COLUMBIA S.C., Jan. 22, 2015 – Today, the South Carolina legislative session’s first committee hearing on a bill to block Obamacare in the state was filled by supporters, with a number of people overflowing into the hallway.Details
Texas SJR16 is a proposal to amend the Texas state constitution. If passed through the legislature, voters would have the opportunity to approve the amendment prohibiting any state agency from taking any action that compels or helps effectuate a health insurance mandate. PLEASE TAKE THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS – It doesn’t matter where you live in the state, please follow…Details
Missouri SB51 would suspend the licenses of insurance carriers who accept federal subsidies through the federally-run Obamacare exchange within the state, effectively nullifying these illegal IRS subsidies.
PLEASE TAKE THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS – It doesn’t matter where you live in the state, please follow all these steps to support this bill.Details
The South Carolina ACA Anti-Commandeering Act, H.3020 (more info here) has been introduced for 2015. If passed, it would “gut Obamacare” in the state. Your action is needed to help this bill move forward.Details
A bill has been introduced in the Colorado General Assembly that would stop the state from operating a state healthcare exchange for the Affordable Care Act.Details
As much as the federal government is rightfully criticized on this website, it is time to give credit where credit is due. They truly understand that persistence is key. No matter how hairbrained, laughable, or destructive their schemes may be, they always keep trying to push them down our throats. As a general rule, this persistence pays off. To see how, one only needs to consider Pres. Obama’s announcement that American airpower will now be directed at Syria.Details
The on-going implosion of Obamacare continues, as a U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued a decision against IRS subsidies for federal health care exchanges. In a 2-1 opinion, the court found Obamacare’s tax credit scheme to be unlawful.Details
Recently, the Supreme Court ruled that Obamacare was constitutional.
The Administration takes this as a green light to implement ObamaCare to its fullest extent possible. Because the election went in President Obama’s favor, the Senate and House have lost any desire to overturn the law. Without the overturn, it looks like the law making Obamacare a reality is going to stand forever.
Or is it?
In order to make Obamacare work properly, as it currently stands, there are two mainstays of Obamacare that must be carried out on the state level. Each state must implement an insurance exchange and they must drastically expand Medicare according to the law. These two items of ObamaCare will cost the states untold millions of dollars to implement.
When federal law goes bad, it is up to the states to protect their citizens. The legal theory is called nullification. Nullification is the idea that any given state has the right to invalidate federal laws that they consider unconstitutional. Somewhere along the line the Supreme Court got it wrong in their reasoning. Accordingly, it is like saying that since the government has a stake in GM it can create a law that says we can only buy GM cars. If we buy any other type of car we have to pay an extra tax on it.Details