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On May 20, 2013, HB 109 was enacted as the Health Care Compact.[1]

HB 43 was introduced in the Alabama House of Representatives on February 7, 2012 and referred to the Health Committee. An identical bill, SB 258, was introduced in the Alabama State Senate and also referred to its Health Committee. Both bills were indefinitely postponed on May 9, 2012.[2][3]

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Alaska has not introduced any legislation related to the Health Care Compact.

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On February 1, 2011, Arizona Senate Bill 1592 was introduced with 14 sponsors. It would have allowed the state to join the HCC. It was passed by the Senate on March 3, 2011, and by the House on April 11. It was sent to Gov. Jan Brewer (R) the next day, and she vetoed it on April 18.[4]

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Arkansas has not introduced any legislation related to the Health Care Compact.

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California has not introduced any legislation related to the Health Care Compact.

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On May 4, 2011, the Colorado House of Representatives passed HB 11-1273, a bill allowing the state to join the HCC.[5] It was sent to the Senate State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee, where it was postponed indefinitely on May 11, 2011.[6]

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Connecticut has not introduced any legislation related to the Health Care Compact.

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Delaware has not introduced any legislation related to the Health Care Compact.

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On January 9, 2012, State Senator Stephen Wise (R) introduced SB 1828, a bill that would have allowed Florida to join the HCC. It died in the Senate Health Regulation Committee on March 9, 2012[7]

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State Rep. Rick Jasperse (R) introduced House Bill 461 in March 2011 to allow Georgia to join the HCC.[8] The House[9] quickly passed the bill by a vote of 108-63, followed by the Senate, who approved by a vote of 35-19.[10]

Georgia officially became the first state to join the HCC on April 20, 2011, when Gov. Nathan Deal (R) signed the bill into law. He stated, “Georgia is the first state to have this health care compact legislation signed into law. A large majority of Georgians believe that we here are better equipped to manage our state’s health care needs than a one-size-fits-all plan under ‘Obamacare.'"[11]

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Hawaii has not introduced any legislation related to the Health Care Compact.

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Idaho has not introduced any legislation related to the Health Care Compact.

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Illinois has not introduced any legislation related to the Health Care Compact.

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Rep. Tim Neese's (R) bill to allow Indiana to join the Health Care Compact was approved by a vote of 61-35 on January 31 2012, with four Democrats supporting it.[12] It was initially passed by the Senate on February 29 with a 37-13 vote and signed by Gov. Mitch Daniels (R) on March 19.[13]

Neese stated, “We passed the Health Care Compact because health care is simply too vast and complicated for a one-size-fits-all federal policy. The Health Care Compact acknowledges that state authority over this issue means voters will have a voice in how their health care is managed so that customized solutions can be developed to solve Indiana's unique health care problems."[14]

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Iowa has not introduced any legislation related to the Health Care Compact.

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Rep. Jim Denning (R) sponsored HB 2520 to allow Kansas to join the HCC. It was introduced on January 24, 2012 and passed by a vote of 86-37 on February 22. It was sent to the Senate and last action on March 15, when it was referred to the Committee on Federal and State Affairs.[15] They declined to take up the bill in 2012.[16]

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback (R) signed HB 2533, the Health Care Compact in April 2014.[17]

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Kentucky has not introduced any legislation related to the Health Care Compact.

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The HCC was introduced into the Louisiana Senate as SB 206 by Sen. Elbert Guillory (D) in April 2011.[18][19]

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Maine has not introduced any legislation related to the Health Care Compact.

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Maryland has not introduced any legislation related to the Health Care Compact.

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Massachusetts has not introduced any legislation related to the Health Care Compact.

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Rep. Tom McMillin (R) introduced HB 4693, a bill to join the HCC, into the Michigan House of Representatives on May 26, 2011, where it was referred to the House Health Policy Committee.[20] Sen. Jim Marleau (R) introduced SB 973 in the Senate on February 16, 2012. It was referred to the Senate Health Policy Committee and reported in the Senate on March 20, 2012, with the recommendation that it pass.[21]

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Rep. Steve Gottwalt (R) introduced HF 2339, a bill to join the HCC, in the Minnesota House of Representatives in February 2012. It was approved by the Health and Human Services Committee on March 14 and sent to the Government Operations and Elections Committee.[22] It was passed by the House by a vote of 70-58 on March 25.[23]

Sen. David Hann (R) sponsored SF 1933, the companion bill, in the Senate. It passed on March 26, 2012, by a vote of 37-28 but was vetoed by Governor Mark Dayton (D).[24]

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Mississippi has not introduced any legislation related to the Health Care Compact.

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Missouri adopted the HCC when Gov. Jay Nixon (D) allowed the legislation to become law without his signature On July 14, 2011. It was sponsored in the Missouri House of Representatives by Eric Burlison.[25]

Nixon stated, "Every Missourian should have access to quality, affordable medical care, and it's vital that every health-care dollar is spent wisely. House Bill 423, which passed with bipartisan support, reflects the shared principle of greater flexibility for Missouri. But such flexibility can't be at the expense of limiting access to health care funding for Missourians.”[26]

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On May 12, 2011, Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D) vetoed a bill that would have had the state join the HCC.[27]

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Nebraska has not introduced any legislation related to the Health Care Compact.

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Nevada has not introduced any legislation related to the Health Care Compact.

