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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Death Panel RattlePosted on October 05, 2012 | Type: In the News
The Goldwater Institute in Arizona is proceeding with a lawsuit -- Coons v. Geithner -- that challenges the constitutionality of Obamacare on the basis of the IPAB. The suit argues that the board violates the separation of powers. Moreover, Goldwater's attorneys point out, the federal health care law has been written in such a way to keep the unelected board members permanently entrenched.
Goldwater Institute Urges Lawmakers to Say "No" to State Insurance ExchangesPosted on September 25, 2012 | Type: Press Release
If Arizona lawmakers enact a state health insurance exchange as allowed by the federal health care law, Arizona taxpayers will be on the hook for direct subsidies to insurance companies, and employers in the state who decline to provide government-approved employee health insurance will face fines of up to $2,000 per employee annually, explains a Goldwater Institute Policy Memo released Tuesday.
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.
Arizona Should Not "Exchange" Healthcare Freedom for Government ControlPosted on September 25, 2012 | Type: Blog | Author: Christina Sandefur
This summer’s Supreme Court ruling in NFIB v. Sebelius effectively made states the ultimate guardians of healthcare freedom. Although the Court allowed the federal government to tax individuals who do not obtain government-approved health insurance policies, the decision puts states in a position to prevent the federal takeover of the nation’s healthcare industry.
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.