The nonpartisan FactCheck.org website debunked the Kansas campaign mailers that are claiming incumbent state senators “refused to help stop Obamacare” by not putting the Kansas Health Care Freedom Amendment on the November ballot. The constitutional amendment would have declared “that no law can compel Kansans to buy health insurance or require them to pay a fine for lacking it,” the site said, but the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act’s constitutionality in June. And Timothy Jost, a law professor at Washington and Lee University, told FactCheck.org that “short of secession, there is nothing a state can do to stop the application of federal law.”
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