Synopsis: Right to opt out of mandated health care system. Proposes
an amendment to the state constitution to specify certain rights with
respect to health care. This proposed amendment has not been
previously agreed to by a general assembly.
Effective: This proposed amendment must be agreed to by two
consecutive general assemblies and ratified by a majority of the state's
voters voting on the question to be effective.
January 11, 2010, read first time and referred to Committee on Rules and Legislative
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A JOINT RESOLUTION proposing an amendment to Article 1 of
the Indiana Constitution concerning the bill of rights.
health care services from a person or an employer and shall not be
subject to penalties or fines for accepting direct payment from a
person or an employer for lawful health care services.
(d) Subject to reasonable and necessary laws that do not substantially limit a person's options, the purchase or sale of health insurance in private health care systems shall not be prohibited.
(e) This section does not do any of the following:
(1) Affect the health care services that a health care provider is required to provide.
(2) Affect the health care services that are permitted by law.
(3) Prohibit care provided under worker's compensation.
(4) Affect laws in effect before January 1, 2010.
(5) Affect the terms or conditions of any health care system to the extent that the terms and conditions do not have the effect of punishing:
(A) a person or an employer for paying directly for lawful health care services; or
(B) a health care provider for accepting direct payment from a person or an employer for lawful health care services.
(f) The General Assembly may define terms in this section by appropriate legislation.