall promulgate rules and regulations governing the immunization against poliomyelitis, rubella, rubeola, mumps, tetanus, pertussis, diphtheria, and hepatitis B, to be required of children attending public, private, parochial or parish schools. Such rules and regulations may modify the immunizations that are required of children in this subsection. The immunizations required and the manner and frequency of their administration shall conform to recognized standards of medical practice. The department of health and senior services shall supervise and secure the enforcement of the required immunization program.
2. It is unlawful for any student to attend school unless he has been immunized as required under the rules and regulations of the department of health and senior services, and can provide satisfactory evidence of such immunization; except that if he produces satisfactory evidence of having begun the process of immunization, he may continue to attend school as long as the immunization process is being accomplished in the prescribed manner. It is unlawful for any parent or guardian to refuse or neglect to have his child immunized as required by this section, unless the child is properly exempted.
State Representative Brian Seitz Yesterday at 2:24 PM ·
I joined hundreds of Patriots last night in front of Mercy Hospital as we took a stand against mask and vaccine mandates. Our healthcare workers, and employees in all other industries, should not be forced to choose between their job and a jab.
Getting the vaccine and wearing a mask are personal decisions that each individual should be able to make for themselves in consultation with their families and their doctors. No one should be forced or coerced into making these medical decisions.
We must confront tyranny wherever it is found, be that in government or the private sector, and I will proudly fight alongside you as we say NO to these Draconian mandates. Enough is enough.
“…against mask and vaccine mandates…” Ever have surgery? Just asking.
Two of the comments:
Here’s an idea. Why don’t you guys form your own society and breathe Covid germs all over each other to your hearts content? No vaccines and no preventative measures of any kind. The only catch is you can’t go to the hospital in real society. You game?
Good to see you out there actively pushing for people to have rights over what is happening with their bodies. Can I expect you to vote pro-choice from now on? Or are you strictly only for that when it comes to Covid-19 and vaccines?
Get vaccinated you fuckwits.
JEFFERSON CITY — Sen. Rick Brattin, R-Harrisonville, sent a letter to the governor this week urging him to call an extraordinary session of the Missouri Senate and House to consider legislation to protect Missourians from COVID-19 vaccine mandates.
“It’s become clear that some businesses and institutions around this state are dead set on forcing the vaccine on Missourians against their will,” Sen. Brattin said. “The people of Missouri can and should decide for themselves if taking a drug that even the FDA hasn’t fully approved is what is best for them and their families. Employers shouldn’t make that decision, nor should big business, and certainly not politicians.”
The letter comes in response to a number of health care facilities and other businesses forcing workers to be vaccinated by a specified date or be fired from their jobs. Senator Brattin was joined by several of his colleagues in the Senate, who also signed the letter, asking the governor to “call an extraordinary session at your earliest convenience so the General Assembly can take any and all appropriate steps to protect Missouri workers from vaccine mandates.”
“Forcing anyone to take an experimental drug is wrong. It violates some our most basic rights as Americans and Missourians,” Sen. Brattin said. “We need to do something about it, and we need to do it now before people are forced out of their jobs. It’s our job as the elected representatives of the people to safeguard the freedom and liberty of the people we work for, and I can’t think of anything more urgent and important than protecting them from forced vaccination.”
Senator Brattin represents the 31st Senatorial District, covering Barton, Bates, Cass, Henry and Vernon counties. Senator Brattin resides in Harrisonville [….]
Rep. Tony Lovasco (MO-64) @tonylovasco
I happen to disagree with them on this issue, but this is a ridiculous and unproductive comment.
Maybe try rebutting their points rather than attacking an entire group of people.
If you really want more Republicans to change their tune on vaccines, this is not helping. 9:35 PM · Aug 4, 2021
Representative Tony Lovasco, a Republican, represents St. Charles and Lincoln Counties (District 64) in the Missouri House of Representatives. He was elected to his first two-year term in November 2018.
“…If you really want more Republicans to change their tune on vaccines, this is not helping.”
Science and math hasn’t worked. Neither has objective reality nor empathy. What will it take? An engraved invitation? Flowery language? Just asking. It’s your party. A lot of people are dying.
