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  • Bill to ban "Obama Care" advances in Louisiana Legislature

    04/21/2010 9:17:27 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies · 600+ views ^ | 4/21/10 | Dave Cohen
    A committee of Louisiana lawmakers has advanced a bill to the full House that seeks to stop federal health care reform from taking effect in the state. The proposed constitutional amendment states that "no law or rule shall compel any person, employer, or health care provider to participate in any health care system." "We think the people ought to decide if this is how they want to be governed," Louisiana Health and Hospitals Secretary Alan Levine told the committee. "Basically the state is asserting it's sovereignty." The governor's office says the federal government is treading on state's rights.
  • [Louisiana state] legislator pushing amendment addressing health-care changes

    08/13/2009 9:15:47 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 19 replies · 1,603+ views
    The (Baton Rouge) Advocate ^ | August 11, 2009 | Marsha Shuler
    A Republican lawmaker said Monday that he will propose a constitutional amendment to protect Louisiana from the repercussions of possible national health-care changes. “This is kind of a way to throw the gauntlet down and stand up for ourselves as a state,” said state Rep. Kirk Talbot, a River Ridge businessman. Talbot said he wants to protect state rights in the health-care arena via a constitutional change he will seek in 2010. The change would require a two-thirds vote of the Legislature, then approval by the state’s voters to take effect. Arizona and Florida are already considering similar proposals. “I...