Fighting for Health Care Reform

In March, the governor vetoed a bill we passed that would have given North Carolinians the freedom to opt out of major parts of President Obama’s overreaching federal health care law. Since she and Attorney General Roy Cooper refuse to protect the constitutional rights of North Carolinians, we filed a brief this week challenging the health care law, which criminalizes citizens who do not purchase health insurance. The brief is for a case before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit it Atlanta. It argues the health care law is unconstitutional, because it wrongly exerts control over states and forces citizens to purchase health insurance. The law would force North Carolina’s taxpayers to spend hundreds of millions of dollars more annually on Medicaid, hindering the state’s ability to provide other vital services.

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