(Fox Business) There’s been several attempts from Republican lawmakers to change or repeal the Affordable Care Act, but Rep. James Lankford, (R-OK), is now throwing his own proposal into the mixed bag of bills.
Lankford, chairman of the House Republican Policy Committee, introduced the Health Care Compact Bill this week, which transfers health-care decision making power from the federal government into the hands of state lawmakers. The bill does not yet have a date set for a vote.
“It’s not a cure-all for ObamaCare—we aren’t trying to replace it,” Lankford says. “We are just trying to give control back to states. It’s a pilot program to put this out there. States don’t have to take it, but for states that want to take care of their own people, I don’t see why they shouldn’t be able to.”