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THE DAILY ADVOCATE: Ohio House passes Health Care Compact

POSTED one month ago BY HEALTH CARE COMPACT

Legislation gives Ohio more freedom over its healthcare policies

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WSJ: The ‘Cadillac Tax’ Makes Everyone Sick

POSTED one month ago BY HEALTH CARE COMPACT

An ObamaCare levy made to limit workplace health insurance means maybe you can’t keep your plan either.

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THE TIMES-PICAYUNE: State Take Overs Failed Metairie-based Health Care Cooperative

POSTED 2 months ago BY HEALTH CARE COMPACT

Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon is taking control of a failed insurance cooperative created in response to the Affordable Care Act. Louisiana Health Cooperative, a not-for-profit insurance company created with $56 million in federal loans made possible through the federal health care law, announced in July it would discontinue all policies in January 2016.

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DAILY CALLER: Everybody Has To Pay This New Obamacare Tax

POSTED 3 months ago BY HEALTH CARE COMPACT

All Americans who bought health insurance policies this year – not just those enrolled in Obamacare – face a 41 percent increase in excise taxes because of hidden fees contained in an obscure section of the Affordable Care Act, according to an investigation by The Daily Caller News Foundation.

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DAILY CALLER: Failing Obamacare Co-Ops Offer Lavish Executive Pay — And May Violate the Law

POSTED about 5 months ago BY HEALTH CARE COMPACT

Taxpayer-funded Obamacare health insurance co-op’s may be running afoul of the law by giving extravagant paychecks to their top executives, according to a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation.

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An Honest Conversation About Medicare

POSTED 5 months ago BY HEALTH CARE COMPACT

Lately, both major political parties in Vermont have been competing to prove that they are the stronger defender of traditional Medicare. Any policy that might potentially address some of Medicare's many flaws is characterized as an attack on Vermont's seniors. It's time to get beyond the rhetoric and have an honest conversation about Medicare.

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THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION: Assert states’ authority over health policy

POSTED 6 months ago BY HEALTH CARE COMPACT

Georgia is one of nine states that have already adopted the Health Care Compact, an alternative to one-size-fits-all regulations from Washington. The HCC shifts health care policy power and funding to states from federal agencies. It provides a legal shield against further encroachment.

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FOX NEWS: A second chance to get America’s health care right: Give authority to our states

POSTED 6 months ago BY HEALTH CARE COMPACT

States are generally more effective regulators than the federal government. Allowing states to assume responsibility and maintain authority moves people from numbers on a spreadsheet to neighbors down the street.

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REP. DOUG COLLINS INTRODUCES HEALTH CARE COMPACT APPROVAL

POSTED 6 months ago BY HEALTH CARE COMPACT

Congressman Doug Collins (GA09) today introduced a House Joint Resolution that would permit states to form a Health Care Compact (HCC). Nine states, including Rep. Collins' Georgia, have signed on to the agreement to re-take control of health care decision-making from the federal government.

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BURLINGTON FREE PRESS: Vermont Health Care Solution

POSTED 7 months ago BY HEALTH CARE COMPACT

A tri-partisan group of legislators in the Vermont House of Representatives is promoting a solution that would give Vermont flexibility over Vermont’s federal health care dollars. These legislators are supporting legislation calling on Vermont to join an interstate Health Care Compact, which would bring states together to work on innovative health care solutions. The compact is a working group whose goal is to identify creative state-based health care policies and work together to petition the U.S. Congress to allow those solutions.

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THE OHIO HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES: House Bill 34 - Taking A Stand For Ohioans’ Healthcare

POSTED 7 months ago BY HEALTH CARE COMPACT

House Bill 34 seeks to ratify the Health Care Compact, which allows Ohio to suspend the operation of all federal laws, rules, regulations, and orders regarding healthcare that are inconsistent with Ohio laws adopted pursuant to the Compact. I believe that this issue is better served at the state level, by Ohioans who know what we as a state need in terms of coverage.

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THE LEBANON DEMOCRAT: Pody speaks to Wilson County Tea Party

POSTED about 9 months ago BY HEALTH CARE COMPACT

“The Healthcare Compact bill would keep the federal government out of our health care system. It nearly passed last year, and I believe there was a good chance it will pass this year,” Tennessee State Representative Mark Pody said.

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THE HILL: Is Supreme Court’s chief justice ready to take down ObamaCare?

POSTED about 9 months ago BY HEALTH CARE COMPACT

The case of King v. Burwell, set for arguments before the Court on Wednesday, threatens to gut the law by invalidating subsidies to help millions of people buy insurance in the roughly three-dozen states relying on the federally run marketplace.

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FORBES: Obamacare Is Punishing Working-Class Americans

POSTED 9 months ago BY HEALTH CARE COMPACT

Employees at Staples will soon get a little bit more vacation — thanks to Obamacare. Unfortunately, that time off will be unpaid — and in most cases, unwelcome.

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FORBES: How Obamacare Pits Insurers Against The Medical Industry

POSTED 9 months ago BY HEALTH CARE COMPACT

Obamacare saddles insurers with new, costly mandates and regulation. At the same time, it caps their operating margins. It squeezes their budgets at the same time that the legislation adds to their costs.

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THE JOURNAL-NEWS: State Rep. Wes Retherford introduces State-based alternative to Obamacare

POSTED 9 months ago BY HEALTH CARE COMPACT

State Rep. Wes Retherford, Hamilton -House District 51, and Rep. Terry Boose, Norwalk – House District 57, have introduced legislation that would give Ohio greater control over federal health care programs. It’s called the Health Care Compact, and it would allow Columbus to regulate health care and provide an alternative to Obamacare.

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THE SIDNEY POST: State Rep. Wes Retherford introduces State-based alternative to Obamacare

POSTED 9 months ago BY HEALTH CARE COMPACT

State Rep. Wes Retherford, Hamilton -House District 51, and Rep. Terry Boose, Norwalk – House District 57, have introduced legislation that would give Ohio greater control over federal health care programs. It’s called the Health Care Compact, and it would allow Columbus to regulate health care and provide an alternative to Obamacare.

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State Rep. Wes Retherford Introduces State-based alternative to Obamacare

POSTED 9 months ago BY HEALTH CARE COMPACT

“If you like your Obamacare, you can keep your Obamacare – but you don’t have to”

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