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By Bob Dole
The industrious island has proved itself worthy of U.S. inclusion
Topic - Brett Hildabrand
A proposal to allow Kansas to exempt itself from the national health care overhaul is a serious attempt to shield the state from federal requirements and not merely symbolic, supporters said Thursday as the measure cleared its first significant legislative hurdle.
The Hays Daily News, Feb. 9
Some conservative Kansas lawmakers are pushing to sever the state from the authority of the Affordable Care Act.
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"This is far from symbolic," he said after the committee's meeting.
The other lawmaker pushing the bill, Rep. Brett Hildabrand, also a Shawnee Republican, told the committee: "The topic of health care is too large and too complex of an issue for a cookie-cutter approach to be applied broadly across the nation. That is why health care needs to be addressed at the state level."