House Passes Resolution Opposing Health Care Reform
By Travis Berg and Jackelyn Severin
The state House of Representatives has passed a resolution proclaiming the government's health care law unconstitutional. Proponents say it is a move to repeal the health care law. Republican Representative Charles Hoffman of Eureka says lawmakers have an obligation to send a message to the rest of the country.
Opponents say the challenge as unconstitutional. Representative Jim Bolin of Canton says supporting the resolution brings shame to the state and the legislative body.
Bolin says, "Repeal? Yes it is legitimate. Replace of healthcare? Yes it is legitimate. De-funding of health care? Yes it is Legitimate. Court challenge to healthcare? Yes it is legitimate. But Nullifcation? Never! No! We will not have nullification. I urge all members to stand for our Union, reject this resolution, and I say let the vote be unanimous. Thank you."
The resolution passed the House with a 42 to 26 vote.
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