Kansas Senate Considers State Health Care Compact

Apr 4, 2014

The Senate is also taking up a bill to bring Kansas into a multi-state compact asking to be exempted from the Affordable Care Act.

If Senators pass the bill today, it will go to Governor Sam Brownback.

The House approved it last month.

If the U.S. Congress consents, the compact lets participating states remove themselves from all federal health regulations.

Many Republican lawmakers strongly oppose the Affordable Care Act. They see it as intrusive and burdensome.

Critics say the bill is symbolic and that Congress won’t approve a compact.

The Texas-based group pushing the compact says eight other states have enacted similar laws, including Missouri.