House HJR 37 / Senate SJR 72
-- The Health Care Freedom Act says any "law or rule shall not compel, directly or indirectly, any person, employer, or health care provider to participate in any health care system," and specifies people and employers can’t be fined for not buying insurance. This bill does not
ban federal programs such as Medicare and Medicaid in our state, it simply focuses on restricting the federal government from forcing
Americans to participate in an insurance policy, public or private.
We seek reform in many areas including; transparency with private health insurance providers, tort reform, and better accountability to those that abuse the existing public programs such as Medicare and Medicaid. First, we must ensure that the freedom to make your decision as to what health care insurance and/or provider rests with the individual citizen. We the people can contribute to bring down health care costs by making better personal decisions such as; eating healthier, not smoking (a huge contributor to health care costs), and exercising. Synergized with efficient and responsible public policy, citizens and lawmakers can together lead the way to health care reform for all.