What’s Next For Texas after Passage of Federal Health Care?

 As President Barack Obama makes plans to sign comprehensive health care reform into law,  Governor Rick Perry and other statewide  leaders are making plans to stop reform, which could include suing the government. 

Governor Perry issued the following statement Monday regarding the state’s next steps after the passage of the federal health care bill:

“Texas leaders will continue to do everything in our power to find ways to protect our families, taxpayers and medical providers from the federal government’s misguided efforts to take over our health care system and infringe upon the fundamental rights of individuals and the state.” 

“My office is working closely with fellow governors and with Attorney General Greg Abbott to explore the state’s options, including legal action, to challenge the constitutionality of this national health care bill that will cost Texas taxpayers billions of dollars and drive down the quality of health care.”

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One Response

  1. Forget filing a lawsuit based on the 10th Amendment. Our chances on that are at best 50/50 even though this is a clear violation of the 10th Amendment.

    Supposedly, there are 37 states preparing to file suit on this bill. If that many states are willing to do this, I have a MUCH BETTER solution that has a 100% chance of working. We need 75% of the states to vote on an Amendment to the Constitution. That is 38 states (Out of the 50). Notice, we only need one more state to join. We all put on our state ballots an Amendment to the Constitution that states something to this effect: “The healthcare bills passed are to be made null and void and none of the provisions in these bills can ever be implemented into any law. Additionally, the Federal government will never be allowed to collect taxes or to spend money on any healthcare system nor to organize, mandate, or hire any individual to implement a centralized healthcare system.”

    While we are at it, lets put another Amendment in to abolish the IRS and get rid of the Federal income tax.

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