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Thursday, April 1, 2010

SB233 UPDATE

After hours of filibustering by Smitherman, Ross, Figures, Sanders, et.al, the Senate was finally able to vote on SB 233, this is from the Birmingham News.

Alabama Senate passes health care opt-out bill
By David White -- The Birmingham News
April 01, 2010, 6:16PM
MONTGOMERY -- The state Senate after six hours of debate today voted 23-8 for a bill aimed at letting Alabamians opt out of the federal health care law Congress passed last month, which would extend insurance coverage to millions of people.

Senate Bill 233 by Sen. Scott Beason, R-Gardendale, would let Alabama voters decide July 31 whether to rewrite the state constitution to say that ''a law or rule shall not compel, directly or indirectly, any person, employer or health care provider to participate in any health care system."

Beason's bill now faces debate in the House of Representatives.

Senate opponents said the bill was a waste of time, since by long legal precedent, state constitutions or other state laws cannot overrule, or trump, federal laws such as the health care law.

But Beason said his bill or a similar bill from another state could serve as a vehicle for a court challenge claiming the health care law violated the U.S. constitution's 10th amendment, which says powers not given to the United States or prohibited to the states are reserved to the states or to the people.

''I believe forcing someone into a federal health care system and forcing them to pay for that health care system is unconstitutional," Beason said.

We still have a long road ahead of us on this issue.
I am not in favor of rewriting the Alabama Constitution, I am in favor of an amendment to the Constitution allowing citizens of the United States to opt out of compliance with this and any other unconstitutional legislation.
Now for the fight in the house.
I have to add that I have rarely, if ever, been so insulted by anyone as I have been by the Democratic members of the Senate this day.

Thanks to all the ladies that have been down at the State House visiting our Senators, getting petitions signed and showing much patience by sitting in the gallery for HOURS., I wish I could have been there with them for the entirety. However I am pleased to report that Alabama could not have been in more capable hands. I know they do not want recognition for their efforts so I will leave their names for someone else to post. I am proud to have been in such company.
God Bless you all. I hope you have a Holy, Happy Easter.
Donna

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting! I will be sure and pass on to my family. Hope you had a great Easter!

    ReplyDelete

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