Saturday, May 29, 2010
WHY WOULD WE SIGN THIS?
I was reading the news tonight and learned that someone wants to change what we just fought to get out of Congress. I quote:
Health Care Amendment Petition In Fayette County
The amendment would make it unconstitutional for any person, employer, or health care provider to be compelled by law to participate in a health care system.
Ohio voters could see a proposed amendment to the constitution on the ballot next November concerning health care. The Ohio Liberty Council, a state wide coalition, has submitted the amendment and petitions are being circulated in the hopes of gathering 600 thousand signatures.
John Rhoad, Fayette County Coordinator for The Ohio Project, said the proposed amendment is in response to the new federal health care bill passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama. He said the amendment would give Ohioans choices when it comes to health care.
The amendment would make it unconstitutional for any person, employer, or health care provider to be compelled by law to participate in a health care system. The law would also make it unconstitutional to prohibit the purchase or sale of health care or health insurance, and it would prohibit the government from imposing a penalty or fine for the sale or purchase of health care or health insurance.
Ohio Liberty Council President Chris Littleton said, “With the passage of untenable national mandates on health insurance, the federal government is trampling on the direct constitutional authority and responsibility of state legislatures”.
More information about the proposed amendment is available at TheOhioProject.com web site. John Rhoad said Fayette County voters wishing to sign the petition can stop by (unquote) a particular office in Washington C.H. to sign it (which I'm not going to mention).
Their deadline to sign the petition here is June 28th.
We lobbied our congressmen to pass HEALTHCARE REFORM for the benefit of the country and now someone in Ohio wants to change Ohio law to NOT accept part of it. WHY? I just wish we didn't have to wait till 2014 for the major parts to take effect. WHY not 2012? We need it NOW!