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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Update on Health Care Compact initiatives

Update on Health Care Compact initiatives:
In just a few weeks, the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments in another Obamacare case. This one, King v. Burwell, challenges the legality of subsidies in states that are part of the federal exchange.  As the many challenges to Obamacare demonstrate, there is still a great deal of uncertainty about the health care law, its future, and how to implement it.
Many states have decided that health care decisions are better left to the states, rather than to Washington bureaucrats or to the Supreme Court’s interpretation.  That’s why so many state legislators and activists across the country are turning their attention to the Health Care Compact – governance reform that empowers participating states to design their own health care system.
In fact, the Health Care Compact has more momentum now than ever:
  •  Last week in Ohio, the Health Care Compact was introduced in the House.  (Ohio residents should click here to contact their representatives and ask them to support House Bill 34.)
  • Just days later, the Health Care Compact was introduced in Montana as House Bill 348. (Montana residents can call 406-444-4800, request their state representative and ask them to support HB 348.)  
  • And in Vermont, citizens are gathering co-sponsors and expect the Health Care Compact to be formally introduced in the coming days.

If these states pass the Health Care Compact, then Ohio, Montana and Vermont would be the 10th, 11th, and 12th states participating in the Compact – and that’s not counting other states like Michigan that are beginning to consider the legislation.
The Health Care Compact is the ONLY proposal out there that takes all health care decision-making authority out of Washington, D.C. and returns it to the states. 

Cleveland Tea Party Patriots can click here to contact their representatives.
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