Topeka A Kansas House committee may vote this week on a proposed "Health Care Freedom Amendment" to the state constitution.
The Health and Human Services Committee has a discussion of the measure on its agenda for Tuesday.
The amendment would add a provision to the constitution prohibiting the state from requiring any individual or business to buy health insurance. It also would prevent the state from requiring anyone to participate in a particular health care plan.
Its lead sponsor in the House is health committee Chairwoman Brenda Landwehr, a Wichita Republican.
She and other supporters say the constitutional change would preserve Kansans' right to make health care decisions. Critics say it's designed to block federal health reforms in Kansas.