McCrory Has A Duty To Resist Obamacare
Do you want the Obama Administration to dictate your healthcare choices? If not, you need to act now. Because North Carolina is almost out of time to convince Governor-elect Pat McCrory to refuse to implement an ObamaCare Exchange.
Remember when ObamaCare passed and then-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said they had to pass it so we could find out what is in it?
Well, the Exchange turned out to be the linchpin. The federal government-run healthcare exchange is Washington’s way of taking away your choice in your healthcare. Federal mandates will limit your choices as they create a “one-size-fits-all” solution.
Time and time again, we are reminded just how badly the federal government manages everything it takes over:
* The U.S. Post Office loses $15 billion a year
* Amtrak can’t run without huge government subsidies
* The federal government takeover of security at airports has cost a staggering $60 billion
The result is always the same – less freedom, higher taxes, and fewer choices. Why would anyone even be tempted to give federal bureaucrats monopoly control over healthcare?
You may hear some politicians claim, “Well, if we don’t go along with this, the federal government will implement one in our state anyway.”
Yes, the feds may create an exchange, but our state doesn’t have to participate. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the federal government can’t compel the states to implement a federal monopoly.
But – establishing a State or Federal/State Partnership Health Insurance Exchange requires complete submission to federal regulations and the loss of state sovereignty over all healthcare issues. The law stipulates:
“An Exchange may not establish rules that conflict with or prevent the application of regulations promulgated by the Secretary [of Health and Human Services (HHS)].”
ObamaCare provided for a limited amount of bribe money to be offered to the states to set up their exchanges, but once that money has fully dried up, the states will assume all expenses for running it. In short, states that establish an exchange submissively relinquish sovereignty and add tens of millions of dollars a year to the state budget.
A Federal/State Partnership Exchange merely allows for the state to begin funding the exchange further down the road.
Nebraska estimated that if they took the federal bribe money, it would cost their taxpayers $646 million from 2013-20 to run it.
Governors have until Dec. 14 to submit their intentions on a State Insurance Exchange. HHS recently extended the deadline because some governors were still undecided on the issue. Many governors have already said they will not succumb to the federal government and assist the President in taking over your healthcare.
Not only that, but the North Carolina Republican Party passed a resolution last weekend calling on Governor-elect McCrory and the NC General Assembly to return the federal grant accepted by outgoing Governor Bev Perdue and refuse to assist the President in the healthcare takeover.
But Governor-elect McCrory has not made his intentions clear. Contact Governor-elect Pat McCrory right away and demand he refuse to partner with the President to take over your health care!
The Supreme Court actually said the states have a duty to resist the federal government:
The Framers thus ensured that powers which “in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, liberties, and properties of the people were held by governments more local and more accountable than a distant federal bureaucracy. The independent power of the States also serves as a check on the power of the Federal Government: ‘By denying any one government complete jurisdiction over all the concerns of public life, federalism protects the liberty of the individual from arbitrary power’ … In the typical case we look to the States to defend their prerogatives by adopting ‘the simple expedient of not yielding’ to federal blandishments when they do not want to embrace the federal policies as their own. The States are separate and independent sovereigns. Sometimes they have to act like it.”
So, if a state simply refuses to accept federal mandates (and the associated “bribe” money) to implement ObamaCare health exchanges, the entire law falls flat on its face. As the court affirmed, “The legitimacy of Congress’s exercise of the spending power … ‘rests on whether the State voluntarily and knowingly accepts the terms of the “contract.”’”
Contact Governor-elect McCrory to demand he refuse to “voluntarily and knowingly” succumb to the national takeover of your healthcare. Insist the governor-elect refuse to build an insurance exchange as called for in ObamaCare.
It is the governor’s responsibility under the Tenth Amendment to stand up to federal overreach and protect the citizens of our state.
Tell the governor-elect you expect nothing less!
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