HB707 was introduced this year to prohibit enforcement of significant portions of Obamacare in Georgia. (learn more about it here) It was passed through the house on Mar. 3 by a 115-59 vote. HB707 has since been referred to the Senate Insurance and Labor Committee where it will need to pass by a majority before the full senate can concur with the house’s decision.Details
Today, the Georgia state house of representatives passed a bill which bans the state from participating in significant portions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). House Bill 707 (HB707), introduced by Rep. Jason Spencer, pushes back against the ACA in five ways. It passed the house in a late-night vote of 115-59.Details
On Feb. 3, HJR1084 was introduced as an amendment to Oklahoma’s state constitution in response to federal overreach of Obamacare. If passed by the House and Senate, Oklahoma residents would have an opportunity to vote to approve the measure as part of the state constitution. It would ban the state from taking any action to help effectuate any part of the affordable care act, as plan that Judge Andrew Napolitano said would “gut Obamacare.”
No agency of the state, or officer or employee of the state, acting on behalf of the state, may engage in an activity that aids any agency in the enforcement of those provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 and any subsequent federal act that amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 that exceed the authority of the United States Constitution.
On Jan. 8, SB546 was introduced by Sen. John Lamping (R-24) to stop the implementation of significant provisions of Obamacare in the state of Missouri. (learn more about it here) It was promptly referred to the Small Business, Insurance and Industry Committee.Details
Among other things, this bill would “prohibit the Governor, the Personnel Cabinet, and state agencies from participating in or complying with any federal law, regulation, or policy that would compromise the freedom of choice in the health care decisions of any resident of Kentucky.”Details
After undergoing another metamorphosis, a bill to end cooperation with the implementation of Obamacare in Georgia emerged from the House Judiciary committee and moved on to the full House with a favorable report.Details
Last year, the South Carolina Freedom of Health Care Protection Act was introduced, H.3101. It was known as the “Obamacare Nullification” bill because it initially declared the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to be illegal within the state. Through the house process, the bill was significantly narrowed and eventually passed by a large margin. The vote was 65-34.…Details
A bill proposed in the Kentucky House would essentially bar any state cooperation with implementation of Obamacare.Details
On Feb. 10, SB361 was introduced as the 2nd Health Care Freedom Act for Kansas. It would suspend the licenses of insurance carriers who accept federal subsidies through one of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s (PPACA) health insurance Exchanges. STATUS – referred to the Public Health and Welfare Committee where it will need…Details
States don’t have to help implement Obamacare.