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Alternative to 'Obamacare'


If you asked yourself early in 2009, "What are we going to do when Obamacare starts its giant over-reaching sweep to eliminate the best health care system in the world?," take heart, there is hope.

Indiana is one of 13 state legislatures to introduce the Health Care Compact this session in its General Assembly. Four states have already passed this important legislation: Texas, Georgia, Arkansas and Missouri.

The Health Care Compact is an interstate compact — which is simply an agreement between two or more states that is consented by Congress — that restores authority and responsibility for health care regulation to the member states. The HCC does not conflict with the efforts by states' attorneys general, state legislators and members of Congress to repeal or modify the health care law.

Once signed into law by the governor and consented by Congress, HCC will transfer health care decisions to the member states, receive funding and supersede federal law regarding health care decisions, therefore, exempting Indiana from the clutches of Obamacare. See www.healthcarecompact.com or visit Facebook to learn more.

HB 1269 passed the Indiana House and the Senate Health Committee. It is now in the Senate Appropriations Committee with a promise from Gov. Daniels to sign it when it passes the Senate.

This is an important bill for Indiana and for each Hoosier who wishes to have more control over his/her own health choices. Let's thank our conscientious lawmakers who are moving it through the Indiana General Assembly.

Angela Hayes
Clark County, Ind.
February 29, 2012


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