The Constitution limits the power of the federal government. Health Care regulation was intended to be regulated at the state level, but thanks to Obamacare, it has largely been taken over by the federal government. Despite the recent Supreme Court ruling, we are not giving up our fight to take back our health care.
I am an original sponsor of the Health Care Compact Act in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Read about what the plan does, and then join with me in supporting this important piece of legislation by signing our petition!
The Elements of the Health Care Compact:
- Pledge: Member states agree to work together to pass this Compact, and to improve the health care in their respective states.
- Legislative Power: Member states have primary responsibility for regulation of all non-military health care goods and services in their state.
- State Control: In member states, states can suspend federal health care regulations. Federal and state health care laws remain in force in a state until states enact superseding regulations.
- Funding: 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. 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.
- Commission: An advisory commission is created to gather and publish health care cost data, study various health care issues, and make non-binding recommendations to member states.
- Amendments: Member states can amend this Compact with approval of the members, and no further Congressional consent is needed.
- Withdrawal: Any member state can withdraw from this Compact at any time.