Friday, August 24, 2012
The Androscoggin County Republican Party overwhelmingly approved a resolution asking Governor Paul LePage to call the Maine legislature to special session and consider legislation nullifying the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on Monday night.
Durham Town Republican Secretary Jason Greene introduced the measure. Only two of the more than 100 members in attendance opposed the resolution.
Nullification legislation would declare the PPACA unconstitutional, and authorize the governor and state lawmakers to take steps to block implementation of the federal health care act.
Greene called state intervention the key to stopping implementation of a federal health care program that is clearly unconstitutional and will take away the right of Mainers to make their own health care choices. He compared resistance to the PPACA with Maine’s refusal to implement the Real ID Act during the Bush administration.
“There is no enumerated power for the federal government to create a national ID and there is no enumerated power authorizing the feds to run the entire U.S. health care system,” he said. “Maine, and several other states refused to comply with Real ID and said, ‘We aren’t going to go along with it; it is unconstitutional.’ Because of this, that law is basically gone and is not being enforced. We need to do the same thing with Obamacare.”
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