Missouri’s HB:1534, also known as the Federal Health Care Reform Law, declares the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as unauthorized by the United States Constitution. Furthermore, language utilized in the bill creates criminal penalties for persons enforcing or attempting to enforce the act…
According to Article 1 of the Missouri Constitution, the purpose of the government is to protect the rights and property of the people, and that neither other states nor the general government has the right to regulate their internal affairs. So it seems pretty clear that Missouri Government isn’t supposed to allow tyranny to proceed unchecked, but should be working to protect its citizens from the abuses of Big Government. Because of this, passionate supporters of HB:1534 spoke at a recent hearing not only about the unconstitutionality of the Federal Health Care Reform Law, but that Missouri citizens shouldn’t be required to accept health care that includes provisions that they are morally or religiously opposed to. Additionally, there was the thought that people should be free to opt out of certain services and providers. Testifying for the bill were Representative Bahr; James Coyne, Mid-Missouri Patriots; Ron Calzone, Missouri First; and Missouri Right to Life.
However, those who opposed HB:1534 noted that access to affordable health care is vital to people living with certain diseases, such as AIDS and HIV. And rather than encourage individual responsibility, such opposition believed that robust Governmental measures are necessary in order to protect life and prevent the further transmission of dangerous diseases. Testifying against the bill was Gretchen Waddell of the Missouri AIDS Task Force.
Meanwhile, others like Dave Roland of the Freedom Center of Missouri, noted that when the United States Constitution was ratified, several states demanded that certain rights be protected, such as a state’s ability to reject certain federal actions.
As a result, the Committee on General Laws voted “do pass” by a vote of 5 to 4 on March 29, 2012.
For a summary of the Committee Version of the Bill please click “Committee Version“.
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Since HB1534 has been passed by the Missouri House, it currently is on the House Bills for Perfection Calendar – which means the full House still has to vote on it. Please use the following link to contact your Missouri Representative, and let them know you will be watching – and voting accordingly – depending on how they choose to support this bill!
Also, please contact the Majority Floor Leader and Speaker of the House, and encourage them to support HB:1534.
Additionally, as HB1534 is sponsored by Rep. Kurt Bahr (District 19), please take a moment to thank him for his hard work in interposing between you and Washington. You can contact him via phone at 573-751-9768, or by e-mail: Kurt.Bahr@house.mo.gov
To review the status of HB1534, please click HB1534.
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The Affordable Health Care Act is nothing but a farce as it will inflate the cost of medical care and diminish the quality of health care by doctors who will be told how to deal with cases in order to try to eliminate costs. Open up people's abilities to purchase H.C. insurance outside of the states they live in and let free enterprise choice through competition lower the real price of health care to individuals to actually make it affordable to everyone. Less regulation by over sized Federal bureaucracy will allow better care and lower costs.
The opponets could really have picked a better choice than: However, those who opposed HB:1534 noted that access to affordable health care is vital to people living with certain diseases, such as AIDS and HIV.
It's a self inflicted disease folks. You're not going to get much sympathy or help in opposing the bill.
"No legislative act... contrary to the Constituiton, can be valid." Alexander Hamilton in the Federalist Papers Number 78 (1787).
This is one great way to get rid of this 2,700 page illegal and unconstitutional monstrosity---nullify it state by state.