“Listen to the people” “Medicaid expansion is good for Missouri’s health” [July 1, 2021, Jefferson City, Missouri]
Crystal Quade @crystal_quade
My statement on the Supreme Court upholding the Medicaid expansion amendment:
Today’s unanimous Missouri Supreme Court decision is a complete vindication for those who have worked to expand health care access and a thorough rejection of those willing to defy Missouri voters
1/2 12:22 PM · Jul 22, 2021
Crystal Quade @crystal_quade
…and ignore the rule of law to stop it from happening. We expect the trial judge will follow the Supreme Court’s clear direction and promptly order the state to begin providing Medicaid services to the expanded population as mandated by the Missouri Constitution.
House Democratic Minority Leader Crystal Quade [2018 file photo].
In the Missouri Constitution:
IV Section 36(c). MO HealthNet expansion — eligibility — state plan amendments — maximization of federal participation — limitation on burdens or restrictions. — 1. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, beginning July 1, 2021, individuals nineteen years of age or older and under sixty-five years of age who qualify for MO HealthNet services under 42 U.S.C. Section 1396a(a)(10)(A)(i)(VIII) and as set forth in 42 C.F.R. 435.119, and who have income at or below one hundred thirty-three percent of the federal poverty level plus five percent of the applicable family size as determined under 42 U.S.C. Section 1396a(e)(14) and as set forth in 42 C.F.R. 435.603, shall be eligible for medical assistance under MO HealthNet and shall receive coverage for the health benefits service package.
2. For purposes of this section “health benefits service package” shall mean benefits covered by the MO HealthNet program as determined by the department of social services to meet the benchmark or benchmark-equivalent coverage requirement under 42 U.S.C. Section 1396a(k)(1) and any implementing regulations.
3. No later than March 1, 2021, the Department of Social Services and the MO HealthNet Division shall submit all state plan amendments necessary to implement this section to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
4. The Department of Social Services and the MO HealthNet Division shall take all actions necessary to maximize federal financial participation in funding medical assistance pursuant to this section.
5. No greater or additional burdens or restrictions on eligibility or enrollment standards, methodologies, or practices shall be imposed on persons eligible for MO HealthNet services pursuant to this section than on any other population eligible for medical assistance.
6. All references to federal or state statutes, regulations or rules in this section shall be to the version of those statutes, regulations or rules that existed on January 1, 2019.
STEPHANIE DOYLE, et al., Opinion issued July 22, 20212 No. SC99185
LUKE BARBER and CHRISTINE )
JENNIFER TIDBALL, et al.,
APPEAL FROM THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COLE COUNTY
The Honorable Jon E. Beetem, Judge
Stephanie Doyle, Melinda Hille, and Autumn Stultz, three Missourians who are eligible for MO HealthNet coverage under article IV, section 36(c) of the Missouri Constitution, (“Plaintiffs”) brought suit challenging the refusal by the Department of Social Services (“DSS”) to provide that coverage because the General Assembly failed to appropriate adequate funding. The circuit court rejected Plaintiffs’ claims because it found the ballot initiative that enacted article IV, section 36(c) violated article III, section 51 of the Missouri Constitution, which prohibits initiatives from appropriating money without creating revenue to fund the initiative. Because article IV, section 36(c) does not appropriate money and does not remove the General Assembly’s discretion in appropriating money to MO HealthNet, the circuit court erred in declaring article IV, section 36(c) constitutionally invalid. The circuit court’s judgment is affirmed in part and vacated in part, and the cause remanded for the circuit court to enter judgment for the Plaintiffs, which includes determination of the appropriate injunctive relief.
Nothing in article IV, section 36(c) deprives the General Assembly of its discretion and requires it to appropriate a specified amount for MO HealthNet services and benefits. The General Assembly maintains the discretion to decide whether and to what extent it will appropriate money for MO HealthNet programs. 4 Even though it is highly possible the General Assembly appropriated less money than MO HealthNet programs are estimated to cost in FY 2022, the consequences of failing to fund MO HealthNet fully at the outset or even with a supplemental appropriation are not before this Court because they are not relevant to whether article IV, section 36(c) violates article III, section 51. Because article IV, section 36(c) does not expressly appropriate money for MO HealthNet nor deprive the General Assembly of discretion and require it to appropriate money for its purposes, it does not violate article III, section 51.
