BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal has signed into Louisiana law an objection to President Barack Obama's signature health care revamp.
The bill by Republican Kirk Talbot — signed by Jindal on Tuesday — declares that no one in Louisiana can be required to have health insurance or be required to pay a penalty if they refuse to carry insurance.
The measure is symbolic, including language that nothing in it should be construed to supersede federal law.
The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to decide whether the insurance mandate can be enforced in states. Louisiana is one of several states challenging the health overhaul in court.
House Bill 1474 can be found at www.legis.state.la.us