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Tue February 18, 2014
House Committee Reviews Bill That Would Allow Kansas To Opt Out Of The ACA
A proposal to allow Kansas to opt out of the federal health care overhaul is being reviewed by the house Federal and State Affairs Committee.
The bill would bring Kansas into a compact among states to take control of health care policy within their borders.
The compact is the project of the conservative, Texas-based group Competitive Governance Action.
Congress would have to approve the compact and cede power to the states on health care. Compact supporters think that's a possibility if Republicans control both chambers.
Many Republican lawmakers, as well as Governor Sam Brownback, have been highly critical of the Affordable Care Act.
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