King Fights Obamacare

February 1, 2011

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Last week State Representative Phil King (R-Weatherford) joint authored House Joint Resolution (HJR) 51 to protect Texans from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare. A federal district court has recognized serious issues with the health care law, and further stated that all states have the right to challenge the health care law.

“When Congress and the Obama Administration passed Obamacare, they essentially threw our Constitution out of the window,” King stated, “Enacting this legislation was a clear and brazen violation of the Constitution and I’m proud to sign on to legislation that will work to counter it and protect Texans from this most intrusive act of the federal government.”

HJR 51 will help buttress Attorney General Greg Abbott’s lawsuit against the federal government and be one more tool for Texans in their fight against Obamacare. If passed, HJR 51 will then go to the voters of Texas for approval in the November 2011 general election to amend the Texas Constitution and help prevent Texans from having to purchase government-approved health insurance under the threat of penalty.