Alabama Health Care Amendment, Amendment 6 (2012)
|Health Care Amendment|
|Referred by:||Alabama Legislature|
|Status:||On the ballot|
Text of measure
This bill would propose an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to prohibit any person, employer, or health care provider from being compelled to participate in any health care system.
The ballot language of the proposal reads:
- "Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to prohibit any person, employer, or health care provider from being compelled to participate in any health care system.
- Yes ( ) No ( )."
- State Representative Phil Williams commented: “We want the people of Alabama to know that if we're going to join a program like that we're going to have it on a ballot and you and me and everyone will be able to vote and decide if we want to join a national health plan or not."
Path to the ballot
Article XVIII of the Alabama Constitution says that it takes a three-fifths (60%) vote of the Alabama State Legislature to qualify an amendment for the ballot. The measure was passed during the last day of 2011 state legislative session, officially sending it to the ballot in 2012 for public vote.
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