New Jersey Assemblywoman Allison Littell McHose (R- Sussex) has resubmitted a bill that would nullify the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act in the Garden State.
McHose proposed the legislation late in the 2011 legislative session, but it never got out of committee. The newly filed bill, A861, “renders the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Pub.L.111-148, as amended by the federal Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, Pub.L.111-152, and any federal rules and regulations adopted pursuant thereto, null and void and of no force and effect in the State of New Jersey.”
A861 not only voids the insurance mandate, the focus of most health care freedom legislation and legal action. It takes the next step and declares the entire act null and void within the state of New Jersey. The bill itself provides the rational for nullification, based on the Tenth Amendment.Details