A number of legislators have introduced bills to amend their states’ constitutions with the goal of preserving health freedom. The bills typically include language that does the following:

  • Prohibit laws that restrict a person’s choice of health care
  • Prohibit private payment for health care
  • Prohibit the state from requiring any resident from having health insurance.

The states represented so far include:

  • Arizona (HCR2014)
  • Florida (HJR37)
  • Indiana (SR65, SR91, SR111)
  • Michigan (HJR Z)
  • Minnesota (HF171, SF325, SF1282)
  • New Mexico (SJR1, HJR10)
  • North Dakota (HCR3010, PDF)
  • West Virginia (HR 3002)
  • Wyoming (SJR3)

The Arizona measure will be on the general election ballot in 2010; the Florida resolution has been prefiled in advance of the 2010 session, the Michigan resolution was filed just this week and the Minnesota resolution was carried over from the 2009 to the 2010 session.

Cross-posted from State House Call.


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