A group of conservative House members are moving forward in yet another effort to undo the incredible damage that has come to pass because of the terrible Obamacare law. The bill was introduced by Georgia Republican Doug Collins (R-GA) and offers real hope at ridding our nation of the dead weight that is Obamacare.
THE PROBLEM: A ONE SIZE FITS ALL APPROACH WON’T WORK
Health Care is simply too large and complex to manage at the federal level. How can we expect Washington bureaucrats to solve a problem that they’ve helped create over the past several decades?
In a Wall Street Journal article, former Governor Mitch Daniels of Indiana says, “Unless you’re in favor of a fully nationalized health-care system, the president’s health-care reform law is a massive mistake. It will amplify all the big drivers of overconsumption and excessive pricing.”
Governor Daniels and twenty other governors signed a letter to Kathleen Sebelius requesting more flexibility on health care reform. That’s a step in the right direction and we think the best solution is to return the responsibility and authority for health care to the states, where the problem has a better chance of being solved.
Missouri State Representative Eric Burilson says, “Our bloated national healthcare system is in desperate need of reform and innovation. Instead of focusing on more big government systems we need to restore authority to the states to seek patient-centric solutions.”
THE SOLUTION: THE HEALTH CARE COMPACT
THERE IS A BETTER WAY
Congressman Doug Collins (R-GA) introduced a House Joint Resolution legislative proposal for the Health Care Compact, a breakthrough governance reform that allows states to clean up the health care mess created by the federal government. Click HERE to read H. J. Res. 50.
Another Georgia Congressman, Tom Graves (R-GA) has signed on to the effort to end Obamacare.
Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) today announced his co-sponsorship of H.J. Res. 50, which would establish a Health Care Compact. Under the compact model, health care authority and responsibility would be transferred from the federal government to any state that opted to participate. Member states could then implement their own health care systems – free of federal control – using federal health care funds that are already collected and spent in their state.
“I support the effort of Georgia and other states to take control of health care away from Washington,” said Rep. Graves. “The centralized approach of Obamacare is a disaster that resulted in higher premiums, limited choice and the cancellation of millions of health care plans.”
“As we work to protect individuals and families from the harmful effects of Obamacare, I believe states and their citizens should be able to pursue health care freedom and choice, and protect themselves from the broken promises and failed policies of the Obama administration,” Rep. Graves continued.
Compacts are governing tools outlined in Article 1, Section 10 of the Constitution. They provide authority to states to administer government programs free of federal control. But congressional consent is required for states to enter into a compact, which is why H.J. Res. 50 is necessary.
Nine states have already passed legislation to join the Health Care Compact, including Georgia, Oklahoma, Alabama, Indiana, Missouri, South Carolina, Texas, Utah and Kansas.
Please reach out to your local representatives and urge them to support Congressmen Collins and Graves as they fight to kill the Obamacare beast.