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Missouri House gives final approval, health care amendment to appear on ballot

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May 12, 2010


JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri: In the final vote, the Missouri House of Representatives voted 108-47 to refer the proposed Healthcare Freedom Amendment to the August 3, 2010 Primary Election ballot. Just last week the Senate voted 26-8 in favor of the legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. According to state law, the measure required only a simply majority in both the House and the Senate in order to appear on the statewide ballot.[1][2]

Missouri is one of several state's across the nation debating a federal health care law signed by President Barack Obama in March 2010. However, Missouri will be the first state to vote on the proposed amendment. Both Arizona and Florida have referred measures to the ballot but their elections will take place in November.

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