Ohio Voters Allow Health Care Reform Opt-Outs

Law360, New York (November 9, 2011, 12:16 PM EST) -- Ohio voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly passed a ballot measure that exempts state residents from having to participate in the federal health care reform program enacted last year.

Nearly 66 percent of Ohio voted “yes” and 34 percent voted “no” on Issue 3, which amends the state's constitution to make it illegal to force individuals and businesses to participate in any health care system. About 2.2 million Ohioans voted for the measure, while around 1.1 million voted against it.

Issue 3, sponsored by conservative activist groups in...
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