The General Assembly chose to appropriate funds for the MO HealthNet programs for FY 2022. This was one of presumably thousands of difficult decisions made each year during the appropriation process. But, having made this decision, DSS and MO HealthNet are bound by article IV, section 36(c) concerning which individuals are eligible to enroll when it spends the appropriated funds. Consequently, DSS has appropriation authority to provide services for all individuals eligible for MO HealthNet, including individuals eligible for coverage and services pursuant to article IV, section 36(c).
For the reasons set forth above, the circuit court’s judgment is affirmed only insofar as it overruled the Proposed Intervenors’ motion to intervene. In all other respects, the judgment is vacated, and the cause is remanded to the circuit court to enter judgment for the Plaintiffs, which includes determination of the appropriate injunctive relief.
“Medicaid expansion is the law of the land” [July 1, 2021, Jefferson City, Missouri]
Missouri Representative Bill Kidd (r) recently reported on social media that he contracted COVID-19. In doing so he made a quip (more than once) about the vaccine. Part of the conversation:
[….][response] Ok I think my post got deleted by mistake…. first off if it is a Republican agenda to NOT get the Covid Vaccine… I did not get the memo! One of Dallas’s #1 Heart Doctors told me DIRECTLY to GET the vaccine… not a fake Doctor or unqualified Doctor!!! Sorry you both are going through this! I know people that were VERY good friends that have died and others with LONG lasting complications. Take care and God Bless!
Bill Kidd [….] oh good grief, it was a joke.
[….][response] it wasn’t a very funny joke. Words have consequences. You are in a position of power and people will believe what you say. I believed you.
By: Tod PalmerPosted at 6:05 PM, Jul 01, 2021
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — While new cases of COVID-19 dropped in Kansas for the seventh consecutive month in June, the emergence of the delta variant in Missouri sent cases soaring.
There were more than 15,000 new COVID-19 cases in Missouri in June based on data from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services along with local health departments.
Researchers say the strain [delta variant] is more contagious and more virulent than the original COVID-19 virus, meaning it spreads faster and easier and leads to a higher rate of hospitalizations, especially among younger — usually unvaccinated — segments of the population.
In this trial, ivermectin treatment in patients with mild or moderate COVID-19 had no significant effect on preventing hospitalization of patients with COVID-19. In the secondary end points, no significant differences were observed except for the time elapsed from hospitalization to invasive MVS, where patients who received ivermectin required it significantly earlier.
And the next day, in Missouri:
From Bill Kidd (r), a member of the majority in the Missouri General Assembly:
So guess who just tested positive for COVID?
And no, we didn’t get the vaccine.
Some of the comments/conversation:
Did you guys get vaccinated?
heck no. We’re Republicans. Lol
we’ve been trying to find Ivermectin and started drinking tonic water with quinine.
I’ve heard Tractor Supply Company has it for horses. Maybe Feldman’s Farm and Home does, too? I can check the store for you if you’d like. [….]
we’re doing ok. I’ve tried Feldmans and Orchelins but hadn’t tried Tractor Supply. I will call them now.
Regulated Product(s) Animal & Veterinary Drugs
Topic(s) Consumer Health
Health Topic(s) Coronavirus
Some forms of ivermectin are used in animals to prevent heartworm disease and certain internal and external parasites. It’s important to note that these products are different from the ones for people, and safe when used as prescribed for animals, only.
For one thing, animal drugs are often highly concentrated because they are used for large animals like horses and cows, which can weigh a lot more than we do—a ton or more. Such high doses can be highly toxic in humans.
Moreover, FDA reviews drugs not just for safety and effectiveness of the active ingredients, but also for the inactive ingredients. Many inactive ingredients found in animal products aren’t evaluated for use in people. Or they are included in much greater quantity than those used in people. In some cases, we don’t know how those inactive ingredients will affect how ivermectin is absorbed in the human body.
Think about that social media conversation for just a brief moment. Tested vaccines in hundreds of millions of people worldwide are not good, the untested veterinary version of an anti-parasitic drug is a winner.