April 5, 2011,
Nicknamed the “grandson of nullification”, HB 298 passed the Senate 24-11. The House approved the measure in March, and the bill will head for the governor’s desk.
The bill targets the discretionary aspects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and bars the state from implementing non-mandated aspects of the plan for one year. It also prevents the state from accepting federal money to implement the plan.
(2) No department, agency or political subdivision of the state of Idaho shall establish any program, promulgate any rule, policy, guideline or plan or change any program, rule, policy or guideline to implement discretionary provisions of the PPACA.Details