Ariz., Okla. Voters Reject Obama's Health Care Mandate

Law360, New York (November 3, 2010, 1:01 PM EDT) -- Voters in Oklahoma and Arizona struck a symbolic blow at the heart of recent federal health care reform legislation by approving measures allowing individuals to opt out of health care insurance mandates, while a similar measure on the Colorado ballot seemed headed for defeat.

Oklahoma, Arizona and Colorado each put to voters on Tuesday the question of whether to amend their state constitutions to prohibit any requirement for individuals and employers to purchase health care insurance, the central mandate of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care...
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