Health Care

OVHCPAC:  Oklahoma SB83 is DEAD!!

SB 83 was heard on the Senate floor Thursday and once again, OVHC members filled the seats around the proceedings to witness Senator Yen’s tyrannical bill pass away. The debate was epic! Watch it here.

Big thanks to all the families who came out to …

Prominent Freedom Caucus members who led the fight against the AHCA
L-R: Chairman Mark Meadows (NC), Justin Amash (MI), Thomas Massie (KY), Raul Labrador (ID), Jim Jordan (OH)

After a lot of drama and negotiations this week over the Affordable Health Care Act, U.S. House leadership pulled the bill and canceled a vote on the measure. The ObamaCare repeal replacement repair plan had taken heavy criticism from conservatives in both the House and Senate, but especially from members of the House Freedom Caucus.

Congressman Mo Brooks (R-AL) of the Freedom Caucus called it “[O]ne of the worst bills I have seen in my 30 years as a county commissioner, legislator, district attorney and now congressman,”

After seven years of promising to “repeal and replace ObamaCare”, Speaker Paul Ryan and President Trump came up with a lame excuse of a healthcare plan, with no full repeal, no full replacement, and essentially just tinkering around the edges.

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Mar. 24, 2017) – West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has signed bill into law that will help facilitate healthcare freedom without federal government regulation. Del. Joel Ellington (R-Princeton) and Del. Amy Summers (R-Flemington) introduced House Bill 2301 (HB2301) on Feb. 9. The new law specifies that direct primary care agreements (sometimes called medical…

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (March 21, 2017) – Last week, the Arkansas House passed a bill that would help facilitate healthcare freedom and set the stage to nullify federally run healthcare in practice in the state. Rep. Justin Gonzales (R-Okolona) introduced House Bill 2240 (HB2240) on March 6. The legislation specifies that direct primary care agreements…

Real health care solutions available

Let us start talking about health care by getting a few things out of the way.

First, looking for government solutions to health care is a lost cause. We can quibble, but in the end, any plans coming out of D.C. are going to be based on special interests and political advantage. The second is the error of conflating health care with insurance. Health care insurance is not health care, any more than car insurance is car maintenance. To fix our system’s problems, we have to move away from treating health insurance as a cost-sharing plan for non-catastrophic, non-major medical care.

Real solutions are happening right now across Oklahoma and the U.S. as providers in several areas of care are stepping away from the fantasy pricing of the insurance-based system …

CARSON CITY, Nevada (March 16, 2017) – A bill introduced in the Nevada Senate would help facilitate healthcare freedom and set the stage to nullify federal programs, like Obamacare, in practice. Sen. Patricia Farley (R-Las Vegas) introduced Senate Bill 208 (SB208) on Feb. 27. The legislation specifies that direct primary care agreements (sometimes called medical retainer…

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Mar. 15, 2017) – Today, the West Virginia House gave final approval to a bill that would help facilitate healthcare freedom without federal government regulation. Del. Joel Ellington (R-Princeton) and Del. Amy Summers (R-Flemington) introduced House Bill 2301 (HB2301) on Feb. 9. The legislation specifies that direct primary care agreements (sometimes called medical…

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (March 14, 2017) – A West Virginia bill to shut down the state-run Obamacare health insurance exchange passed the House today. Final passage of the legislation would take an important first step toward withdrawing the state from implementing the national healthcare program. Rep. Joe Ellington (R-Princeton) sponsored House Bill 2119 (HB2119), The legislation…

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Mar. 14, 2017) – A Missouri Senate bill would ban public health clinics from administering vaccines that contain mercury or any other metal put into the vaccine for preservation purposes, contradicting approved federal policy. Senate Bill 538 (SB538) was introduced by Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal (D-University City) to mitigate concerns regarding vaccine safety.…

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (March 14, 2017) – A bill that would help facilitate healthcare freedom, and set the stage to nullify federal control over the industry in practice, unanimously passed the Alabama Senate last week. Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur) introduced Senate Bill 94 (SB94) on Feb. 7. The legislation specifies that direct primary care agreements (sometimes…