North Dakota Healthcare Freedom Act (2010)

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The North Dakota Health Care Freedom Act was a proposal under consideration by some members of the North Dakota State Legislature, who hoped to place the measure before voters. The proposed North Dakota measure resembled a 2010 Arizona measure - Arizona Health Insurance Reform Amendment (2010).[1] The proposed legislation called for prohibiting rules against participation in specific health care.

Similar measures in other states

Groups in Indiana, Minnesota, New Mexico and Wyoming considered a similar proposal. Two of those states (North Dakota and Wyoming) allowed ballot initiatives; in the other three states, the state legislature would have had to vote it onto the ballot using their state's procedure for constitutional amendments.[1]

Approveda Missouri Health Care Freedom, Proposition C (2010)
Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot Indiana Health Care Freedom Act
Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot Minnesota Health Care Freedom Act (2010)
Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot New Mexico Health Care Freedom Act (2010)
Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot Wyoming Health Care Freedom Act (2010)

National lawsuit

With United States President Barack Obama's signing of the federal health care bill into law, many states began preparing themselves to combat the health care mandates that were on the verge of taking place across the country. Some states had pending initiatives or legislative referrals for the statewide ballots, however, in other states attorney generals joined in a national lawsuit.[2][3]

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See also: Amending the North Dakota Constitution

According to the North Dakota Constitution an amendment proposed by either the House or the Senate requires only majority approval.

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