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Health Care Freedom Amendment’ advances to Kansas House floor for debate

March 2, 2010

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— A Kansas House committee has endorsed a proposed “Health Care Freedom Amendment” to the state constitution.

The Health and Human Services Committee sent the measure to the House for debate on a 12-9 vote Tuesday.

The amendment would add a provision to the constitution prohibiting the state from requiring any individual or business to buy health insurance or to participate in a particular health care plan.

Republican Rep. Brenda Landwehr, of Wichita, is the main sponsor. Landwehr says the amendment would put the state in a better position to challenge federal health reforms that Kansans oppose.

Critics said the amendment could cause legal problems for the state if it wants to participate in federal health reform.

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flyguy44 4 years ago

No one denies there are many truly needy people out there. That is why we have Medicaid, but ever expanding Medicaid is forcing many states such as ours into insolvency. What does our brilliant president do but force the folks that actually pay taxes to pay for everyone's health care.
Kansas is broke now, but wait until we add thousands to the state's Medicaid role. This awful health care bill is unconstitutional and the Freedom Amendment is a way to protect rights of Kansans. I urge everyone to remember all who voted against the amendment (and against us Kansans) and vote them out next election.

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anon1958 4 years, 1 month ago

Morons. The clowns in Topeka will do anything to avoid working on the critical issues facing this state. I really hope this state goes belly up and dies sooner rather than later, it would at least serve as a warning to other states. The sooner the better, because then people can start rebuilding a meaningful society instead of the clinging to to the pathetic retrograde 19th century piece of crap we are living in now.

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Liberty_One 4 years, 1 month ago

The state is doing what it is charged with: protecting the rights of its citizens. Since all checks and balances have completely broken down at the federal level, the states must step up to be a check against federal power. If the states don't, there won't be anything to protect the people from the illegal use of power by the federal government.

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thebigspoon 4 years, 1 month ago

While you're at it, Kansas, why not add a rider to not require Kansans to have jobs, to not pay bills, in fact, to not have any income at all. Then we would not have to worry about anything or anybody, including those who can not pay for basic human rights like living. This is the most stupid, reactionary bill I have seen since the brouhaha over the State Board of Education idiocy over evolution. Are we the retarded people the rest of the country thinks we are or are we simply turned too much inside ourselves as individuals to think? This is sickening and we all need to addresss this through our representatives and senators in the legislature. If we don't, we'll be the bassackward simpletons the world thinks we aqre now.

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