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Measure Details

Proposed Constitutional Amendment: Ohio Health Care Amendment

Ohio Ballot Measure - Issue 3

Election: Nov. 8, 2011 (Special)
Outcome: Passed

Business and Consumers
Health Insurance


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Measure Text

    Proposed by Initiative Petition

    To adopt Section 21 of Article I of the Constitution of the State of Ohio

    A majority yes vote is necessary for the amendment to pass.

    The proposed amendment would provide that:

    1. In Ohio, no law or rule shall compel, directly or indirectly, any person, employer, or health care provider to participate in a health care system.

    2. In Ohio, no law or rule shall prohibit the purchase or sale of health care or health insurance.

    3. In Ohio, no law or rule shall impose a penalty or fine for the sale or purchase of health care or health insurance.

    The proposed amendment would not:

    1. Affect laws or rules in effect as of March 19, 2010.

    2. Affect which services a health care provider or hospital is required to perform or provide.

    3. Affect terms and conditions of government employment.

    4. Affect any laws calculated to deter fraud or punish wrongdoing in the health care industry.

    If approved, the amendment will be effective thirty days after the election.

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