This is something Obama ran against in the primary with Hillary because it's very unpopular. Ask Pelosi this, “Are the uninsured victims of those greedy insurance companies who need help as you claim or are they really the victimizer deadbeats that deserve jail time as you claim? “ ....(I love it.)
As to the constitutional question, that Pandoras box was opened when the federal government mandated hospitals provide uncompensated care (including to illegals) with the same legal liability protections we get when we pay our bills. They can sue for malpractice for free care.
That is in fact the point she makes. You will notice that republicans would not go near this issue under Bush. One blind spot many elected republicans have is... see my tagline.
FOX NEWS' JUDGE ANDREW NAPOLITANO SAID IT BEST Free people enjoy the right to use nullification as a protective measure...... to have state legislatures act to prevent federal domination.
WORKS LIKE THIS To get your support, the candidate must take a stand to use state govt to nullify the federal govt's unconstitutional overreaching into our lives. Demand candidates nullify ObamaCare.
HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE A legacy of USSC Justice Taney's Dred Scott judicial activism, was that the ruling would lay the groundwork for the rights of states to nullify----to make null; to invalidate; to counteract the force or effectiveness of unconstitutional laws.
Nullification in U.S. history, is a doctrine expounded by the advocates of states' rights. It held that states have the right to declare null and void any federal law that they deem unconstitutional.
Nullification is also a fundamental state right to prevent federal domination. States enjoyed the right to use nullification as a protective measure against unconstitutional federal laws by making them ineffective against their citizens.
For example, Montana nullified federal gun laws.
After Dred Scott, nullification had become a states' right tradition, and both the North and the South exercised it prior to 1861
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