Arizona bill would nullify health care act in its entirety

Arizona lawmakers will join those in New Jersey considering the strongest legislation blocking implementation of the federal health care act proposed in the United States so far this year.

HB2725 and the senate companion bill SB1475 would nullify the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 in their entirety.

The legislation emphatically declares that the federal health care acts “are not authorized by the Constitution of the United States and violate its true meaning and intent as given by the founders and ratifiers and are declared to be invalid in this state, shall not be recognized by this state, are specifically rejected by this state and are considered void and of no effect in this state.”

The bills go a step further, making it a criminal offense for any Arizona state or federal official, agent or employee to attempt to enforce any provision of the federal health care act in the Grand Canyon State.

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