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Overhaul Opponents Find Traction In Ohio

Proponents say enough signatures have been gathered to bring a ballot question before the state's voters this fall to decide whether the state constitution should be amended so that Ohio residents are not required to buy insurance.

The Associated Press/Washington Post: Health Care Law Opponents Submit Petitions In Push To Exempt Ohio Residents From Fed Rules
Opponents of the new federal health care overhaul are one step closer to having voters in the political bellwether of Ohio decide whether the state constitution should be amended to keep people from being required to buy health insurance or face penalties (7/6).

The Fiscal Times: Health Care Law Repeal Gains Traction in Ohio
Opponents of the new federal health care overhaul say they've gathered enough signatures to ask Ohio voters this fall whether the state should amend its constitution to keep people from being required to buy health insurance or face penalties. The amendment's backers acknowledge that approval of the measure won't automatically exempt the state from the mandate in President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. But they say they hope to use the amendment to legally challenge the law (Sanner, 7/6).

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