The state of Ohio’s Constitution does indeed stop obamacare at the Ohio border.
While the federal government and the Obama administration would like you to believe that they are all powerful and most times they do act like it, it would appear that freedom trumps tyranny once again.
To put it more plainly, according to the Ohio State Constitution no one can be forced or fined to sign up for healthcare. This includes, but is not limited to individuals, businesses, doctors,no one! Nor can they be fined, taxed, penalized, or forced to pay by wage withholding. The state of Ohio has given every person, business, hospital, doctor in that state the legal basis fornot having to engage, nor be involved with the Affordable Care Act (obamacare).
According to the Ohio State Constitution Article 1 Section 21 “Preservation Of The Freedom To Choose Health Care and Health Care Coverage” located on page 9.
“21 (A) No federal, state, or local law or rule shall compel, directly or indirectly, any person, employer, or health care provider to participate in a health care system. (emphasis mine) (B) No federal, state, or local law or rule shall prohibit the purchase or sale of health care or health insurance. (C) No federal, state, or local law or rule shall impose a penalty or fine for the sale or purchase of health care or health insurance. (D) This section does not affect laws or rules in effect as of March 19, 2010; affect which services a health care provider or hospital is required to perform or provide; affect terms and conditions of government employment; or affect any laws calculated to deter fraud or punish wrongdoing int he health care industry.
Section (D) is really the obamacare killer here. It means that this section does not effect any law written and signed in to law prior to March 19, 2010. Unfortunately for Obama, he signed obamacare in to law on March 23, 2010, four day after this section of the Ohio state constitution takes effect. Thus, the Ohio Constitution grants every person, doctor, hospital, and business the choice not to be forced to sign up for Obamacare, nor fined for failing to sign up for it.
Section (E) continues with the good news.
(E) As used in this Section, (1) “Compel” includes the levying of penalties or fines. (2) “Health care system” means any public or private entity or program whose function or purpose includes the management of, processing of, enrollment of individuals for, or payment for, in full or in part, health care services, health care data, or health care information for its participants. (3) “Penalty or fine” means any civil or criminal penalty or fine, tax, salary or wage withholding or surcharge or any named fee established by law or rule by a government established, created, or controlled agency that is used to punish or discourage the exercise of rights protected under this section.
To the Ohioans, like myself, who now know this information…GO FLEX YOUR RIGHTS!! Opt out of obamacare.