Written by Kelli Sladick
Since the Supreme Court rendered its opinion on the constitutionality of a mandatory federal health care system last summer, many Americans consider the matter settled. But others recognize that despite the pronouncement of five robed federal employees, the Constitution still does not delegate Congress the power to create and run a health care system for all 300-plus million Americans.
And while many Republicans hoped electoral change in November would put the kibosh on Obamacare, it didn’t. So others at the state level have been refusing to put their faith in D.C. politicians to fix a problem D.C. politicians created in the first place. With Republican House leadership indicating they lack the political will to defund the monstrosity, the ranks of those looking to block implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act at the state level continue to swell.
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