According to wvgazette.com, some Republicans in West Virginia’s House of Delegates want to make it illegal for federal and state officials to enforce the ACA health-care law (Obamacare).
Under the GOP-backed bill (HB2509), federal employees would face felony charges if they try to administer any federal regulations under the Affordable Care Act. Oddly, state workers would only be arrested for a misdemeanor.
The bill itself is possibly illegal and would jeopardize health insurance for many West Virginians.
The piece of legislation also states that the federal health-care law is “invalid” in West Virginia.
“It’s one thing to oppose the Affordable Care Act, but it’s another thing to make it a criminal act for people to do their job,” said Perry Bryant, who heads West Virginians for Affordable Health Care.
“This is really an extreme piece of legislation, as extreme as anything I’ve seen this session.”