Wyoming voters resoundingly passed Wyoming Constitutional Amendment A at the polls yesterday, essentially setting up a state statutes that directly conflict with the federal Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. State legislator, Ogden Driskill, serves in the state Senate District 1, which comprises areas within Crook, Weston, Converse and Goshen Counties, and sponsored Amendment A's introduction to the state legislature. He said the amendment is about more than just making a statement against the Affordable Care act.
However, with language in the amendment that expressly provides for no mandate to buy individual insurance, Wyoming's newest law is setting the stage for interesting legal play. With state and federal law in direct conflict, it's inevitable that someone will end up in court.
Driskill said Amendment A represents a combination of several different bills that were brought before the state legislature. Similar initiatives in opposition to Obamacare were introduced in twenty states across the nation.