Republican supporters say they are trying to "draw a line in the sand" to oppose a federal health care overhaul that would require most to get health insurance.Anyone care to wager on the number of constituents represented by the lawmakers who voted in favor of the amendment who already have government health insurance in the form of medicaid or medicare?
The proposed state constitutional amendment would ban penalties or fines from being levied against individuals and employers who opt out of insurance and pay directly for their own health care. Medical providers could not be penalized for accepting direct payments for health care.
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