Sharron Angle’s Pointless Crusade

Sharron Angle’s Pointless Crusade January 19, 2014

Remember Sharron Angle, the extremist who managed to lose a senate seat to Harry Reid that the Republicans would likely have won with a more reasonable candidate? Well she’s back and trying to pass a constitutional amendment in Nevada to outlaw the state healthcare exchange set up under Obamacare.

Conservative activist and failed U.S. Senate candidate Sharron Angle filed an initiative petition Tuesday to outlaw health insurance exchanges in Nevada.

Angle, a crusader of conservative causes, filed the petition with the secretary of state’s office in Carson City. The proposed constitutional amendment would prohibit state or local government entities from creating or maintaining a health exchange allowed for by the federal health care reform law.

Called the Healthcare Freedom Protection Act, backers will need to collect more than 101,000 signatures by June 17 to qualify for the ballot. Voters would then have to approve it in November and in the 2016 general election.

Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval opposed the health care reform law that requires everyone to have health insurance or face tax penalties. But he supported Nevada creating and operating its own online insurance marketplace for consumers to shop for and purchase insurance, saying it was in the state’s best interest to manage its own online portal than to cede control to the federal government, which would then bill the state.

And guess what? If it passes, it will do absolutely nothing because the federal government would just set one up themselves. Surprised? Don’t be. This is the woman who said during her senatorial campaign that people should just trade chickens to their doctors in exchange for health care.


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