As the Kansas Legislature continues to work on the budget over the next few days, we encourage you to take a moment to ask your legislator to stop the spending increases in our state. Kansas’ spending and debt have skyrocketed over the past 60 years. Our state government’s spending increased by 571% from 1960 to [...]
Health Insurance Exchanges Attack Free Market Principles
AFP Kansas opposes the formation of a government exchange in the state of Kansas. While in theory exchanges can be neutral and promote free markets, in reality they often are tied to government regulations and restrictions that attack free market principles. AFP will oppose government exchange legislation expected to be debated during the 2012 legislative session. In addition, we are opposed to the state of Kansas seeking federal grants through non-legislative routes that are designed to implement or help establish a government exchange in Kansas. If there is any uncertainty as to whether the acceptance of a federal grant binds the state of Kansas to subsequently set up a government exchange, then the grant should not be sought, plain and simple.
The last day of the regular session is Saturday, April 2. Next week, the legislature will consider conference committee reports where House and Senate conferees negotiate agreements on pieces of legislation.
Here are some items of interest over the last few days: