Bill Text: FL H1561 | 2010 | Regular Session | Introduced

Bill Title: Federal Health Care Legislation

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 26-0)

Status: (Failed) 2010-04-30 - Died in Rules and Calendar Council [H1561 Detail]

Download: Florida-2010-H1561-Introduced.html
HR 1561
House Resolution
2A resolution urging the Attorney General of the State of
3Florida to file suit challenging the constitutionality of
4any individual health care mandate passed into law by the
5Federal Government.
7 WHEREAS, the United States Constitution establishes a
8limited federal government, as expressed in the Bill of Rights,
9that protects the freedom of individuals and the rights of
10states, and
11 WHEREAS, the United States Congress is currently debating
12the issue of health care reform and legislation such as the
13Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Senate H.R. 3590)
14and the Affordable Health Care for America Act (House H.R.
153962), and
16 WHEREAS, the United States Congress is urged to enact
17legislation that respects and recognizes the rights of
18individuals, families, groups, and communities to make decisions
19about their health care insurance and treatment options, and
20 WHEREAS, the "individual mandate" provision included in
21Senate H.R. 3590, House H.R. 3962, and President Barack Obama's
22health care plan requires all individuals to purchase health
23insurance products and services, and
24 WHEREAS, such individual mandates are contrary to the
25rights of a free and prosperous people and deny individuals the
26right to make one of the most basic health care decisions for
27themselves and their loved ones, and
28 WHEREAS, the United States Supreme Court has recognized
29each individual's freedom to refuse health care treatment, and
30 WHEREAS, on January 19, 2010, Attorney General Bill
31McCollum sent to Congressional leaders an analysis in which he
32outlined the unconstitutionality of the individual healthcare
33mandates, and
34 WHEREAS, according to his analysis, the United States
35Congress does not possess the constitutional authority to compel
36individuals under threat of government fines or taxes to
37purchase an unwanted product or service simply as a condition of
38living in this country, and
39 WHEREAS, if the individual mandate provision becomes law,
40the Attorney General has stated that he will be compelled to
41challenge the constitutionality of that provision, and other
42states may also join in the challenge, NOW, THEREFORE,
44Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the State of
47 That the Attorney General of the State of Florida is urged
48to file suit challenging the constitutionality of any individual
49health care mandate passed into law by the Federal Government.
50 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be
51presented to the President of the United States, the President
52of the United States Senate, the Speaker of the United States
53House of Representatives, and each member of the Florida
54Delegation to the United States Congress.
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