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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Federal health care foes plot for state opt-outs

Congress can pass a federal health care bill and President Obama can sign it, but that doesn't mean the states plan to abide by it.

Lawmakers in 30 states are pressing for constitutional amendments to exempt individuals from the requirement to purchase health care, a pivotal piece of the legislation under debate in Congress.

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Comment: This could prove to be an explosive issue in 2010 -- do individual states have the right to nullify unconstitutional legislation? Of course, a sound understanding of the Constitution implies that they absolutely do, however, it will be interesting to see how the mainstream media spins it (I'm sure charges of "racism" will be made)

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