Virginia to Challenge Obama Care Insurance Mandates

Bob Marshall, Virginia’s 13th district representative to House of Delegates, has introduced the Virginia Healthcare Freedom Act to challenge the insurance mandates in the federal “Health Care Reform” bills on the hill in Washington.

From Bob’s e-mail:

Congress has NEVER, in 220 years, mandated that individuals purchase any private service or good, until now.

Both the House and Senate health insurance “reform” bills approved by Senators Jim Webb and Mark Warner threaten our families with jail time and fines up to $25,000 if we do not purchase health insurance that Obama Health Czars think is good for us whether we want it or not.

For example, both Mark Warner and Jim Webb voted to coerce you into paying for elective abortions.  Penalties, including jail for a year if you refuse to pay, start for a single month without health coverage.

“Health care reform” bills which Congress’ own staff call novel, unprecedented, and of suspicious constitutional foundation are not solutions to problems.

Rather, the bills threaten our liberties and economic welfare because they steal the primary responsibility for economic welfare from families and adult individuals and turn it over to Washington politicians and their bureaucracies.

Something is very wrong with this.  We all know it.  And we can stop it.

My HB 10 is a direct challenge to Obama Care mandates and affirms that no person, church, business or other entity can be punished for failure to purchase a particular plan of health insurance.

The purpose of HB 10 is to empower the state of Virginia and Virginia citizens to challenge the health insurance mandate provisions of the federal insurance bills.

HB 10 (see Q and A below) will get around the ideological road blocks from out of touch  Congressmen and Senators because states and grass roots citizens still are the foundation of our Constitutional balance of power………

Bob has prepared a Q& A on the state authority to challenge the insurance mandates in the federal health care bills which you can find here.

Bob’s a great man.  He knows Constitutional Law and doesn’t back down from a fight.  He’s been standing up for me and the other residents of my district since 1991.  If you live in Virginia, you might want to contact your state Delegate or state Senator and ask them to back HB 10.