Ask your Representative
In the Georgia General Assembly
To Vote YES on
It’s A Georgia Bill to Protect Our
Right to Choose Health Care Insurance in Georgia
Call Friday March 19th and early Monday the 22nd
H.R. 1086 is scheduled for a Floor Vote Monday, March 22nd
H.R. 1086 adds a new section to the Constitution of Georgia – Section V, Health Care, Paragraph I defines the terms used and Paragraph II explains the purpose of the amendment is “to preserve the freedom of citizens of this state to provide for their health care.”
Provisions of H.R. 1086
- No law, rule or regulation could compel directly or indirectly any person, employer, or health care provider to participate in any health care system.
- Individuals and employers could pay directly for lawful health care services and could not be penalized or fined for doing so. Plus, health care providers could accept direct payment.
- This could not affect which health care services a provider or hospital is required to perform or provide or the health care services permitted by law.
- It would not affect workers’ compensation laws enacted by the General Assembly.
- Laws or rules in effect as of January 1, 2009 would not be affected.
As a proposed constitutional amendment, this requires 120 votes (two-thirds) to pass in the House. If it gets 120 or more votes, it will be on the November ballot for voters to decide.
STATUS: This resolution passed the House Rules Committee March 18, 2010 and will be on the House floor for a vote Monday March 22, 2010.
ACTION – Support. Call your representative today or early Monday morning and ask for a YES vote on this critically important bill. If you don’t know the phone number, call 404 656-5015 and ask to be connected to his office or call the public library and ask for the number. If you don’t know which is your representative, the library can tell you, after you give your home address.