Obamacare/HB 10

In 2010 Delegate Marshall introduced HB 10 which exempted Virginians from Obamacare and its requirements to purchase individual health care insurance.  It also disallowed the Federal Government from imposing penalties on citizens who decline to purchase said health insurance. 

HB 10 and other similar bills which passed the General Assembly allowed Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli to file suit against the Federal Government questioning the Constitutionality of a law that requires citizens to purchase a good or service and penalizes them for doing nothing (ie. not purchasing health insurance).  

So far Virginia has won all but one of the rulings on this issue.  The one ruling against Virginia came from three judges that were democrat appointments.  This case will be taken to the Supreme Court and Delegate Marshall believes the high court will rule with Virginia on this case.