State legislatures fight back against Obamacare

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States across the country are beginning to take steps in the chance that the Democrats’ health care legislation indeed becomes a reality, so their legislatures already are acting to head off a number of items in the massive 2,700 page bill.

The Boston Globe is reports:

The Virginia Legislature this week is poised to become the first state to pass legislation that says citizens cannot be required to have medical insurance.

If states are allowed to opt out of the mandate, the foundation of Obama’s effort would be undermined, turning the nascent revolt here into one with national implications.

Dozens of other states are considering similar measures, possibly setting the stage for one of the greatest tests of federal power over the states since the civil rights era.

It appears the Obamacare health care bill is causing a resurgence in federalism in various states, and if the bill makes it to President Obama’s desk, it will be interesting to see how soon thereafter mandated health care will need to be defended in a court of law.

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Kerry Picket

Kerry Picket

Kerry Picket, a former Opinion Blogger/Editor of The Watercooler, was associate producer for the Media Research Center, a content producer for Robin Quivers of "The Howard Stern Show" on Sirius satellite radio and a production assistant and copy writer at MTV.

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