In Houston, Texas this week - a group of people came together. Among those in attendance, a home day-care owner, a homeschool mom, a retired police officer, a truck driver, a retired dude ranch owner, a teacher, state representatives, attorneys and others. The backgrounds of this group was as diverse as it could be, yet, everyone agreed on an important issue. Health care. Leslie and I were at this meeting and are looking forward to sharing what we learned.
There is no good reason why all Americans need a single health care program. And there is certainly no reason why health care should be administered by the Federal Government. Washington D.C. is out of touch with average Americans. Overall, people are fed up with the government. They see it as self-serving, corrupt and unresponsive. They feel a loss of control. They want a choice. They want a voice - closer to home.
The Health Care Compact is an interstate compact that has already become law in Georgia, Oklahoma, Missouri and Texas. The Health Care Compact returns decision-making authority related to health care matters back to the states. This Compact provides states with much-needed flexibility to administer their own health care programs, free from the rigid and expensive federal regulations and mandates. An interstate compact is simply an agreement between two or more states. When an interstate compact is approved by Congress, it becomes federal law and supersedes previous federal law.
This Conference began educating us on what the Health Care compact is and how to start getting the word out to get it passed in other states. This will be an on-going effort and we will post information on how you can be involved. The Health Care Compact, once approved by Congress, will have the full force of federal law and will trump other federal health care laws. Once it becomes law, the Compact will grant each member state the decision-making authority over its federal health care dollars, free from federal regulatory burdens.
You can find more information on this Compact at www.healthcarecompact.org