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What is wrong with oversight, oversight – seatbelts, smoking area, speed limit, Managed Care tells us what health care services they will and WILL NOT pay for based on the accumulated health issues of the organization, auto manufacturers tell us what gas to use on our new cars, we must have car insurance, the education system tells us what age a child can go to school, how long a grade must last, the age requirement for marriage, the age to purchase liquor legally is regulated, the legal age to purchase cigarettes or vapes is regulated,  AND I MY 11 OLD DAUGHTER MUST HAVE A BABY BY HER RAPIST, IN CERTAIN STATES, THE RAPIST HAS PARENTAL RIGHTS!

I am deeply concerned about the growing epidemic of e-cigarette use in our children. We need to do all we can to protect the public from tobacco-related disease and death, and prevent e-cigarettes from becoming an on-ramp to nicotine addiction for a generation of youth. @HHSGov
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) September 9, 2019 

It's 2023 and e-cigarrets flavored with - cotton candy, bubble gum, creme brûlée, fruit, menthol, and mint are still availble.

Retention and destruction of records in the system.

The NICS will retain NICS Index records that indicate that receipt of a firearm by the individuals to whom the records pertain would violate Federal or state law.

Limitation on use. The NICS, including the NICS Audit Log, may not be used by any Department, agency, officer, or employee of the United States to establish any system for the registration of firearms, firearm owners, or firearm transactions or dispositions, except with respect to persons prohibited from receiving a firearm by 18 U.S.C. 922(g) or (n) or by state law. The NICS Audit Log will be monitored and reviewed on a regular basis to detect any possible misuse of NICS data.

The War

Neal Knox, who emerged as the NRA‘s chief lobbyist in 1978, “declared war” on ATF. When the ATF proposed funding for computerization and other measures to speed up gun tracing, the NRA and its allies on Capitol Hill accused the ATF of secretly building a national gun registry, which Knox saw as a precursor to firearms confiscation.

The National Rifle Association announced the filing of an NRA-backed and supported lawsuit challenging the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) unlawful rule on stabilizing braces.

“ATF’s new definition for stabilizing braces is arbitrary. The bureau is declaring that they will effectively decide on a case-by-case basis whether a firearm is subject to the NFA. Every American gun owner is in danger of potentially facing felony charges at the whim of these bureaucrats and without any new statute in place. The NRA believes this rule will fail for the same reasons the bump stock rule failed — ATF can only apply federal statutes; it can’t rewrite them,” said Jason Ouimet, executive director of the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action.

For those who had insurance, it often didn’t cover mental health care. According to a 2013 analysis conducted by HealthPocket, only 54 percent of individual health plans in the United State included coverage for substance abuse treatment, and 61 percent covered mental health treatment. (Coverage was better among employer-sponsored plans.)

Parity laws – a good first step
In 1996, and again in 2008, Congress passed mental health parity laws, requiring large-group plans that cover mental health treatment to do so with benefits that are no less favorable than the benefits provided for medical/surgical care. The 2008 Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) incorporated coverage for addiction treatment as well as general mental health care.

But the mental health parity laws don’t require large-group plans to cover mental health and addiction treatment. They only require the plans to provide parity if such coverage is provided. And parity laws didn’t apply to plans sold in the individual and small group markets.

The Affordable Care Act filled in the gaps
The Affordable Care Act was a turning point in terms of access to behavioral health coverage. The ACA eliminated medical underwriting in the individual and small group markets starting in 2014, so medical history — including mental health history —no longer results in enrollment denials or higher premiums.

And under the ACA, all individual and small-group plans with effective dates of January 2014 or later are required to cover ten essential health benefits with no annual or lifetime dollar limits. Mental health and addiction treatment (collectively referred to as behavioral health services) are among the essential health benefits.

Tennessee Republican Rep. Tim Burchett called for the manifesto by the transgender shooter at the private Presbyterian school in Nashville to be made public.”Our trans youth are troubled,” Burchett told Fox News Digital in a late Monday statement. “If they don’t get the help they need they can grow up to have some serious issues, but I obviously don’t believe they’ll all grow up to be shooters like this.””We need to know what was going through this person’s head, and the manifesto should be made public, officers also discovered manifesto-like writings, and apparent research into the facilities and entry points at Covenant.

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