Healthcare Freedom

Healthcare decisions are intensely personal, and everyone deserves the right to make their own healthcare decisions and from what type of healthcare coverage they purchase to what medications they take. Health reform that works must be focused on expanding choices including allowing individuals to purchase insurance across state lines, to opt for an alternative to traditional health insurance, and to allow individual patients to access promising medications.

The problems in healthcare are not a result of too little government, but too much government. Rather than mandating one-size fits all coverage, the focus should be on increasing the choices available to individuals.

Phoenix—Today the Arizona Supreme Court ruled that state lawmakers have legal standing to challenge the hospital provider tax that is being used to fund a Medicaid eligibility expansion. The Court’s decision does not mean the hospital tax is legal or illegal; the decision simply allows the case to move forward and be heard on the merits. 

“After a year and a half of stalling tactics by the Brewer Administration, state lawmakers will finally have their day in court to challenge this illegal tax,” said Christina Sandefur, a senior attorney at the Goldwater Institute.

Will U.S. Supreme Court Hear Challenge to Obamacare’s Independent Payment Advisory Board?

Goldwater Institute asks court to hear challenge to price-setting board

 

Phoenix—Today the Goldwater Institute filed a legal petition asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear its challenge to the Independent Payment Advisory Board created by the Affordable Care Act.

Arizona Voters Pass “Right To Try” For Terminally Ill Patients

Ariz. Becomes fifth state this year to expand access to medicines for dying Americans

 

Contact: Starlee Coleman

scoleman@goldwaterinstitute.org

(602) 758-9162

 

Goldwater Institute case challenging funding for expansion will be heard November 6

 

Contact: Starlee Coleman

(602) 758-9162

 

Phoenix—This week the Arizona Supreme Court will determine whether or not state legislators can challenge Arizona’s Medicaid expansion tax under Obamacare. The Supreme Court will hear the arguments in Tucson at the University of Arizona law school this Thursday, November 6, under a program that brings live legal proceedings to Arizona high schools and universities.

 

“There is no known cause, and no known cure...”

Those were the words told to Ted Harada when he was diagnosed with ALS, commonly known as Lou Gherig’s disease in 2010. Weakness invaded his body as the disease started to take hold. At 38 years old, Ted worried about leaving his three young children behind, to face an uncertain future.

Right To Try Bill Offers Hope To Terminally Ill; Awaits Gov. Synder’s Signature

The Michigan legislature today approved Right to Try legislation (SB991), which provides terminally ill patients access to potentially life-saving medications not yet fully approved by the FDA. The popular bill will now move to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s (R) desk for signature. Michigan would become the fourth state behind Colorado, Missouri and Louisiana to enact the Right to Try law, which provides hope to terminal patients who have exhausted traditional treatment options.

Columnist George Will has said, “The Goldwater Institute is simply in the liberty business, and there's no institution in the country that performs that business better."

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MICHIGAN MOVES CLOSER TO ENACTING ‘RIGHT TO TRY’ EXPERIMENTAL MEDICATION LAW

 

Contact: Charles Siler

(602) 633-8960

 

MEDIA ADVISORY: AZ GOV. FIGHTS COURT RULING GIVING 36 LEGISLATORS THEIR DAY IN COURT

Brewer violated a voter-enacted constitutional protection when she illegally forced Medicaid expansion through the legislature

 

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