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The U.S. Congress to support H.J. Res 110

We the people demand that Congress support and pass H.J. Res 110.

Our health care decisions should be decided by our own personal decisions and not placed in the hands of the federal government. We believe the people should control what insurance they buy and how they choose to use it.

That is why we urge you to support the Health Care Compact.

Recently, Representative James Lankford (R-OK), Chairman of the House Republican Policy Committee, introduced the House Joint Resolution legislative proposal for the Health Care Compact (H.J. Res. 110), a breakthrough governance reform that allows states to clean up the health care mess created by the federal government.

The Health Care Compact moves the responsibility and authority for regulating health care from the federal government to the states.

The Health Care Compact is an interstate compact – which is simply an agreement between two or more states that is consented to by Congress – that restores authority and responsibility for health care regulation to the member states (except for military health care, which will remain federal), and provides the funds to the states to fulfill that responsibility.

The Health Care Compact does not mandate how each state will handle health care within their boundaries. It leaves them to decide how to create a system that fits their needs, providing greater accountability and more flexibility in delivering citizens a more efficient and effective system.

Please stand up for the rights of millions of Americans and vote yes on H.J. Res 110.

Signed,

Health Care Compact

This petition closed 5 months ago

How this will help

To demonstrate the challenge of regulating healthcare at the federal level, consider the following facts:

  • A federal health care system impacts 300+ million people
  • Healthcare spending exceeds $2.3...

To demonstrate the challenge of regulating healthcare at the federal level, consider the following facts:

  • A federal health care system impacts 300+ million people
  • Healthcare spending exceeds $2.3 trillion annually
  • More than 14 million people work in the healthcare industry
  • There are 2,688 pages of regulations for Medicare and Medicaid
  • Centralized planning of an industry that is this large and complex is not possible, and has never been successful in the history of mankind. 

By pushing responsibility and authority down to the states, the problem becomes much more solvable.

State legislatures across the country have adopted the Health Care Compact in an effort to re-gain control over their health care decisions. 

Now we need Congress to ratify the compact and give it official standing. 

If passed H.J. Res 110 would be real and viable alternative to Obamacare. By passing the resolution your health care decisions would no longer be controlled by the Federal Government. 

The Health Care Compact is an interstate compact – which is simply an agreement between two or more states that is consented to by Congress – that restores authority and responsibility for health care regulation to the member states (except for military health care, which will remain federal), and provides the funds to the states to fulfill that responsibility.

The Health Care Compact does not mandate how each state will handle health care within their boundaries.  It leaves them to decide how to create a system that fits their needs, providing greater accountability and more flexibility in delivering citizens a more efficient and effective system.

About the Compact

The Health Care Compact does not conflict with the efforts by state attorneys general, state legislators and members of congress to repeal or modify the health care bill. 

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.

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