Friday, April 20, 2012

ALEC Is Critical To Defeating Obamacare

You may have never heard of ALEC before the last few days, when both the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal editorialized on a campaign waged by shadowy lobbying groups to influence corporations to withdraw their support from this non-profit collaboration of state legislators.

The American Legislative Exchange Council, which was founded in 1973, is the only venue where state legislators committed to the Jeffersonian principles of limited government meet together to collaborate on model legislation that they are free to introduce in their state legislatures. As well as legislative members, ALEC includes private-sector members. I represent my employer in a small sub-set of the private-sector group, the non-profit private-sector members (a.k.a. the think tanks).

Anyone interested in defeating Obamacare and replacing it with a reform that puts patients – not the government – in charge of our own health-care dollars needs to support ALEC’s continued independence and success.

Read the entire column at The Apothecary.

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