In 2009, Congress signed the "Affordable Care Act", which the President likes to call "Obamacare." In 2012, the Supreme Court let the law stand. There is but one hurdle left that could stop Obamacare from implementation: Nullification by the state legislatures.
From the Tenth Amendment Center:
"Nullification is any act or set of acts, which has as its end result, a particular federal law being rendered null and void, or just plain unenforceable in your area.
Nullification often begins with members of your state legislature declaring a federal act unconstitutional and then committing to resist its implementation. It usually involves a bill, passed by both houses and signed by your governor. In some cases, it might be approved by the voters of your state directly, in a referendum. It may change your state’s statutory law, or it might even amend your state constitution. In this case, it is quite simply a refusal on the part of your state government to cooperate with, or enforce a particular federal law it deems unconstitutional."
Governors have until December 14 to decide whether to set up a state-run health care exchange. We need to let our legislators know that we do not favor Obamacare and the enormous tax burden that comes with it. We, the People, can stop the implementation of Obamacare, but we need to make our voices heard over the next two weeks. Come to Lansing on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday. Those are the days the legislature is in session. Let your lawmakers know your personal feelings.
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