Tuesday, February 7, 2012
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.”
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