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In Ohio, a group of “tea party” activists are looking to enact a state constitutional amendment that would exempt them from one of the major elements of healthcare reform: the individual mandate.
Ohio Liberty and American Patriots Against Government Excess want to put the Health Care Freedom Amendment on this November’s ballot, and are currently gathering petitions. If it passes, it would prevent any state or federal agency from mandating a person or employer to purchase Ohio health insurance–or pay a penalty or fine for failing to do so.
Laws in place before March 19th (prior to President Obama signing the health care bill) will not be affected.