The Affordable Care Act (AKA “Obamacare”) relies heavily on state-level participation and material support to function. From operation of exchanges and the expansion of medicaid to enforcement by state insurance commissioners, major pillars of the federal act need positive state action to function well.
By utilizing the legal doctrine of anti-commandeering (a refusal to cooperate), states can have a serious impact on the ability to carry the federal act or put it into practical effect.
Judge Andrew Napolitano has said that multiple states putting our four-step plan to stop the federal act into practice will “gut Obamacare.” We call it “nullification in effect.”
This page tracks the status of five types of bills that work together to form the first leg of our plan to pull the rug out from under Obamacare in the states. 1) The ACA Anti-Commandeering Act, which is a broad bill covering the other four, and more. 2) Prohibit enforcement by the state insurance commissioner. 3) Ban the creation or operation of an exchange (already active in 36 states). 4) Ban Medicaid expansion. 5) Block IRS’s illegal taxes.
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Blue – Introduced. Yellow – Passed one or more Houses. Green – Passed both Houses. Red – Law.
This would “gut Obamacare” if enacted in multiple states.
-Judge Andrew Napolitano
The “approach is on sound legal footing”
-Mercer University law professor David Oedel, part of the legal team that represented Georgia in its court challenge to Obamacare