In utilizing provisions set forth in the U.S. Constitution (Article I Section 10), Ohio took another step closer to shedding the federal chains of Obamacare.
Giving Sponsor testimony in the OH House State & Local Government Committee on HB 227, the Health Care Compact, Rep. Wes Retherford & Rep. Terry Boose did an excellent job explaining the fiscal & legislative benefits and freedoms that will be gained by passing the HCC and becoming a member state.
To read Rep. Retherford's testimony - click here / to read Rep. Boose's testimony - click here.
Already passed in eight states and introduced in nine more, including Ohio, the Health Care Compact, when approved by Congress, will allow the member states to completely remove themselves from the train wreck of Obamacare.
Legislatively, the HCC will allow member states to draft and pass healthcare related legislation task specific to the needs of their state....
Enters Ohio into the Health Care Compact, which, with the permission of the United States Congress, allows Ohio, as a member state, to suspend the operation of all federal laws, rules, regulations, and orders regarding health care that are inconsistent with Ohio laws adopted pursuant to the Compact.Financially, the HCC will bring our state dollars back to the state free of federal strings that will allow them to be spent in a manner that best suits the healthcare needs of Ohio residents....
The bill enacts and ratifies the Health Care Compact which, with the permission of the United States Congress, allows Ohio, as a member state, to regulate health care within the state (particularly, insurance), and to enter into the Compact with any other state that has legally joined in the Compact. From OLSC Bill Analysis
Member states get an amount of money from the federal government each year to pay for health care. The funding is mandatory spending, and not subject to annual appropriations.As you can see, had the HCC been in effect, there would have been no need for Governor Kasich to expand Medicaid under Obamacare.
Each state’s funding is based on the federal funds spent in their state on health care in 2010. Each state will confirm their funding before joining this Compact. This funding level will be adjusted annually for changes in population and inflation.
The same funds that come with Obamcare strings attached under Governor Kasich's current Medicaid expansion would have already been allotted back to our state, as a member state of the HCC -- with NO Obamacare strings attached.
While D.C. dawdles we need to start moving in a way that Constitutionally empowers the states to address the ever growing health care problems in a manner that best suits their state - as a member state, the Health Care Compact will allow Ohio to do exactly that.
Please contact the below members of the OH House State & Local Government Committee and encourage them to support the HCC and putting Ohio residents back in control of the decision making process regarding our healthcare.
State & Local Government Committee
Rep. Terry Blair (R) Chairman
Phone: (614) 466-6504
Contact: Click Here
Rep. Marlene Anielski (R) Vice-Chair
Rep. Marlene Anielski (R) Vice-Chair
Phone: (614) 644-6041
Rep. Richard Adams (R) Co-Sponsor
Phone: (614) 466-8114
Rep. Terry Boose (R) Sponsor
Phone: (614) 466-9628
Rep. Tim Brown (R)
Phone: (614) 466-8104
Rep. Tony Burkley (R)
Phone: (614) 644-5091
Rep. Rex Damschroder (R)
Phone: (614) 466-1374
Rep. Cheryl Grossman (R)
Phone: (614) 466-9690
Rep. Bob Hackett (R)
Phone: (614) 466-1470
Rep. Brian Hill (R)
Phone: (614) 644-6014
Rep. Ron Maag (R) Co-Sponsor
Phone: (614) 644-6023
Rep. Ron Young (R) Co-Sponsor
Phone: (614) 644-6074