Navigation Links
Texas is 39th State to Defend Health Care Choice
Date:3/22/2010

State Legislators Vow to Protect Citizens from ObamaCare

WASHINGTON, March 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the nation's largest individual membership association of state legislators, today congratulates Texas Representative Bryan Hughes for announcing his intention to file legislation to protect Texans from a federal requirement to purchase health insurance. Texas now becomes the 39th state where legislators have introduced, or will introduce, legislation modeled after ALEC's Freedom of Choice in Health Care Act.

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091014/ALECLOGO)

"The bill that passed last night is a radical departure from the role of government our founders put in the Constitution," said Hughes. "There is no question that it will lead to increased taxes, fewer health care options, and more government control of our most basic personal decisions.  For these reasons and so many others, I will file legislation protecting Texans from the federal bill as soon as we are back in session." 

Thirty-nine states have either filed or announced their intentions to file ALEC's Freedom of Choice in Health Care Act, model legislation that would ensure a patient's right to pay directly for medical care and prohibit an individual from being penalized for not purchasing health insurance. If passed by the Texas Legislature, the bill would provide Texas with protection in a constitutional challenge of the federal health reform bill.

ALEC's Freedom of Choice in Health Care Act has already been enacted by the Virginia and Idaho legislatures, and Arizona's measure will appear before voters on the November ballot.  The legislation has also passed one chamber in Georgia, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Tennessee and is soon expected to be heard on the floor in Alabama, Kansas, and Michigan.

A complete map with links to the legislation in each state is available online at www.alec.org.  

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is the nation's largest nonpartisan, individual membership organization of state legislators.

SOURCE American Legislative Exchange Council

Back to top

RELATED LINKS
http://www.alec.org

'/>"/>

SOURCE American Legislative Exchange Council
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Texas Health Dallas Launches Screening Program for Female Heart Disease
2. Saddle Up for a Healthier Trip to the Rodeo! BMI of Texas Offers Healthy Eating Advice for Rodeo-bound Texans
3. Pivot Networks and Brookside Technology Partners, Inc. Team to Broaden Managed IT Services Offering for Texas SMBs
4. Estes Audiology Awards Hearing Aids to Two Worthy Recipients in Central Texas
5. Texas Health Care Association: Meeting Texas Seniors Ongoing Care Needs Threatened by Looming State, Federal Funding Threats
6. Former Hospital and Office Buildings in Mesquite, Texas, up for Sealed Bid Auction from Sperry Van Ness Accelerated Marketing
7. Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. Executes Agreement to Acquire a 92,500 Square Foot Medical Office Portfolio Located in Texas and Indiana
8. Odessa Texas Cosmetic Dentist Sponsoring Marine Toys for Tots Program to Give Children in Need Free Toys for the Holidays
9. The Ensign Group Acquires Three Texas Skilled Nursing Facilities
10. Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake Joins With U.S. Marine Corps Reserves Toys for Tots to Spread Holiday Cheer
11. Independent Ombudsman for Texas Youth Commission Resigns
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... , ... Texas Physical Therapy Specialists (TexPTS) is pleased to announce the ... clinic is the group’s 7th location in San Antonio and 23rd in Texas. ... care from the clinic, which opened March 22, 2017. , The team ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... March 24, 2017 , ... ... financial planning, and related services to families and business owners across eastern Michigan, ... at feeding regional families struggling with financial difficulties. , The Oxford/Orion FISH Food ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... Diego, Calif. (PRWEB) , ... March 24, 2017 ... ... has raised over $100,000 for its innovative EcoQube Frame vertical micro-veggies garden on ... the instant demand for the product – with nearly 2,000 consumers (and counting) ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... March 24, 2017 , ... ... Assili, announce that they are now offering treatments for sleep apnea and TMJ ... dental offices. Sleep apnea , specifically the obstructive type, is increasingly being ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... The law firm of ... N.Y., is pleased to announce Westchester resident Lauren C. Enea has joined the firm ... the firm, will concentrate her practice in elder law, Medicaid planning and applications, and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/24/2017)... 2017 Today Stock-Callers.com have issued research ... Neovasc Inc. (NASDAQ: NVCN), Hologic Inc. (NASDAQ: HOLX), Edwards Lifesciences ... SSH ). These companies are part of the Healthcare sector, ... March 23 rd , 2017, with the NYSE Health Care ... care companies in the S&P 500 were down about 0.4% ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... INDIANAPOLIS , March 24, 2017  Eli ... today announced plans to invest $850 million in ... span facilities across its U.S. enterprise, including research ... The investments are being driven by demand for ... of potential medicines in development targeting cancer, pain, ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... March 23, 2017  Provectus Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCQB: ... a clinical-stage oncology and dermatology biopharmaceutical company, today ... Commitment Term Sheet (the "Definitive Financing") it entered ... the Company,s stockholders, who are referred to in ... Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: