Texas Governor Rick Perry announced last week that he will not comply with Obamacare; he refuses to expand Medicaid and will not establish a state-run health insurance market exchange.
Rick Perry is grandstanding because he has failed to protect Texans from the threat of the new IRS enforced “tax” against people who decline Obamacare.
Oklahoma State Representative Mike Ritz plans to introduce legislation that does protect the states’ citizens because it authorizes Oklahoma’s Attorney General to defend citizens who fail to purchase insurance against the federal government, and it criminalizes enforcement of the individual mandate.
The proposed Oklahoma bill is based on model legislation from the Tenth Amendment Center, the ‘Federal Health Care Nullification Act’.
Although Bilderberger Rick Perry pretends to be a conservative and constitutionalist, his opposition to Obamacare is a lightweight effort that fails to protect individuals.
Nonetheless, it is still helpful in the movement to nullify Obamacare. If states refuse to set up insurance market exchanges, the federal government says it will implement the insurance exchange for them. However, Michael Boldin of the Tenth Amendment Center said, “if the federal government had the resources to do this in the first place, states wouldn’t even be part of the equation. It is unlikely that that the feds have the funding to do this, and they’ll need the complicity of the states to pull it off.”
Perry’s weak refusal is a step in the right direction, but it doesn’t go far enough because the people will still be subject to IRS tax penalties and massive new taxes that will be required to fund the Obamacare monstrosity.Details