8:44 am CST - August 04, 2010
Posted under On The Record
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Following two victories by other states’ efforts to push back against ObamaCare, State Representative Wayne Christian (R-Center) announced a joint effort by members of the Texas Conservative Coalition (TCC) to restore health care liberty in Texas through a long-term plan of action.
On Tuesday, August 3, approximately 71% of Missouri voters rejected the portion of the new federal health care law which requires individuals to purchase health insurance, commonly known as the “individual mandate”.
Earlier in the same day, a federal judge refused to dismiss a suit filed by Virginia against the federal health care takeover.
“We are seeing victories against ObamaCare because the unprecedented legislation infringes on individual liberty and encroaches on states’ constitutional rights,” said Christian.
“I strongly support each element of the Texas Conservative Coalition’s Health Care Liberty Plan, which will be among our top priorities when the 82nd Session of the Texas Legislature convenes in January 2011,” Christian said.
The TCC Health Care Liberty Plan is comprised of these action items:
- Continue to support Attorney General Abbott’s lawsuit against the unconstitutional federal health insurance mandate
- Call on Congress to “Repeal and Replace” ObamaCare
- Pass the Health Care Freedom Act, which, according to the American Legislative Exchange Council, preserves and protects individuals’ right to make their own health care and health insurance choices.
- Support sensible state-based alternatives to federal health care
Said Christian, “Conservative state legislators are united in our resolve to restore liberty and improve health care for all Texans.”
Seventy-seven members of the Texas Conservative Coalition have signed a letter of support to General Abbott, which reads in part:
“By challenging the constitutionality of the legislation, you offer fresh hope that Texans can be protected from this damaging legislation and that the framework of the US Constitution may be restored.”
Concluded Christian, “Our principled fight is imperative to upholding the United States Constitution and ensuring the future fiscal solvency of our state and nation. Like Missouri, Virginia, and other states, Texas will play a central role in the fight to reassert our constitutional rights.”