Both the Supreme Court and South Carolina are written as “SC” in shorthand, but that’s where the similarity ends. The Supreme Court ruled that ObamaCare is constitutional, but South Carolina lawmakers are trying to make it a crime to implement ObamaCare in their state.
Their bill, called the Freedom of Health Care Protection Act, declares Obama’s legislation “null and void.” It was approved 65-39 in the South Carolina House and is now headed to the state Senate for committee review.
The South Carolina bill would prohibit state officials and employees from “enforcing or attempting to enforce such unconstitutional laws” and “establish criminal penalties and civil liability” for those who engage in activities that aid the implementation of ObamaCare.
When it comes down to a battle between the federal government and a state government, the feds will win just about every time. So, until ObamaCare is repealed on a national basis – and it might take a few years for its strongest supporters to realize what a train wreck it is – these types of bills probably won’t have any lasting effect. But they certainly make a statement, and I’d love to see more of them. Read more about this one here: “South Carolina Bill Would Make It a Crime to Implement ObamaCare.”
Have you experienced any difference yet in your healthcare coverage or costs? Have you heard of any employers who are wondering how they are going to be able to afford continuing to offer health insurance to their employees? Let me know how ObamaCare is affecting you or how you think it’s going to affect you in the future.