Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen (R-25A Glencoe) will introduce House File 468 next Tuesday, March 8th. The bill prohibits the use of state funds to implement Obamacare. Kim Crockett is scheduled to testify about constitutional issues faced by state legislators and governors in the face of the federal health care mandate. The Health and Human Services Reform Committee meets in Room 200 at 2:30 PM.
The language of the bill is straighforward. We’ll have more on this later.
PROHIBITION OF STATE FUNDS TO IMPLEMENT CERTAIN FEDERAL HEALTH CARE REFORMS. State funds must not be expended in the planning or implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Public Law 111-148, as amended by the Health Care and Education Affordability and Reconciliation Act of 2010, Public Law 111-152, and no provisions of the act may be implemented, until the constitutionality of the act has been affirmed by the United States Supreme Court.
EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.