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Measure Details

Referendum to Prohibit Health Insurance Purchase Requirement

Montana Ballot Measure - Legislative Referendum No.122

Election: Nov. 6, 2012 (General)
Outcome: Passed

Categories:
Business and Consumers
Health Insurance

Yes
318,612
(67.2%)

Argument For

No
155,536
(32.8%)

Argument Against

Summary

An act prohibiting the state of federal government from mandating the purchase of health insurance coverage or imposing penalties for decisions related to the purchase of health insurance coverage

Measure Text

LR-122 prohibits the state and federal governments from requiring the purchase of health insurance or imposing any penalty, tax, fee or fine on those who do not purchase health insurance. The prohibition does not apply to: (1) a court which orders the purchase of insurance when an individual or entity is a named party in a judicial dispute; (2) the state department of public health and human services as part of a child support enforcement action; or (3) the Montana university system as a requirement for students.

[This act] shall be submitted to the qualified electors of Montana at the general election to be held in November 2012 by printing on the ballot the full title of [this act] and the following:

[ ] FOR prohibiting the state or federal government from mandating the purchase of health insurance or imposing penalties for decisions related to purchasing health insurance.
[ ] AGAINST prohibiting the state or federal government from mandating the
purchase of health insurance or imposing penalties for decisions related to purchasing health insurance.

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