|Written by Larry Greenley|
|Friday, 18 February 2011 11:00|
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On Wednesday, February 16, the Idaho House became the first state legislative body to pass a measure to nullify the entire ObamaCare law within a state.
The measure, HB117, was sent to the state Senate by a vote of 49-20. Only seven Republicans voted against the bill along with all of the House Democrats.
The Associated Press reported:
Idaho's bill declares the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act unconstitutional and forbids enforcement of penalties against residents. It also prohibits Idaho state and local governments from enforcing the federal law and also bars them from taking federal money — or using their own resources — to put the measure into effect.According to the bill's sponsor, Rep. Vito Barbieri: "The bottom line is, we're directing the state agencies to stop spending time and money."