Health Care: States Strike Back

President Obama may have signed it into law, but the health care battle isn’t quite over yet. You may have read the news about state attorneys general and governors lining up to file suit against the federal government. Less well known is a movement to pass new laws and amendments to state constitutions that advocates say would exempt residents from the mandate to participate in the new federal health care program. We weren’t sure how that could be constitutional, but this handy Q and A sheet from one of the leaders of the effort—the Goldwater Institute in Arizona—lays it all out. As of the last count, there are now 39 states where legislators have or will introduce the measure. For more information, click here and here.


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