Health
9:54 am
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.