We believe patients and families, not bureaucrats or politicians, should control health care and health spending decisions. To that end, it is imperative that Governors stand for patient choice and freedom and prevent the expensive and burdensome implementation a bad health overhaul law while we all work together for repeal.
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(Gubernatorial incumbent version)
I pledge to oppose all measures and efforts which would facilitate implementation of the health overhaul law enacted in March 2010.*
I shall veto all bills that would allow or advance the law’s implementation, and shall initiate any necessary and appropriate action to block its implementation. I shall oppose measures accepting federal funds that could lock our state into putting provisions of the law in place.
I shall oppose measures and efforts that would facilitate implementation of the whole law or any of its component parts, including those that would impose mandates, restrict patient and doctor choice and control over medical decisions, violate individual freedom and privacy, reduce competition, create any new state or state-controlled bureaucracies, or increase fees or taxes to comply with the law.
*The health care overhaul law is defined as consisting of: 1) The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H.R. 3590), signed into law on March 23, 2010; and 2) The Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (H.R. 4872), signed into law on March 30, 2010.
**The Repeal Pledge’s Advisory Board, recognizing the tactic of attaching poison pills to otherwise qualifying legislation, will determine which legislative efforts are legitimate for the purpose of this pledge.