The measure, known as the Health Care Freedom Act, was sponsored in the Missouri Senate by Senator Jane Cunningham of Chesterfield. Back when the bill was being debated during the 2010 session, Cunningham clarified the resolution’s language.
“It was added to the bill now states that a federal law or rule should not compel a person, employer, or health care provider to participate in any health care system,” says Cunningham.
The Missouri Secretary of State’s website has the fair ballot language for the measure. If you vote yes Tuesday on Prop C, it will amend Missouri law to deny the federal government the authority to penalize citizens for refusing to purchase private health insurance. It would also deny the federal government the authority to infringe upon the right of Missourians to offer or accept direct payment for lawful health care services. AA no vote Tuesday keeps Missouri’s laws as it. Cunningham said it comes down to sovereignty.
“The issue is sovereignty and the preeminent threat as we all know to that sovereignty is now the federal government. We need to protect our citizens now. The operative work, Mr. President, is freedom.”
If passed Robin Carnahan’s office says the measure will have zero impact on taxes.