There’s an axiom in politics:
“Whatever you subsidize will magically grow,
and justify the existence thereof”.
Even if there was no need for the subsidy to begin with, there will soon be a new lobby group to represent those who are making a career out of the legislation that the state carves out for them.
The autism advocacy lobby is pushing for several government interventions, unfunded mandates, and insurance requirements. The Music Therapy trade groups are pushing for insurance companies to pay for music therapy treatment, administered by a professional Music Therapist.
How did Oklahoma ever manage to survive without the state licensing professionals to administer music as therapy?
- Have you ever turned to music as a means to impact your own mental or emotional health?
- Has your parent ever sang to you when you were troubled or needed to calm down and rest?
- Have you ever cranked up some rock’n tunes to get ‘pumped up’?
- Have you gotten ‘in the mood for lov’n with something romantic on the stereo?
Here’s what one Music Therapy trade group is telling their membership…
But did we really intend to have mandated universal healthcare pay for comforting teen girls whose boyfriend broke up with them? And does a Music therapist really need to be licensed by the state to provide this ‘service’? And should everyone else’s taxes and insurance premiums rise so that everyone can get their musical therapy paid for by someone else?
38 Senate Supporters
Anderson Fields Matthews Smalley
Barrington Floyd Mazzei Sparks
Bass Ford Newberry Standridge
Bice Fry Paddack Stanislawski
Bingman Griffin Pittman Thompson
Boggs Jech Quinn Treat
Brooks Jolley Schulz Wyrick
Crain Justice Sharp Yen
David Loveless Shaw Dossett
54 House Supporters
Banz Enns Loring Rogers Biggs Faught
Martin Rousselot Billy Fourkiller McDaniel, J. Russ
Caldwell Goodwin Munson Sanders Cannaday Griffith
Murdock Scott Casey Hardin Nelson Sears
Cockroft Henke Nollan Tadlock Condit Johnson
Ortega Thomsen Coody, A. Jordan Osborn Virgin
Coody, J. Joyner Ownbey Watson Cooksey Kannady
Perryman Williams Cox Kern Peterson Wright
Denney Kouplen Pfeiffer Dunnington Lepak Pruett
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