Obamacare’s results…so far

January 8, 2012

President Obama assured Americans in March of 2010: “If you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. Period.  No one will take it away.  No matter what.”

Not so fast.  According to the Heritage Foundation, studies show millions will lose the coverage they have.

What is actually happening across the country as a result of the 4.2 billion words in rules and regs  in place to date – and what can we expect if the law stands? “Obamacare in Pictures” tells the real story.

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Philosophy of Health Care Compact

January 8, 2012

Last session the AZ Legislature overwhelmingly passed (and the Governor vetoed) the Health Care Compact which will, when approved by Congress, return governance of health care to the states – where it rightfully belongs – not in Washington.  States in the compact would each have the authority to say “yay” or “nay” to Federal health care regulations that are harmful or don’t serve their citizens well – including Obamacare.

Six states have passed the HCC and more are advancing HCC legislation each year.  Arizona for the second time.

Why a Compact Now? The below is reprinted from the Health Care Compact Facebook post of December 16, 2010. It’s a great piece:

“Our political problems are structural, not personal. Simply changing our representatives won’t fix them; we need to change the incentives and power relationships embedded in our political institutions. This is structural political change – the kind of change that alters those incentives and power relationships. And that sort of change requires new policy approaches, new policy ideas.  Ideas like the Health Care Compact [emphasis mine]. [Read more]