There’s an interesting pushback against nationalized health care, coming from the state legislature in Arizona and the governor’s office in Texas. Meanwhile, state legislators across the country have also expressed their concern. Now, the idea of state action has taken root in Utah.

Conservative opposition to federal health care reform could lead to a 2010 Utah constitutional amendment.

Lawmakers may propose an amendment that would allow Utah residents to opt out of federal mandates being considered by Congress and backed by the Obama administration.

It says basically this: People of this state will not be forced to purchase health care insurance and businesses will not be forced to provide health care insurance for their employees,” said Rep. Carl Wimmer, R-Herriman. A public option for insurance also has been at the center of the debate.

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State-federal conflicts have been a feature of our national history, and it hasn’t gone well for states, ever since the Founding Fathers hijacked the “Articles of Confederation Fix-Up Party” and established a new constitution. Even ill-fated legal challenges, however, demonstrate political opposition, which unfortunately, is what advocates of health care freedom are down to.

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