Paul Stam

North Carolina House Republican Leader

Post archive for ‘Health Care’

House Passes Healthcare Freedom Act(2)

The North Carolina House of Representatives today approved House Bill 2, the “NC Healthcare Protection Act”, by a vote of 66 to 50 on final passage. This legislation protects North Carolina citizens from the unconstitutional mandate to enroll in health insurance or to buy medical care under the federal healthcare legislation passed last year.

A Historic Day Will Lead to a Better North Carolina(4)

On November 2, 2010, voters sent a clear message. The number one issue in North Carolina is the economy – jobs, jobs, jobs. Years of overspending by Democrats have given North Carolina the highest tax rates in the Southeast and an estimated budget deficit of at least $3 billion for next year. High tax rates […]

100 Days That Will Change North Carolina(7)

North Carolina’s state government must reduce costs and regulation on business, large and small, so that they can create jobs and prosperity. If the people of North Carolina entrust Republicans with a majority in the General Assembly on November 2, 2010, we commit to govern the State by focusing on these priorities…

Rep. Stam’s 2009 – 2010 Bills (UPDATED)(0)

Read legislation sponsored by Rep. Stam during the 2009 and 2010 sessions of the North Carolina House of Representatives.

Democrats Refuse to Confront Important Issues(1)

The 2010 “short session” of the NC General Assembly is winding down with plenty of unfinished business. The Democratic leadership has refused to allow consideration of a number of important bills, primarily sponsored by Republicans.

Recent public opinion polls emphatically indicate North Carolina citizens resoundingly support these Republican initiatives. However, they have been refused a fair hearing in the legislature.

Health Care Protection Act Draws Support from Citizens(1)

Governor Halts Plans to Protect Citizens’ Rights Raleigh, N.C. – Supporters of the Health Care Protection Act rallied on Halifax Mall today as a meeting of the Council of State took place nearby. In the N.C. House, the bill will be introduced by House Republican Leader Paul Stam as well as Representatives Thom Tillis, Jeffrey […]

Flordia Attorney General Letter: Constitutionality of Federal Health Care Legislation(0)



January 19, 2010

This legal analysis is of the constitutionality of the individual mandate provisions contained in the health care legislation as passed by the U.S. Senate (H.R. 3590 as amended) and the U.S. House (II.R. 3962). Congress’s unprecedented mandate on every citizen to purchase health insurance coverage or 10 face a penalty raises serious constitutional concerns. The U.S. Constitution enshrines a form of limited government to protect the rights of the states under a system of federalism and to protect the individual freedom of our citizens. The health care individual mandate provisions as currently drafted violate constitutional principles and lack constitutional authority for Congress to enact.

Proposed North Carolina Health Care Protection Act(1)


AN ACT to protect the freedom to choose health care and health insurance.

(a) A law or rule shall not do any of the following:

(1) Compel a person to (i) provide for health care services or medical treatment for that person or (ii) contract with, or enroll in, a public or private health care system or health insurance plan.

Medicaid Fraud Exaggeration(0)

Gov. Beverly Perdue has loudly proclaimed her new initiative to stop Medicaid fraud. The heart of her claim is the use of new technology by IBM to review claims before they are paid. This is a great idea. But her press release is highly misleading. As Lieutenant Governor from 2003-2008 she was culpable in not […]

NC Republicans to Fight a Fed Takeover of Health Care(5)

“Republicans will not stand idly by and watch as citizens’ rights to make their own health care decisions are taken from them by the federal government.” – Senate Republican Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) Raleigh, N.C. — The Republican leaders of the State Senate and House were joined by the Chairman of the North Carolina Republican […]