Nullify the Entire ObamaCare Law!
by Larry Greenley, Director of Marketing
The legislature of the State of ________ declares that the federal laws known as the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” (Public Law 111-148) and the “Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010” (Public Law 111-152), signed by President Barack Obama on March 23 and 30, 2010, are not authorized by the Constitution of the United States and violate its true meaning and intent as given by the Founders and Ratifiers, and are hereby declared to be invalid in this State, shall not be recognized by this State, are specifically rejected by this State, and shall be considered null and void and of no effect in this State.
— JBS Model Federal Health Care Nullification Act
Please read the above quote carefully. It is the heart of our model ObamaCare nullification act for the use of state legislators to draft ObamaCare nullification acts for their states. Notice that it would nullify the entire ObamaCare law, otherwise known as the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” (Public Law 111-148) and the “Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010” (Public Law 111-152).
That’s the JBS approach. Nullify the entire ObamaCare law.
However, there’s a lot of confusion occurring over what’s being nullified by the “Freedom of Choice in Health Care Act” legislation that’s been introduced in over 30 states, and already enacted into law in Virginia, Idaho, Arizona, Georgia, Missouri, and Louisiana. This legislation has been based on model legislation developed by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) back in December 2008, over a year before ObamaCare finally became law.
The confusion that has arisen is that the “Freedom of Choice” legislation is being referred to as nullification of ObamaCare, when strictly speaking it is only concerned with partial nullification of ObamaCare, because it would nullify only the Individual Mandate provision of ObamaCare which requires everyone to buy health insurance.
[caption for the graphic:] The ObamaCare Org Chart. This chart was created by congressional staff of the Joint Economic Committee of Congress to represent the new agencies, the newly empowered agencies and their interconnections created by the ObamaCare law. It only shows about one-third of the actual complexity of ObamaCare. You can download a high resolution PDF of this chart without the magnifying glass at http://www.house.gov/brady/pdf/Obamacare_Chart.pdf.
Here’s why this distinction is so important. As shown in the graphic of the ObamaCare Org Chart below, the portion of the ObamaCare law that provides for the Individual Mandate (shown under the magnifying glass) is just a tiny portion of the 150 new agencies and many other newly empowered agencies that have been created by the entire ObamaCare law. The Individual Mandate is just the tip of the ObamaCare iceberg. Delete or modify the Individual Mandate, and still the remaining portions of the regulatory iceberg will be more than sufficient to accomplish a complete government takeover of our nation’s healthcare system.
Download the high resolution PDF of the ObamaCare Org Chart from our new campaign web page at http://www.JBS.org/StopObamaCare or directly from staff of the Joint Economic Committee of Congress at http://www.house.gov/brady/pdf/Obamacare_Chart.pdf. Study it carefully. Print out a color copy for presentations on the need to nullify the entire ObamaCare law to state legislators and others.
We must ignore all the hoopla that’s surrounded the introduction in most states and passage in a few states of the ALEC model legislation to partially nullify ObamaCare. While partial nullification of ObamaCare is certainly progress, let’s not settle for less than nullification of the entire ObamaCare law. Please work with your state legislators to convince them to introduce and pass legislation to nullify the entire ObamaCare law based on our model “Federal Health Care Nullification Act.”
If we are to restore our freedom under the Constitution, we must nullify state-by-state now, and eventually repeal in Congress, the entire ObamaCare law!
- Get your “Choose Freedom — STOP ObamaCare” campaign tools, such as our model Federal Health Care Nullification Act and the ObamaCare Org Chart, from our new campaign web page at http://www.JBS.org/StopObamaCare.
- Begin working with others in November and December to convince your state legislators to introduce, cosponsor, and pass legislation to nullify the entire ObamaCare law based on our model nullification act.