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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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MICHIGAN MOVES CLOSER TO ENACTING ‘RIGHT TO TRY’ EXPERIMENTAL MEDICATION LAWPosted on September 16, 2014 | Type: Press Release
The House Health Policy Committee today moved Michigan one step closer to approving SB991 (Right to Try), which provides terminally ill patients in Michigan access to potentially life-saving medications that have not yet been fully approved by the FDA. Michigan would become the fourth state behind Colorado, Missouri and Louisiana to approve the popular bill, which provides hope to patients who have exhausted traditional treatment options.
MEDIA ADVISORY: AZ GOV. FIGHTS COURT RULING GIVING 36 LEGISLATORS THEIR DAY IN COURTPosted on August 27, 2014 | Type: Press Release
The Arizona State Supreme Court agreed today to hear an appeal brought by Gov. Jan Brewer fighting an appeals court ruling that recognized the standing of 36 state legislators who voted to defeat the expansion of the state’s Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act. In July 2013, Brewer called state legislators into a special session and pressured them to pass a Medicaid expansion bill. This Medicaid tax bill became law with the approval of only a simple majority of legislators, even though a supermajority was constitutionally required under Prop 108 of the state constitution.
Clint Bolick Talks Right To Try On John Batchelor (8/19/2014)Posted on August 19, 2014 | Type: Multimedia
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 WEEKPosted 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 OBAMACAREPosted 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: