Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 33, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, page 405, after line 17, by adding an appropriately numbered new proviso to read:
/33.__. (DHHS: Affordable Care Act) (A) No state official, agency, or employee acting on behalf of the State and supported by state funds may engage in any activity that aids any agency in the implementation or enforcement of the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 and any subsequent federal act that amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.
(B) From the funds appropriated to the Attorney General, if the Attorney General has reasonable cause to believe that a person or business is being harmed by implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and that proceedings would be in the public interest, the Attorney General may bring an action in the name of the State against the person or entity causing the harm to restrain the use of such method, act, or practice, by temporary restraining order, temporary injunction, or permanent injunction.
(C) Neither South Carolina nor a political subdivision including, but not limited to, counties, municipalities, or special purpose districts of the State may establish a Health Care Exchange for the purchase of health insurance or participate in or purchase insurance from a health care exchange, as defined in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, established by a nonprofit organization.
(D) Any political subdivision that violates the provisions of this proviso shall forfeit all state funding, including any aid to subdivision funding they may receive in the current fiscal year./
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