ObamaCare Opponents Differ Sharply Over Strategy at ALEC Conference

By Kevin Mooney
A dispute over the merits and potential defects of health care exchange systems continued to rage last week at the American Legislative Exchange Council’s (ALEC) annual meeting in New Orleans as state officials expressed concern over ObamaCare’s Medicaid mandates.

TAGS: American Legislative Exchange Council, Cato Institute, health care exchanges, Heritage Foundation, Judge Roger Vinson, Medicaid, ObamaCare, patient protection and affordable care act

State Senator Unveils Legislation Prohibiting National Health Care Mandates

By Robert Flanagan
Louisiana State Senator A.G. Crowe has authored legislation that seeks to “Prohibit state or local governmental coercion of any Louisiana employer, health care provider, or individual to compel participation in any health care system or health insurance plan.” The legislation spells out a number of findings that include: The U.S. Supreme Court in Printz v....

TAGS: A.G. Crowe, American Legislative Exchange Council, Clint Bolick, Goldwater Institute, Health Care

Lousiana Department of Education Sees Drastic Salary Increases

By Robert Flanagan
A report by the Associated Press highlights increasing salaries within the Louisiana Department of Education. Between 2007 and 2009, the payroll has increased by 21%, while the number of employees has decreased. State Superintendent of Education Paul Pastorek argues that the increase is needed to get the “best human capital.” Pastorek, who earns a $430,000...

TAGS: American Legislative Exchange Council, Department of Education, Education, Paul Pastorek

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