|The 26th Alaska State Legislature, 2009 - 2010|
Oppose Federal Health Care Reform Bills
|Sponsored by Rep. Mike Chenault|
Co-Sponsors: Rep. Wilson, Rep. Keller, Rep. Kelly, Rep. Stoltze, Rep. Wilson, Rep. Olson, Rep. Dahlstrom, Rep. Ramras
“Urging the United States Congress to oppose federal health care reform bills.”
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House Resolution 14 requests the Alaska Congressional delegation to vote against current health care reform bills and to develop health care reform that is affordable and accessible to all legal residents. It also requests the Governor to review the constitutionality of the Nebraska Compromise that guaranteed Nebraskans would receive a break to pay for expanded access to Medicaid benefits. This exemption was granted in order to obtain Senator Ben Nelson's vote in order to get the 60 votes needed to send the health care reform legislation to the Senate floor. Vermont, Florida and Louisiana also received special deals in order to get Senators' votes to reach the 60 vote threshold.
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