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A dispute over the merits and potential defects of health care exchange systems continued to rage last week at the American Legislative Exchange Council’s (ALEC) annual meeting in New Orleans as state officials expressed concern over ObamaCare’s Medicaid mandates.
American Legislative Exchange Council claims that states with lower and falling tax burdens are attracting businesses and spurring job growth.
As the legal challenges to ObamaCare continue to make their way around the country, Louisiana officials should know they do not need to play Washington D.C.’s game, an ALEC policy specialist told the Pelican Institute in an interview.
State Lawmakers can resist grants with “Federal Strings” and suspend rule-making. Earlier, bipartisan legislation from Louisiana has indicated the plausibility of such tactics.
Just as the “Hippocratic Oath” counsels medical professionals to avoiding doing any harm to patients before beginning surgery, state lawmakers should guard against harmful policy measures that inflate costs and undermine service.