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ALEC lobbying platform circulating legislatures aims to kill state health care exchanges

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The Cato Institute's Michael Cannon's been racking up frequent-flier miles.

He's dropped in on more than a dozen states to make the case to lawmakers that they should not lift one legislative finger to implement President Barack Obama's health reform. 'It has been a fun ride,' he said.

Conservatives like John Graham of the Pacific Research Institute have also been touring states with the platform provided by the American Legislative Exchange Council to help kill off state-based exchanges, a key piece of health reform that will help millions of people purchase insurance coverage -- often with federal subsidies -- starting in 2014.

'Our approach has to be absolute noncollaboration, civil disobedience -- well, not civil disobedience but resistance ' by whatever means,' said Graham.
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OpedNews volunteer from 2005 to 2013.

Amanda Lang was a wonderful member of the Opednews team, and the first volunteer editor, for a good number of years being a senior editor. She passed away summer 2014.

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