What if the solution to Washington… wasn’t in Washington? The 50 states could be America’s secret weapon against an ever-expanding federal government. States can amend the constitution to demand fiscal responsibility in Washington, can request that federal regulation comply with local ordinances, and can form interstate compacts to better protect constitutional rights. The Goldwater Institute is providing a roadmap for states to reassert their power under the Tenth Amendment.
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Next Steps on Health Care PolicyPosted on September 25, 2012 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Byron Schlomach
The United States Supreme Court ruling in NFIB v. Sebelius effectively made state policymakers the last line of defense against the federal takeover of the nation’s health care industry. Although it ruled that the federal government cannot coerce states into expanding their Medicaid programs, the Court allowed the federal government to tax individuals who do not obtain government-approved health insurance policies. That decision, despite opening the door to federal regulation, also means that state legislatures are in a unique position to adopt meaningful health care reform policies.
Paul Ryan Sounds the AlarmPosted on August 29, 2012 | Type: Blog | Author: Jon Gabriel
Since we filed our lawsuit against President Obama's federal healthcare reform, we have warned of a little discussed board with unchecked powers. We're glad to see vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan highlight the issue.
Healthcare Freedom Act: More Important than EverPosted on August 16, 2012 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Clint Bolick
Several states have added a Health Care Freedom Act to their constitutions, with several more states contemplating doing so through voter measures on the November 2012 ballot. Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in NFIB v. Sebelius, the adoption and deployment of the Health Care Freedom Act will be a vitally important tool in protecting individual autonomy.
Showdown at the Red Tape CorralPosted on July 31, 2012 | Type: Op-Ed | Author: Nick Dranias
In a showdown between the Obama administration and the town made famous by the gunfight at the O.K. Corral, the U.S. Forest Service is refusing to allow historic Tombstone, Ariz., to restore its municipal water supply after it was destroyed by torrential floods and mudslides in the summer of 2011.
The Next Case Against Obama's Health Care LawPosted on July 11, 2012 | Type: Blog | Author: Nick Dranias
The Goldwater Institute has long opposed the federal health care law as constitutionally questionable and a governmental intrusion on individual freedom. Nick Dranias, director of Goldwater's Center for Constitutional Government, was interviewed on Arizona Week.