Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the State of Arizona, the 2 Senate concurring: 3 1. Article XXVII, Constitution of Arizona, is proposed to be amended 4 by adding section 2 as follows if approved by the voters and on proclamation 5 of the Governor: 6 2. Health care; definitions 7 SECTION 2. A. TO PRESERVE THE FREEDOM OF ARIZONANS TO 8 PROVIDE FOR THEIR HEALTH CARE: 9 1. A LAW OR RULE SHALL NOT COMPEL, DIRECTLY OR 10 INDIRECTLY, ANY PERSON, EMPLOYER OR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER TO 11 PARTICIPATE IN ANY HEALTH CARE SYSTEM. 12 2. A PERSON OR EMPLOYER MAY PAY DIRECTLY FOR LAWFUL 13 HEALTH CARE SERVICES AND SHALL NOT BE REQUIRED TO PAY PENALTIES 14 OR FINES FOR PAYING DIRECTLY FOR LAWFUL HEALTH CARE SERVICES. A 15 HEALTH CARE PROVIDER MAY ACCEPT DIRECT PAYMENT FOR LAWFUL HEALTH 16 CARE SERVICES AND SHALL NOT BE REQUIRED TO PAY PENALTIES OR 17 FINES FOR ACCEPTING DIRECT PAYMENT FROM A PERSON OR EMPLOYER FOR 18 LAWFUL HEALTH CARE SERVICES. 19 B. SUBJECT TO REASONABLE AND NECESSARY RULES THAT DO NOT 20 SUBSTANTIALLY LIMIT A PERSON'S OPTIONS, THE PURCHASE OR SALE OF 21 HEALTH INSURANCE IN PRIVATE HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS SHALL NOT BE 22 PROHIBITED BY LAW OR RULE. The Arizona Strategy | Arizona Healthcare Freedom Act It has passed the house and the senate in our state and wil be on the ballot next year. IMO this is the sort of law that can send a message to Washington that states will decide whats best for it's own citizens. Now, before you healthcare advocates jump on the bill , it does not exlude a person from purchasing ANY and I repeat ANY health insurance option but rather what it does is put that decision where it rightfully belongs in the hands of the citizens.