Congress may not fund new health care law

Thomas McAuliffe, a Missouri Foundation for Health policy analyst, discusses to the pros and cons of the new federal health care law during a seminar Monday at the Callaway County Expension Center.

Thomas McAuliffe, a Missouri Foundation for Health policy analyst, discusses to the pros and cons of the new federal health care law during a seminar Monday at the Callaway County Expension Center. Photo by Don Norfleet.

If the new federal health care law is not funded by Congress, it may become a law that is not enforced, a health care analyst said Monday in Fulton.

Thomas McAuliffe, a Missouri Foundation for Health policy analyst, said during a federal health care seminar at the Callaway County Extension Center that most of the federal law has funding “authorized” but not “appropriated.”

If Congress decided not to fully fund the new law, McAuliffe said, it might become like archaic laws that are still on the books but not enforced, “such as a law that makes it illegal to ride a horse on Sunday.”

To finish reading this article, please pick up a copy of The Fulton Sun at a newsstand nearest you or become a subscriber by calling (573) 642-7272.

Comments

Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Please review our Policies and Procedures before registering or commenting

| Fulton Sun>