Oklahoma Lawmaker Plans to File Bill to `Nullify’ Individual Mandate

Kaye Beach

July 3, 2012

 

Oklahoma House of Representatives     Media Division

July 3, 2012

Lawmaker Plans to File Bill to `Nullify’ Individual Mandate

OKLAHOMA CITY – State Rep. Mike Ritze plans to reintroduce a bill to
“nullify” the individual mandate in the 2010 federal health care
legislation in Oklahoma.

“I disagree with the Supreme Court’s ruling and believe that
state governments were intended to serve as a check on the federal
government,” said Ritze, R-Broken Arrow. “The Patient Protection and
Affordable Care Act, which is better known as ObamaCare, is an example of
federal overreach and my legislation will authorize the state to resist it
and ban the enforcement of it.”

Ritze said his legislation would authorize the Oklahoma
attorney general to defend citizens who fail to purchase health insurance
against the federal government and criminalizes the enforcement of the
individual mandate.

“My hope is that ObamaCare will be repealed, but I do not
think that means we have to wait for the repeal to happen. Oklahoma
lawmakers should do what they can to support our choice to make our own
health care decisions,” Ritze said.

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One response to “Oklahoma Lawmaker Plans to File Bill to `Nullify’ Individual Mandate

  1. I hope they can get it through…

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