Sc Bill Would Nullify Obamacare, Could Be Model For Others

The bill's main component prohibits agencies, officers and employees of the state from implementing any provisions of the Affordable Care Act, leaving implementation entirely in the hands of the federal government, which, Davis contends, lacks the resources or personnel to carry out the programs it mandates. "What the Supreme Court said in Printz v. United States is that states are not merely political subdivisions of the federal government, to carry out what the federal government does; they are sovereign entities," Davis told the Daily Caller. "Congress can pass laws, but it cannot compel the states to utilize either their treasury or personnel to implement those federal laws." Additional provisions of the bill would outlaw state exchanges, issuing tax deductions to persons equal to the tax penalties levied by the federal government, and directing the state attorney general to sue over whimsical enforcement of the law. Taken together, the Daily Caller reported, the provisions would effectively repeal the federal law for the people of South Carolina. Given the majority of Republicans in the South Carolina Senate along with moderate Democrats who may support the bill out of fear of voter wrath the proposed legislation is likely to pass in short order and be signed into law by Gov. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit

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