Written by Right Side News
Representative Jones & Senator Cunningham to Hold Press Conference Regarding Filing of the Missouri Health Care Freedom Act
Proposed Measure Would Add Missouri to 25+ States Seeking to Protect their Citizens from Federal Health Care Mandates & to Protect their Right to Choose Their Own Health Care
JEFFERSON CITY-Representative Timothy Jones, R-Eureka, is announcing that he will join Senator Jane Cunningham, R-Chesterfield, on WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2009 AT 10:00am AT CHESTERFIELD CITY HALL (located at 690 Chesterfield Parkway West, Chesterfield, Missouri) to discuss legislation they each will be pre-filing this month for consideration during the 2010 legislative session that is designed to protect the health care freedom currently enjoyed by all Missourians.
Representative Jones and Senator Cunningham will introduce legislation in the form of a proposed state constitutional amendment that is designed to protect Missourians from federal health care mandates and guarantee Missourians the right to continue to choose their own health care and insurance options. The proposed legislation would also protect small business owners from the fines that are part of the current federal health care "reform" package that will be assessed for declining to participate in government run health care mandates.
The legislation would add Missouri to a list of over two dozen states calling for legislation or state constitutional amendments to guard citizens against attempts to socialize health care through the "public option" health care mandate currently under consideration by Congress. Arizona already has such a measure on its 2010 ballot.
"If this measure is passed by the Legislature, Missouri voters would have an opportunity to decide if they want to send a message to Washington that participation in an insurance plan is a personal right and a freedom which should not be infringed upon," Representative Jones said.