Arizona Representatives Carl Seel, Steve Smith, Adam Kwasman, David W. Stevens, Bob Thorpe, Judy Burges, Brenda Barton, David Livingston, Darin Mitchell, Kelly Townsend and Kelli Ward have introduced a bill that would prohibit the federal government from implementing a health care exchange in this state.
HCR2014 would amend Arizona statutes by adding a section on state-based health care exchanges. The text of the bill simply states:
“This state may not establish or administer a state‑based health care exchange.
2. The Secretary of State shall submit this proposition to the voters at the next general election as provided by article IV, part 1, section 1, Constitution of Arizona.”
Leading the long list of sponsor’s on this bill is Representative Carl Seel. Being the first representative to prefile a house bill with HB2001 (state health care exchange; prohibition) his urgency to remedy the unconstitutional act was obvious! When I spoke with Representative Seel about the bill, he expressed his outrage for Obamacare. Stating, “it would be the biggest tax increase in recent history.” He then expressed in detail how tyrannical it was. Also, he reaffirmed his devotion for the oath he took to the constitution and he said that he is “duty bound to uphold it.” When asked about Jan Brewer’s recent decision to expand medacaid, he stated, “it’s another federal government program we don’t need to be involved in. The reason why Jan decided to expand is because the federal government pays 90% of the fee.”
LEGISLATION AND TRACKING
If you would like to see model legislation to introduce in your state to nullify state health care exchanges, please see The Tenth Amendment Center’s Model Legislation: Model Legislation: Nullify Obamacare in 4 Steps
Track the status of federal health care nullification legislation in states around the country HERE
If you live in Arizona, contact your state legislator. Let him or her know your concern for the health care exchange and that you expect support for this legislation. Click here for contact information.
If you live outside of Arizona, still contact your state legislator. Inform him or her that you hope similar legislation will be introduced in your state.
Also, you may want to contact the sponsors and co-sponsors of this bill and thank them:
Representatives Carl Seel, Steve Smith, Adam Kwasman, David W. Stevens, Bob Thorpe, Judy Burges, Brenda Barton, David Livingston, Darin Mitchell, Kelly Townsend and Kelli Ward