Health coverage is not health care, something that escapes corporate media’s take on ObamaCare which forces Americans to buy into the world’s most expensive and one of the least effective health care systems. This bailout for the insurance industry is but another example of the economic war being waged by elites on the American public. ObamaCare also forces people to seek medical care only from Western medicine, which has a dismal record when looking at the skyrocketing rates in the US of chronic diseases, diabetes, autism, heart disease, cancer, etc.
States are fighting back – 21 filed suit to overturn this anti-freedom, plutocratic scam, and voters in three states have rejected ObamaCare: Missouri, Oklahoma and Arizona. Four states have already legislated a ban on ObamaCare: Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana and Virginia.
PHOENIX – Arizona voters gave their approval to a constitutional amendment prohibiting forced participation in health care plans.
Proposition 106 is intended as a roadblock to federal intervention in health care. However, opponents have said approval will have no impact because courts will rule that federal law trumps anything passed by state voters.
The amendment prohibits requiring a person or employer to participate in a health care system. It bans penalties against patients or businesses who pay for health care services on their own.
The health care plan approved by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama this spring requires almost everyone to be insured or pay a fine. That aspect of the law takes effect in 2014.
COLORADO’s voters declined to reject ObamaCare. But Oklahoma voters did ban ObamaCare
Oklahoma votes to gut Obamacare
Voters in Oklahoma have shouted “No” to the Obama administration’s signature legislation, Obamacare.
Sooners voted overwhelmingly, 65 percent to 35 percent for a ballot initiative amending the state constitution to declare mandates to purchase health insurance illegal.
The central, and most controversial, provision of the Affordable Health Care for America Act, better known as Obamacare, requires every American to purchase health insurance beginning in 2014 or pay a hefty penalty to the IRS….
The ballot initiatives were the latest salvoes in the battle to block ObamaCare on the state level.
In August, Missouri voters approved a state constitutional amendment rejecting Obamacare with 70 percent of the vote. In Florida, the state legislature placed Constitutional Amendment 9, “Florida Health Care Freedom,” on the ballot, but the measure was shot down by the liberal Florida Supreme Court on technical grounds.
State legislatures in Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana and Virginia have all passed laws that would similarly stifle Obamacare by granting citizens freedom of choice in health care.
Model legislation for most or all of the proposals was crafted by the American Legislative Exchange Council, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank that works with state legislators “to advance the Jeffersonian principles of free markets, limited government, federalism, and individual liberty.”
Critics say all of the proposals are pointless because they represent efforts to “nullify” federal law, when federal law supersedes state law under the Constitution’s “superiority clause.” ALEC policy analyst Christie Herrera disagrees, arguing that the goal is not to nullify federal law but to increase the degree of freedom enjoyed by citizens.
“The federal constitution is a floor, not a ceiling,” Herrera told WND. “State constitutions already have provisions for greater individual freedoms than the federal constitution.
“The ALEC model doesn’t nullify Obamacare, it just prohibits mandated health insurance,” Herrera continued. “People can still participate in Medicare and Medicaid, they just can’t be forced into those options.
“Nullification is a dead issue. It’s not something winnable in the courts,” said Herrera.
Herrera also pointed out, however, that the Constitution’s “superiority clause” applies only if a federal law is constitutional.
“Twenty-one states have filed suit challenging the constitutionality of the Obamacare individual mandate in federal court,” said Herrera.
Oklahoma’s State Question 756, the Oklahoma Health Care Freedom Amendment, was placed on the ballot by the state legislature. State Question 756 amends the state constitution to ban mandatory participation in health care insurance.