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Seward backs amendment to opt out of health care

Apr 15, 2010 4:13 am

Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I- Oneonta) is proposing a state constitutional amendment that would permit New York residents to opt out of the federally mandated requirement to purchase health insurance. Under Senator Seward’s New York Health Care Freedom Act (senate bill 7374), "individuals would have the right to choose their health care plans, and also be allowed to opt out of coverage. The bill is intended to protect the liberty of New York citizens to control their own medical care, and wouldn’t affect those who want the federal care." Seward's staff says similar amendments have already been signed into law in three states and proposed in 36 others. An mp3 audio file from Seward is here:
NY State Sen. James Seward on amendment to opt out of health care.

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