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Health Care Policy and Constitutional Rights - Co-Chairperson Hawker, Co-Chairperson Stoltze, Vice-Chairperson Thomas, and members of the committee, I thank you for the opportunity to offer this testimony. My name is Dave Roland, and I am a policy analyst for the Show-Me Institute, a non-profit, non-partisan, Missouri-based think tank that supports free-market solutions to the state?s social challenges.
The State Legislators Guide to Repealing ObamaCare - The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as "ObamaCare," is truly an unprecedented piece of federal legislation. Unfortunately for states, the precedent it sets is a bad one?one that will result in overburdened Medicaid programs, higher taxes, an unconstitutional requirement that individuals purchase health insurance, and a federal takeover of health insurance regulation.