Thursday, August 13, 2009

Arizona Asserts States' Rights on Obama's Federal Health Care Reform!

Similar to the States who assert States' rights against federal legislation on medical marijuana and firearms freedom, Arizona is considering doing the same thing against federal health care. The voting initiative will be placed on the 2010 ballot. While a lot can change in a year, if the election was held the day, I believe the initiative would pass with a solid majority.

Under Arizona's Health Care Freedom Act, which was passed by the state legislature this week [week of June 22, 2009], a voting initiative will be placed on the 2010 ballot that, if passed, will allow the state to opt out of any federal health care plan. Five other states -- Indiana, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota and Wyoming -- are considering similar initiatives for their 2010 ballots.

"Our health care freedoms are very much at risk by health care reforms proposed in Washington, D.C.," said Arizona state Rep. Nancy Barto, the Republican legislator who sponsored the measure. "We needed to act as a state to protect our citizens and ensure that they will always be able to buy their own health care and not be forced into a plan they don't want."

Source: Fox

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