South Carolina to opt-out citizens from Obamacare

Bill: H3101 (text)

Sponsored by Reps. Chumley, Taylor, Smith, et al., H3101 (“South Carolina Freedom of Health Care Protection Act”) states, “The provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 which exceed the limited powers granted to the Congress pursuant to the Constitution cannot and should not be considered the supreme law of the land. The General Assembly of South Carolina has the absolute and sovereign authority to interpose and refuse to enforce the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 that exceed the authority of the Congress….No agency of the State, officer or employee of this State, acting on behalf of the state, may engage in an activity that aids any agency in the enforcement of those provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 and any subsequent federal act that amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.” In addition, H3101 prohibits the establishment of Obamacare state health exchanges, directs the state attorney general to defend individuals and businesses harmed by the Affordable Care Act, and offers a tax deduction to individuals in the exact amount of the taxes or penalty paid to the federal government for not having health care insurance.

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