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Virginia First State to Pass Health Care Freedom Act: 38 States Lining Up Against ObamaCare
Date:3/4/2010

in Health Care Act. Under the legislation, any state attempt to require an individual to purchase health insurance—or forbid an individual from purchasing services outside of the required health care system—would be rendered unconstitutional. The measure may also cause a federalism clash if Congress passes a law with either of these provisions.

"Control over our own individual health care choices is something most Americans take very personally. It is not surprising that so many state legislators are eager to pass legislation to protect their constituents from any health care mandates, either from the state or federal government," said Christie Herrera, director of ALEC's Health and Human Services Task Force, which is coordinating the nationwide effort.

"It is urgent for states to take action and protect the liberty of their citizens so they can direct their own health care in the way they see fit. Our history proves it is economic freedom that helped us reduce poverty and provide the good health care we have now. Command-and-control mandates advance destructive behavior on many levels," said Kansas State Senator Mary Pilcher-Cook, sponsor of SCR-1626, Kansas' Health Care Freedom Act.


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