Sen. Monty Pearce, R-New Plymouth, told the Senate, “I know there’s a lot of work that has gone into this.” But, he said, “Sovereignty is supreme power, supremacy. So when we’re told that states are supreme, I ask the question: What are we doing?” He read from the law Idaho passed three years ago, the Idaho Health Freedom Act, calling for a legal challenge of the national health care reform law, and said, “I guess my question is, what’s changed in three years?” He said, “States are not agents of the federal government. We created the federal government basically to be our servant, not our master.” He said, “This is our role – we are the final voice in regulation”/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here.
More Eye on Boise posts re: insurance exchange debate this AM:
- Senate convenes: Insurance debate on tap
- Tippets: 'This legislation creates an open market'
- Debate: 'We don't really have any oversight,' 'Duty to resist'
- Senators pepper bill's sponsore with question, but don't offer debate
- Debate: 'The exchange piece isn't where we can fight that'
- Cameron: 'You do not weaken feds by defaulting to them, you make them stronger