A bill that would make it a crime to enforce President Obama's Affordable Care Act
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A bill that would make it a crime to enforce President Obama's Affordable Care Act

Date: April 16, 2012
By: Natalia Allen
State Capitol Bureau
Links: HB 1534

Intro: 
Missouri lawmakers gave the first round of approval for a bill that would make it a crime to enforce President Obama's health care plan.
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Wrap: The bill would make it a crime for anyone who tried to enforce Obama's health care plan. 

Democratic Representative Genise Montecillo questioned why Missouri lawmakers debating the bill.

Actuality:  MONT3.WAV
Run Time:  00:06
Description: "But the Supreme Court is ultimately the one who is going to make this decision.  Not you, not me, we are not given that authority."

Republican Representative Kurt Bahr says Obama's health care plan is unconstitutional.

 

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Run Time:  00:05
Description: "The Federal government does not have the power to tell us what we have to purchase."

The House gave the bill preliminary approval.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Natalia Allen.

Intro: 
Debates over the constitutionality of President Obama's health care plan made its way to the Missouri statehouse.
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OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: A bill that would make it a crime to enforce Obama's health care plan caused some debate on the House floor.

Democratic Representative Karla May says the states can mandate what people do.

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Run Time:  00:08
Description: "They want to want to say that you have to have car insurance, you have to have house insurance, but they don't want the federal government to mandate health insurance."

Republican Representative Kurt Bahr says he is unwilling to enforce the President Obama's health care plan.

Actuality:  BAHR4.WAV
Run Time:  00:08
Description: "We the states created the Constitution, created the Federal government.  It is our job to recognize what is and is not constitutional."

The House gave first round approval to the bill.

Reporting from the State Capitol, I'm Natalia Allen.


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