The South Carolina House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday that, if it becomes law, will make it a crime to implement the Patient Protection and Affordable Care act anywhere in the State.
The so-called “nullification bill” cleared the House on a 65-39 vote. It’s a pretty ambitious bill. Among other things, it would:
- Give citizens a dollar-for-dollar tax deduction for the amount they pay as a penalty to the Federal government for opting out of mandatory insurance under Obamacare.
- Authorize the South Carolina Attorney General to issue restraining orders and temporary injunctions to anyone who is deemed to be “causing harm” by following Obamacare.
- Establishes criminal penalties and civil liability for anyone who attempts to enforce Obamacare.