Washington Health Insurance Freedom Act (2010)
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will not appear on a ballot
The ballot title read:
- Statement of Subject: Initiative Measure No. 1066 concerns federal laws regarding health care.
- Concise Description: This measure would declare federal laws invalid in Washington that directly regulate, or potentially indirectly regulate, health care in specified ways; and declare criminal and civil penalties for enforcing such invalidated federal laws.
- Should this measure be enacted into law? Yes [ ] No [ ]
According to the description prepared by the Washington Secretary of State:
This measure states that any federal law regulating healthcare systems or services in specified ways is null and void and of no force or effect in Washington, including federal laws that have the potential to indirectly regulate health care if enforced or threatened to be enforced. It declares criminal and civil penalties for any action by a federal agent or employee to enforce, or threaten to enforce, any federal law declared invalid by this measure.
Path to the ballot
- See also: Washington signature requirements
According to state officials, no petitions were filed in an effort to qualify the measure for the ballot. In order to place the proposed measure on the 2010 ballot, organizers were required to collect a minimum of 241,153 valid signatures.
- The Hill,"Republicans put health reform on ballot in push to turn out conservatives," June 8, 2010
- The News Tribune,"Initiatives: Many are filed, but few are sane," June 1, 2010
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