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ALEC Offers State Legislators Advice On The Health Law’s Repeal

Kansas Health Institute News: A Legislator's Guide To Repealing Obamacare
The American Legislative Exchange Council, a controversial and somewhat shadowy national group that works to influence state legislators, has a manual for fighting the federal health reform law. It is called: "The State Legislators Guide to Repealing Obamacare." ... [It] includes 14 specific steps state officials can take to undo or impede the 2010 federal health reform law known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Several actions from the playbook, including last year's passage of a bill that was essentially drafted and promoted by ALEC, already have been taken in Kansas (Cauthon, 8/29). Kansas Health Institute News also details the three main national organizations dedicated to providing policy and research to state legislators across the country — ALEC is the most controversial (Cauthon, 8/29). 

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