Alaskan Lives At Risk: The Local Impact of Federal “Regulatory Reform” Proposals

Alaskan Lives At Risk: The Local Impact of Federal “Regulatory Reform” Proposals

April 3, 2012
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Americans’ lives, health and livelihoods would be put at risk if so called “regulatory reform” proposals now being considered by the U.S. Congress were to become law, slowing or stopping the regulatory process.

These dangerous proposals before congress include The Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act, The Regulatory Accountability Act (RAA), and The Regulatory Flexibility Improvement Act (RFIA). 

 

A staggering number of state residents will be harmed each if these three upcoming rulemakings are passed

  • Delaying the Affordable Care Act’s ban on health insurance companies discriminating against patients with pre-existing conditions for one year will put 3,090 newly diagnosed Alaskan cancer patients at risk of being denied health insurance.
  • In Alaska, allowing food processors to delay one year before using new standards from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for safe handling of produce will cause approximately 20,000 local cases of foodborne illness—more than twice the population of Sitka.