COLUMBIA, S.C. (Jan. 10, 2013) – Just days after hundreds gathered in Columbia rallying in support of a bill that would nullify the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in South Carolina, momentum continues to build.
On Tuesday, more than 300 people descended on the Palmetto State capitol demanding lawmakers take action and stop implementation of Obamacare. The following day, three representatives signed on as cosponsors of H3101. On Thursday, two more followed suit. Eric Bedingfield (R-Greenville), Dennis Moss (R-Cherokee), Dwight Loftis (R-Greenville), Wendy Nanny (R-Greenville) and Michael Pitts (R-Laurens) all inked their names on the bill.
H3101 requires state lawmakers take every measure to “prevent the enforcement of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act within the limits of this state.” The bill also provides for criminal penalties for any “official, agent, or employee of the United States government or an employee of a corporation providing services to the United States government who enforces or attempts to enforce an act, order, law, statute, rule, or regulation of the government of the United States in violation of this article.”Details