South Carolina to Consider Health Care Nullification

South Carolina State Representatives Duncan, Long and Wylie have House Joint Resolution 4240 (HJR4240), which proposes a South Carolina State Constitutional Amendment stating that “No law may be enacted that restricts an individual’s freedom of choice of private health care systems or private health insurance plans of any type. No law may be enacted that…

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Health Care Freedom in Virginia

The Campaign for Liberty has stepped to the plate big time in Virginia, getting out ahead of the feds and finding a sponsor for the Virginia Health Care Freedom Act, to be introduced in 2010.

The Act reads, in part:

Neither the Governor nor the Department of Health, the Department of Public Welfare or any other Commonwealth agency shall participate in the compliance with any Federal law, regulation or policy that would compromise the freedom of choice in health care of any resident of this Commonwealth.

Man, just copying and pasting that feels great.

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Scott Plakon, Michael Boldin on Tea Party Patriots Live

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Last weekend, I had the honor of spending a few minutes on air with our friends over at TeaPartyPatriotsLive.com – on 660 WORL in Orlando. Also joining in the discussion is FL State Rep, Scott Plakon. The topics? Good stuff – nullification, health care freedom, medical marijuana, firearms…

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Nullifying National Health Care in Kansas

This Tuesday, 10-27-09, Kansas State Senator Mary Pilcher-Cook and other state legislators will be announcing a “Kansas Health Care Freedom Amendment” – a proposal for a state constitutional amendment that would effectively nullify national health care in that state.  (h/t Jeff Matthews)

Already, four states are considering similar amendments, and more than 15 may see them introduced in the 2010 legislative session.

Writes Senator Pilcher-Cook:

These last few months have made it abundantly clear to us — it is urgent to stand up now to protect our heath care in Kansas.

If federal legislation is passed, ordering government to give free health care (or perceived to be free), there will be an unlimited demand that even the government will not be able to meet. Rationing comes next — government-run health care cannot supply all citizens with the health care they desire, which results in the federal government making the decisions about when and where to deny individual requests for health care.

I am dedicated to:

  • Preserving the freedom of Kansans to provide for their health care.
  • Safeguarding the liberty of Kansans from any federal government action, which would coerce participation in a health care system.
  • Defending the independence of Kansans to pay directly for health care services without penalty.

Here’s an excerpt of the proposed amendments’ text:

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