GOP Legislators Move To Penalize Insurers Taking Fed. Subsidies

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In 2011, by a 2-to-1 margin, Ohio voters okayed an amendment to the state constitution, aimed at declaring Ohio exempt from the new federal requirement that virtually everyone have health insurance.

Critics of the amendment called it meaningless because federal law trumps state laws. Then came the U.S. Supreme Court ruling, upholding the federal law. That was a setback for the Tea Party and other conservative foes of the law. But now, some Republican state legislators say they have found a new way Ohio could successfully fight the new federal mandate. Click the play button to hear details, as well as reaction from supporters of the Affordable Care Act.