Search Form
First, enter a politician or zip code
Now, choose a category

Key Votes

HB 35 - Health Care Choice and Protection Act - Key Vote

Wyoming Key Votes

Stages

Family

Issues

Stage Details

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (44-14) - (Key vote)

Title: Health Care Choice and Protection Act

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes any person to choose or decline to choose any method of securing health care services without risk or threat of penalty.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes any person to choose or decline to choose any method of securing health care services without risk or threat of penalty (Sec. 1).
  • Defines "health care services" as the service, treatment, or provision of product for the care of physical or mental disease, illness, injury, defect or condition, or to otherwise maintain or improve physical or mental health, subject to the laws regulating health care service providers and products within the state of Wyoming (Sec. 1).
  • Defines "penalty" as any civil or criminal fine, tax, salary or wage withholding, surcharge, fee or any other imposed consequence established by law or rule of a government (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that all methods of securing health care services may be used to secure such services including, but not limited to, direct payment, trade, or contract through a third-party insurance company (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is invalid in the state of Wyoming (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes the Attorney General to defend a citizen of Wyoming who is prosecuted by the United States government for violation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that any person suffering a financial loss because another person violates this act is entitled to recover all of the following (Sec. 1):
    • $5,000 or twice the amount of the financial loss, whichever is greater; and
    • All costs and reasonable attorney fees.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Health Care Choice and Protection Act

Sponsors

Skip to top
Back to top