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In late March 2012, the New Hampshire House of Representatives approved HB 1560 to join the HCC by a vote of 221-131, sending it to the Senate. The bill was sponsored by House Republican Leader D.J. Bettencourt.[28][29] On May 9, the Senate tabled the bill, meaning it was dead for the session.[30]

2012 gubernatorial candidate Maggie Hassan (D) said the plan was wrong for the state, stating, "Seniors pay their whole working lives for Medicare. Under this plan, workers would still pay a tax for Medicare health insurance, but now they would not be guaranteed Medicare coverage once they reach 65."[31]

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New Jersey has not introduced any legislation related to the Health Care Compact.

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New Mexico has not introduced any legislation related to the Health Care Compact.

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New York has not introduced any legislation related to the Health Care Compact.

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North Carolina has not introduced any legislation related to the Health Care Compact.

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HB 1291, a bill to join the HCC, was sponsored in the North Dakota House of Representatives by Rep. Jim Kasper (R). It failed on a vote of 36–56 in February 2011.[32]

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Sen. Tim Grendell (R) introduced SB 189, a bill to join the HCC, into the Ohio State Senate in June 2011. It did not pass.[33]

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Oklahoma became the second state to adopt the HCC on May 18, 2011.[34]

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Oregon has not introduced any legislation related to the Health Care Compact.

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Pennsylvania has not introduced any legislation related to the Health Care Compact.

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Rhode Island has not introduced any legislation related to the Health Care Compact.

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Sponsored by Sen. Larry Grooms and others, S.836, a bill to join the HCC, was passed by the South Carolina State Senate by a vote of 24-13 on April 11, 2012. Grooms stated, “This is a chance to make Washington’s failure South Carolina’s success. I encourage other states that believe in the free market to join South Carolina in passing the Healthcare Compact.”[35]

The bill was sent to the House, where it was passed on June 5 by a vote of 81-31 and signed into law by Gov. Nikki Haley (R) on June 7.[36]

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House Bill 1191 was introduced in January 2012. It was last acted on February 7, 2012 when the Health and Human Services Committee deferred it to the 41st legislative day.[37]

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A measure to allow Tennessee to join the HCC passed the Senate by a vote of 22-9 in 2011. The companion bill, sponsored by Mark Pody (R), was approved in the House Finance Subcommittee on April 23, 2012 by a vote of 8-3.[38] On May 1, the Senate voted along party lines 45-26 to approve the bill, but that was five votes short of the majority needed. Twenty-eight representatives did not vote.[39]

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On July 18, 2011, Gov. Rick Perry (R) signed a measure into law allowing Texas to join the HCC.[40] It was introduced as SB 7 by Rep. Lois Kolkhorst.

Perry stated, “Texas faces unique challenges when it comes to health care delivery, and Washington’s one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t fit our needs. SB 7 provides state-based solutions to rising health care costs by providing millions in savings, rewarding innovation and improving the health care of Texans."[41]

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On March 20, 2012, Gov. Gary Herbert signed a measure to allow Utah to join the HCC. It was sponsored by Sen. Stuart Adams (R) and introduced as SB208.[42]

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Vermont has not introduced any legislation related to the Health Care Compact.

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On May 25, 2011, HB 2125 was introduced in the Washington State House of Representatives, sponsored by Republicans Kevin Parker, Joe Schmick and Susan Fagan. The bill, by resolution, was reintroduced and retained in present status on April 11, 2012[43]

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West Virginia has not introduced any legislation related to the Health Care Compact.

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Wisconsin has not introduced any legislation related to the Health Care Compact.

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Wyoming has not introduced any legislation related to the Health Care Compact.

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  2. Alabama Legislature, "History for HB 43 (Regular Session 2013)," accessed July 6, 2012
  3. Alabama Legislature, "History for SB 258 (Regular Session 2013)," accessed July 6, 2012
  4. Arizona State Legislature, "Bill Status Overview - SB1592," accessed May 26, 2012
  5. Health Care Compact, "Colorado House Passes Health Care Compact," May 4, 2011
  6. Colorado State Legislature, "Summarized History for Bill Number HB11-1273," accessed May 26, 2012
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  10. Georgia General Assembly, "Senate Vote #177," accessed May 26, 2012
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  18. Healthcare Compact, "Health Care Compact Introduced in Louisiana," April 22, 2011
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  21. Michigan Votes, "2012 Senate Bill 973: Join multi-state Health Care Compact," accessed June 23, 2012
  22. Health Care Compact, "Minnesota Warms to Health Care Compact," March 19, 2012
  23. Minnesota House of Representatives, "Interstate Health Care Compact Passes the Minnesota House," March 25, 2012
  24. Minnesota State Legislature, "SF 1933," accessed June 23, 2012
  25. Columbia Missourian, "Missouri enacts health care compact," July 14, 2011
  26. Healthcare Compact, "Missouri Becomes Third State To Make Health Care Compact Law," July 14, 2011
  27. Office of the Montana Governor, "Veto of HB 526," May 12, 2011
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  30. SeaCoastOnline, "'Chambersanship' enters Concord fray," May 13, 2012
  31. The Republic, "Dem gubernatorial candidate Hassan calls health compact bill risky, wrong for NH," April 24, 2012
  32. Plains Daily, "ND Interstate Freedom Health Care Compact Fails," February 17, 2011
  33. Cleveland Tea Party, "Health Care Compact introduced in Ohio Senate," June 17, 2011
  34. Health Care Compact Blog, "Oklahoma Second State To Sign Health Care Compact Into Law," May 18, 2011
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  40. Reuters, "Perry signs bill allowing Texas healthcare "compact"," July 18, 2011
  41. Health Care Compact, "Health Care Compact Signed Into Law In Texas," July 18, 2011
  42. Salt Lake Tribune, "Utah fifth state to join Health Care Compact," March 20, 2012
  43. MyGov365, "HB 2512 Current status," accessed July 5, 2012 (dead link)