GOP Attempt to Exempt Minnesota From Federal Health Care Law Fails By Jacob Wheeler | April 7, 2011 LikeTweet EmailPrint More More on Health Care Subscribe to Health Care Representative Doug Wardlow (R-Eagan) says the 10th amendment gives the states the rights to declare federal laws void and infers that the current federal health care law is unconstitutional and could be declared void in Minnesota. Representative Ryan Winker (DFL-Richfield, SW Minneapolis) counters that even the framers of the constitution avoided language that would limit the Federal government’s powers by not using the word “expressly” in the 10th amendment. The amendment to essentially void the Federal health care law was defeated on a bi-partisan vote. Support this story and all the stories from The Uptake. Donate.