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Affordable Care Act nullification bill struck down in South Carolina

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COLUMBIA, SC (WTOC) -

A bill aiming to delay the implementation of the affordable care act in South Carolina was struck down late Wednesday by a 33-9 vote.

Lawmakers voted it down due to a technicality saying the bill had undergone too many changes. It originally aimed to nullify the federal healthcare law.

Opponents of the bill say that if it had passed, there would be a lawsuit. But others say it was a constitutional bill.

"If you look at the amendments I proposed, they were very constitutional. They were legal that is all part of the debate, you go ahead and try to swipe the opinion of other senators who say we are attempting to go back to the Civil War and not recognize the federal government," said Republican Sen. Tom Davis, who sponsored the bill.

Davis said he will continue his efforts to stand against the Affordable Care Act.

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