South Carolina became the latest state considering nullification of Obamacare with the announcement that Rep. William Chumley will sponsor a bill in the 2013 legislative session declaring the PPACA unconstitutional and void in the State. If passed, the bill would set the stage for blocking implementation of the mandatory federal health care system in South Carolina, using language similar to model legislation drafted by the Tenth Amendment Center.
It shall be the duty of the legislature of this State to adopt and enact any and all measures as may be necessary to prevent the enforcement of the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” within the limits of this State.
The bill will be filed in Columbia before the end of the year and will be voted on in the lame-duck session. When asked in a recent interview as to why he was filing this bill, Rep Chumley said that it is “because of federal over-reach. We are following the Constitution. It is the right thing to do.”
If passed, the South Carolina Freedom of Health Care Protection Act would authorize the state of South Carolina to stop anyone from enforcing or implementing Obamacare within the boundaries of that state.
South Carolina joins three other states already committed to efforts nullifying Obamacare in the 2013 state legislative session. Rep. Allison Littell McHose introduced A861 in the New Jersey legislature in January, and it will carry over into the coming year.
“Americans were always misguided to trust the good intentions of the unelected Court – the Court being the fail-safe of the establishment,” McHose said after the SCOTUS ruling last June.
The Tenth Amendment Center has also confirmed both the Oklahoma and Maine legislatures will consider a similar bill for 2013. Rep. Mike Ritze (R-Broken Arrow) plans to reintroduce a bill to nullify the federal health care legislation.
Nullification works. Representative William Chumley’s bill, The South Carolina Freedom of Health Care Protection Act, needs to get on the floor for debate and it needs co-sponsors. Grassroots action will be essential for its success.
Take note Tea Party. We will need to WORK to support Bill Chumley. Again I remind you of the rallies, the trips to Washington and Columbia, the money you spent and the time you invested. Need you again. stay tuned.