Will Montana Voters Nullify the Mandate?
LR-122 would prohibit the state and federal governments from requiring any Montana citizen to purchase health insurance, or from “imposing any penalty, tax, fee or fine on those who do not purchase health insurance.”
Supporters in the legislature opted for a legislatively-referred state statute, figuring they would have a better chance of getting the bill enacted as a ballot measure, avoiding Democratic Gov. Brian Schweitzer’s veto pen.
Rep. Gary MacLaren (R-Victor) introduced the measure in the House. He called health insurance mandates a punishment for poverty.
“Who doesn’t have health insurance? People who can’t afford it. If they don’t [buy it] we’re going to fine them. So what are we doing? We’re fining people for being poor.”
MORE . . .
- Will Montana Voters Nullify the Mandate? (tenthamendmentcenter.com)
- Florida voters get oppotunity to say ‘No!’ to federal insurance mandates (rubinoworld.com)
- States Considering Nullification (rubinoworld.com)
- Three and Counting: Another State Considers Obamacare Nullification (tenthamendmentcenter.com)
Posted on November 1, 2012, in 10th Amendment, Health Care and tagged Brian Schweitzer, health insurance, Health insurance mandate, individual mandate, Legislatively-referred state statute, Montana, tenth amendment center, Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a Comment.