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Idaho Legislator Says Constitution Allows State To Reject Obamacare

February 4, 2011 by  

Idaho legislator says Constitution allows state to reject ObamacareLawmakers in Idaho are working on legislation that would declare President Barack Obama's healthcare law "null and void," claiming that the 10th Amendment grants individual states the final word on enforcing policies.

State Senator Monty Pearce (R-New Plymouth), the sponsor of the bill, said that he will introduce the proposal next week. However, Idaho's attorney general said that the bill would not hold up in court, which has caused some Republicans to think twice about their support for a "null and void" motion.

"My concern is the separation of powers," said State Senator Curt McKenzie (R-Nampa), quoted by FOX News. "There are ways to address this issue, but this isn't the right path."

The media outlet reported that at least six other states are mulling over similar bills, but they will wait to see the fate of Idaho's attempt. The Gem State is one of 26 states — spearheaded by Florida — that signed on to a Federal lawsuit against Obamacare. On Jan. 31, a judge ruled in favor of the states and declared the healthcare law unConstitutional. 

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