- Nov 27, 2001
I was reviewing the list of state-wide amendments that will be on the ballot, and I came across a little gem in Statewide Amendment 6. Its description reads as...
The meat and potatoes of the bill goes on to state...Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to prohibit any person, employer, or health care provider from being compelled to participate in any health care system.
It seems that (a) is attempting to go against the individual mandate and (b) is trying to outlaw the fee if you don't have health insurance.(a) In order to preserve the freedom of all residents of Alabama to provide for their own health care, a law or rule shall not compel, directly or indirectly, any person, employer, or health care provider to participate in any health care system.
(b) A person or employer may pay directly for health care service sand shall not be required to pay penalties or fines or paying directly for lawful health care services. A health care provider may accept direct payment for lawful health care services and shall not be required to pay penalties or fines for accepting direct payment from a person or employer for lawful health care services.
(c) The purchase or sale of health insurance in private health care systems shall not be prohibited by law or rule.