Health Care Freedom Act Introduced in the PA Legislature

TAC_HealthCareFreedomThe Tenth Amendment Center’s four step road map to nullification of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) includes 1.) Refuse to implement the state-run health care exchange; 2.) Reject the Medicaid expansion; 3.) Pass Health Care Freedom Legislation; and 4.) Full nullification of the PPACA inside the state’s borders. Here in Pennsylvania, step 1 has been accomplished and a coalition of activists are currently working to accomplish step 2.

Representative Matt Baker has now continued progress on step 3 with the introduction of HB273, the Health Care Freedom Act. This act provides for the right of the individual to purchase private health insurance and prohibits any law from compelling an individual, employer, or health care provider to participate in any health care plan or system. It currently has 42 co-sponsors and it is assigned to the House Committee on Health, of which Rep. Baker is the chair.

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Rand Paul Reads TenthAmendmentCenter.com

Or, at least, we think alike. The junior Senator from Kentucky recently said that to believe in a “right” to health care one must support slavery: I’m a physician. That means you have a right to come to my house and conscript me. It means you believe in slavery. He’s right of course. As I pointed out nearly two…

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Oklahoma Voters Reject Health Care Mandates

Voters in Oklahoma today decided that they don’t want a law to require them to buy health insurance, as they voted to approve State Question 756 by a wide margin (64% in favor at the time of this writing). The question was the result of the Oklahoma legislature passing Senate Joint Resolution 59 (SJR59) this year.

The legislation states that “A law or rule shall not compel, directly or indirectly, any person, employer or health care provider to participate in any health care system” – in an attempt to nullify health insurance mandates within the state. It previously passed the State Senate by a vote of 30-13 and the State House by a vote of 88-9.

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Nullify the Mandate: Arizona Voters Look to Push Back

November 2nd is set to be an important day for the future of Arizona and America.  Not only will we vote for fresh faces who will vow to “get tough” in Washington, D.C., but states across the country are considering ballot measures that will pull the Tenth Amendment out of the closet for some serious stretching such…

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Louisiana Passes Health Care Freedom Act

WASHINGTON, June 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire — Last Friday, June 18, 2010, Louisiana became the first state with a Democrat-controlled legislature to oppose a requirement to purchase health insurance—the centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s health reform agenda. Louisiana House Bill 1474 (HB1474), which passed the Louisiana Senate with strong bipartisan support, will soon head to Gov. Bobby…

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Health Care Freedom Act Goes to Voters in Oklahoma

This fall, Oklahoma voters will decide if they want federal law to force them to buy health insurance, as Senate Joint Resolution 59 (SJR59) was passed by both State houses and enrolled today. The legislation states that “A law or rule shall not compel, directly or indirectly, any person, employer or health care provider to…

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Louisiana House Passes Health Care Freedom Act

With a 59-15 vote Thursday, the Louisiana State House approved a bill that declares no one in Louisiana can be mandated to pay a penalty if they don’t have insurance – or be required to participate in a health system. House Bill 1474 states that every Louisiana resident “is and shall be free from governmental…

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Health Care Freedom Act Goes To Voters in Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY—Missouri voters will decide if they want federal law to force them to buy health insurance, as Sen. Jane Cunningham’s (R-Chesterfield) “Health Care Freedom Act” has now passed the House and goes to the Secretary of State to be placed on the August ballot. The act was attached to a comprehensive insurance bill, House…

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Missouri Joins Health Care Battle

Senator Jane Cunningham’s Health Care Freedom Act (SJR25), nearly identical to Virginia’s, passed the Missouri Senate as a ballot referendum Tues. by a 26-8 vote. Three Dems., two up for reelection in conservative districts, crossed over to vote in favor. The legislation provides: “that no federal law shall compel a patient, employer, or health care…

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