Health Care Compact Myths, Busted

Rep. Tom McMillin (R-Rochester) is currently seeking cosponsors in the Michigan House of Representatives for a bill he will introduce that would enroll Michigan in a multistate Health Care Compact. If approved by Congress, this would put the state in charge of all health care regulations and programs for its people, among other things exempting Michigan from ObamaCare’s mandates, including the one that forces every American to have health insurance. It would also turn over to the state Michigan’s share of federal Medicare and Medicaid spending.

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The organization promoting the Health Care Compact has a website on which they post a regular series of “Myth Busters,” among other things. Here is the latest, as sent to the group’s email list:

MYTH: The Health Care Compact is a health care policy reform.

FACT: The Health Care Compact is a governance reform.

The Health Care Compact is an interstate compact — which is simply an agreement between two or more states that is consented to by Congress — that restores authority and responsibility for health care regulation to the member states (except for military health care, which will remain federal), and provides the funds to the states to fulfill that responsibility.