First in the Nation: Idaho Passes Health Care Nullification


In an historic vote in the Idaho House of Representatives, the Federal Health Care Nullification Act (originallyauthored 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

The principle behind such legislation is nullification, which has a long history in the American tradition. When a state ‘nullifies’ a federal law, it is proclaiming that the law in question is void and inoperative, or ‘non-effective,’ within the boundaries of that state; or, in other words, not a law as far as the state is concerned.

Continue reading

0 0 votes
Article Rating
Notify of
1 Comment
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

It wasn’t Obama’s idea to require everyone to sign up, it was at the insistance of the insurance companies that it be mandated in order to maintain their 900% profit margin BECAUSE nobody wanted single payer. I am a capitalist but NOT in the business people’s health care.