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Republican U.S. Senate candidate from Nevada and Tea Party favourite Sharron Angle, who lost to Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in her race for the U.S. Senate, speaks to supporters at an election night rally in Las Vegas, Nevada, November 2, 2010. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: ELECTIONS POLITICS) - RTXU5KJ
Remember her?
You can't keep a good wingnut down! Sharrrron Angle, perhaps thinking of raising her profile once again for another run for office in Nevada, is dusting herself off from her 2010 shellacking by Harry Reid, and is back out on the campaign trail. This time she's not putting herself on the ballot (probably a smartish move), but sponsoring an initiative. And it's no surprise that it's all about Obamacare.
Angle, a crusader of conservative causes, filed the petition with the secretary of state's office in Carson City. The proposed constitutional amendment would prohibit state or local government entities from creating or maintaining a health exchange allowed for by the federal health care reform law.

Called the Healthcare Freedom Protection Act, backers will need to collect more than 101,000 signatures by June 17 to qualify for the ballot. Voters would then have to approve it in November and in the 2016 general election.

Because, by God, there won't be free market competition for Nevada health insurance companies on her watch! Angle is angry that her state set up its own health insurance exchange. If her initiative ended up somehow passing, it would just mean that the state would be brought into the federal exchange. It would could also mean that Nevadans might pay a little bit more, Nevada officials say, because the fees attached to policies on the exchange imposed by the federal government are higher than Nevada's. But hey, that's a small price to pay for freedom from the free health insurance market.

Originally posted to Joan McCarter on Wed Jan 15, 2014 at 11:45 AM PST.

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