Also known as the Affordable Health Care for America Act. To provide affordable, quality health care for all Americans and reduce the growth in health care spending, and for other purposes.
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 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.