South Carolina legislators are looking to eliminate Obamacare in their state under State House bill H 3101, the Daily Caller reported on Monday.
The bill is titled the “South Carolina Freedom of Health Care Protection Act,” and was passed the state House of Representatives last April by a 65-34 vote.
The Daily Caller reported that the bill now heads to the South Carolina State Senate that is controlled by Republicans, is setting up the likelihood that South Carolina will become the first state to exempt citizens and businesses from all participation in the Affordable Care Act.
The legislation summary reads:
“A bill to amend the code of laws of South Carolina, 1976, so as to enact the “SOUTH CAROLINA FREEDOM OF HEALTH CARE PROTECTION ACT” by adding Article 21 to Chapter 71, TITLE 38, so as to render null and void certain unconstitutional laws enacted by the Congress of the United States taking control over the health insurance industry and mandating that individuals purchase health insurance under threat of penalty; to prohibit certain individuals from enforcing or attempting to enforce such unconstitutional laws; and to establish criminal penalties and civil liability for violating this article.”
South Carolina’s Republican State Sen. Tom Davis, sponsor of the bill told the Daily Caller, “The proposed legislation renders the Affordable Care Act void or inoperable through a handful of provisions.”