Arizona among states wanting health care amendments
PHOENIX, Arizona: Arizona is one of many states hoping to have constitutional amendments placed on future ballots in relation to health care. Backers of such amendments are opposed to President Barack Obama’s new health care plans, and are hoping that these potential ballot measures would stop federal intervention on the issue.
According to Representative Nancy Barto: "It became very clear that the direction for what they call health-care reform at the federal level was putting at risk our health care freedoms, and we need to move quickly to make sure citizens are protected."
Lawmakers are hoping that passage of these constitutional amendments would prohibit restrictions on a person’s right to choose private health care. However, some experts say if a federal health care overhaul were to be passed, it would negate a successful statewide health care constitutional amendment.