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Healthcare decisions are intensely personal, and everyone deserves the right to make their own healthcare decisions and from what type of healthcare coverage they purchase to what medications they take. Health reform that works must be focused on expanding choices including allowing individuals to purchase insurance across state lines, to opt for an alternative to traditional health insurance, and to allow individual patients to access promising medications.

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  • MEDIA ADVISORY: MISSOURI BECOMES THIRD STATE IN NATION TO GIVE DYING PATIENTS' 'RIGHT TO TRY' LIFE-SAVING EXPERIMENTAL MEDICINES; MICHIGAN LAWMAKERS TO TAKE UP REFORM THIS WEEK

    Posted on July 15, 2014 | Type: Press Release

    Half-Dozen States Could Become 'Right to Try' States By Year's End

  • MEDIA ADVISORY: HOBBY LOBBY DECISION IS A SMALL VICTORY, BUT IT DOESN’T STRIKE THE HEART OF OBAMACARE

    Posted on June 30, 2014 | Type: Press Release

    Christina Sandefur, Goldwater Institute Senior Attorney, praised the high court's decision in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Monday, but warned that the decision does not get at the heart of defeating Obamacare. The Goldwater Institute's own legal challenge against the federal health care law, Coons v. Lew, could eviscerate the Obamacare law completely by invalidating the Independent Payment Advisory Board, the cost-rationing board that is the lynchpin of the federal law. That case is currently pending before the Ninth Circuit but is expected to be taken up by the Supreme Court in coming months. Sandefur stated:

  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: “AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE NEXT”--VA HOSPITAL CARE RATIONING MIRRORS WHAT’S IN STORE IN OBAMACARE, ACCORDING TO LAWSUIT IN 9TH CIRCUIT TUES

    Posted on June 05, 2014 | Type: Press Release

    Amidst rampant reports of dying patients and disappearing wait lists at the federal government’s Veterans Affairs hospital system, a lawsuit before the 9th Circuit Tuesday argues that an even more significant lack of government unaccountability leading to terrible health care outcomes is in store for the American people under Obamacare.

  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: LOUISIANA BECOMES SECOND STATE IN TWO WEEKS TO GIVE DYING PATIENTS ‘RIGHT TO TRY’ LIFE-SAVING EXPERIMENTAL MEDICINES

    Posted on May 29, 2014 | Type: Press Release

    Signaling a tide change for terminally ill patients, Louisiana will become the second state in just two weeks to allow terminally ill patients to access safe experimental medications that could save their lives today. Governor Bobby Jindal (R) will sign the Right to Try Act into law Friday in a signing ceremony at his office.

  • The Right To Try

    Posted on May 18, 2014 | Type: Multimedia

    States should enact “Right to Try” measures to protect the fundamental right of people to try to save their own lives. Designed by the Goldwater Institute, this initiative would allow terminal patients access to investigational drugs that have completed basic safety testing, thereby dramatically reducing paperwork, wait times and bureaucracy, and, most importantly, potentially saving lives.

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