Federal health care legislation may be stunted, but states are not taking any chances. More and more states are proposing legislation set to counter any government imposed health insurance mandate on individuals or businesses. Less than a month ago 25 states had drafted some form of counter health care legislation. North Carolina’s version: the Health Care Protection Act (HCPA).
Today the Associated Press reports over two-thirds of the states have drafted some form of legislation to protect their citizens from federally imposed mandates.
It remains uncertain whether state legislation would have the force to trump federal law. More importantly, however, is the fact more and more states are taking action against the attack on individual and states’ rights – and realizing reform doesn’t have to come at the expense of liberty.