From the AP report, via Forbes.com
Former GOP presidential candidate Steve Forbes and Republican U.S. Rep. John Shadegg of Arizona endorsed a proposal on Tuesday that will appear on the November ballot and ask voters whether they want state-guaranteed protections for health care.
Forbes and Shadegg said deep flaws in the health care overhaul now being considered by Congress underscore the need for the proposed amendment to the Arizona constitution. The proposal would prohibit requirements that a person or employer participate in a health care system and would ban penalties against patients or businesses for paying for health services on their own.
The principle behind such state-based legislation, refusing to comply with federal laws and/or regulations, is nullification. When a state ‘nullifies’ a federal law, it is proclaiming that the law in question is void and inoperative, or ‘non-effective,’ within the boundaries of that state; or, in other words, not a law as far as that state is concerned.
According to our sources, we expect to see nearly 2 dozen states consider legislation that would effectively nullify national healthcare within state boundaries.