At least 36 state legislatures are considering legislation that would allow citizens to opt out of a key component of President Obama's health-care "reform" – an "individual mandate" requiring that all Americans have health insurance.
Both the House and Senate health-care bills require Americans to purchase health insurance or pay a penalty. The House bill establishes a fine based on percentage of a person's income, while the Senate version creates a penalty as a flat fee or percentage of income, whichever is higher. Those refusing to get insurance could be found guilty of a misdemeanor crime, punishable by another fine or even jail time."The president's proposal adopts the Senate approach but lowers the flat dollar assessments, and raises the percent of income assessment that individuals pay if they choose not to become insured," a White House Plan released in February states.
States rejecting 'individual mandate'According to the National converence of State Legislatures, formal resolutions or bills have been filed in opposition to the individual mandate in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming. (World Net Daily)
The National Conference of State Legislatures published this map showing states that have filed formal resolutions or bills in opposition to individual health-care mandates.
Continue reading the above article at World Net Daily, where they discuss whether government run health care is Constitutional, which of course it is not. While these moves by the states sounds good, don't get your hopes up. The federal government will pressure states financially and I doubt the states will follow through. Our only hope is to keep this from passing in Congress.
At this hour, Obama is boarding his helicopter to give another speech on health care, in his latest attempt to deceive Americans, and sell this boondoggle.
The truth is your taxes will go up, your services will go down, and it will cost you more.