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First in the Nation: Idaho House Passes Health Care Nullification
Tenth Amendment Center
February 16th, 2011
In an historic vote in the Idaho House of Representatives, the Federal Health Care Nullification Act (originally authored by the Tenth Amendment Center) passed by a vote of 49-20.
House Bill 117 (H117) states, in part:
The state of Idaho hereby exercises its sovereign power to declare the public policy of the state of Idaho regarding the right of all persons residing in the state of Idaho in choosing the mode of securing health care services free from the imposition of penalties, or the threat thereof, by the federal government of the United States of America relating thereto...
Ten other states are currently considering versions of the Health Care Nullification Act – track its progress here.
All across the country, activists and state-legislators are pressing for similar legislation, to nullify specific federal laws within their states.
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