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Alaska Healthcare Free Choice Amendment, 2010

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The Alaska Healthcare Free Choice Amendment may appear on the November 2010 ballot in the state of Arizona.

Alaska Representative Mike Kelly is supporting a measure that would “prohibit passage of laws that compel any person or employer to participate in a particular health care system.” The measure, if enacted, would also eliminate laws that penalize a citizen for declining to participate in a specific health-care system. Kelly stated that he is going to introduce the proposal and is hoping to have the amendment on the 2010 general election ballot. The representative has said he plans to unveil the current draft of the resolution when legislative session begins in January.

Kelly, along with his supporters, are backing the measure because of disagreements with federal involvement in health care. The amendment is also being proposed, according to proponents because it will assert Alaska’s citizen’s rights.[1]

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