State Senator Jane Cunningham does a great job of explaining MHCFA (Missouri Health Care Freedom Act), Proposition C in the above video.
Below is how Proposition C will appear on the August 3rd ballot:
Shall the Missouri Statutes be amended to:To read the entire text, go here!
* Deny the government authority to penalize citizens for refusing to purchase private health insurance or infringe upon the right to offer or accept direct payment for lawful healthcare services?
* Modify laws regarding the liquidation of certain domestic insurance companies?
It is estimated this proposal will have no immediate costs or savings to state or local governmental entities. However, because of the uncertain interaction of the proposal with implementation of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, future costs to state governmental entities are unknown.
State Representative Tim Jones makes the case for Proposition C. Here is an excerpt:
In less than a month, Missouri will be the first state in our nation to vote on a referendum on the federal health care law that was passed earlier this year. A measure, known as the “Health Care Freedom Act,” passed the Missouri legislature earlier this year and has been put on the August ballot in Missouri.Related Links:
If approved by voters, the Missouri Health Care Freedom Act would create statutory protections against government mandated insurance and ensure that Missourians continue to possess the ability to make their own health care decisions. In light of the new federal health care laws and all of the weekly bad news that continues to be “discovered” about ObamaCare, Missouri needs these protections.
It is clear that Missourians not only oppose the new federal health care law, but also the individual insurance mandate in the new law that would force individuals to purchase health insurance, or face fines and penalties. Equally troubling for Missourians are the nearly weekly updates from the Congressional Budget Office that show that, instead of reducing the federal deficits, ObamaCare will cost an additional 800 billion dollars over the next ten years.
Because of these concerns, a Rasmussen poll released this week showed that a clear majority of Missourians still want the new federal bill repealed. Even though this opposition was made clear in town halls and tea parties, Congress passed the bill against the objections of Americans.
In an effort to protect Missourians from this dangerous encroachment on our freedoms, a bipartisan super majority of state legislators supported the Health Care Freedom Act during the 2010 legislative session.
The Act contains two major provisions: protections for Missourians from being forced to purchase health insurance and a prohibition against government fines and penalties for refusing to purchase insurance. This legislation was crafted because Missourians are far more capable of making their own health care decisions than Washington politicians and bureaucrats.
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