When the legislature convenes for this year’s short session, I intend to co-sponsor the Health Care Protection Act.
The Health Care Protection Act will protect North Carolinians’ rights to make their own healthcare decisions by exempting them from federal mandates to purchase health insurance that are a part of the new federal health care law and also exempting North Carolinians from any penalties they would face by refusing to purchase health insurance.
I believe that healthcare decisions should be made between you and your doctor, and I do not believe the federal government has the right to hand down the mandates included in this bill. This is an unprecedented and, in my view, unconstitutional expansion of the federal government’s power, and I intend to stand up for our state’s rights and for your rights and freedom as citizens.
Representative Frank Iler