Friday, October 31, 2008

Will on AZ "Freedom of Choice in Health Care"

In the October 26, 2008 Washington Post, George Will discusses the Arizona ballot initiative entitled the "Freedom of Choice in Health Care Act":
On Election Day, Arizonans can give the nation the gift of a good example. They can enact a measure that could shape the health-care debate that will arrest or accelerate the nation's slide into statism. Proposition 101, the Freedom of Choice in Health Care Act, would put the following language into Arizona's Constitution:

"Because all people should have the right to make decisions about their health care, no law shall be passed that restricts a person's freedom of choice of private health care systems or private plans of any type. No law shall interfere with a person's or entity's right to pay directly for lawful medical services, nor shall any law impose a penalty or fine, of any type, for choosing to obtain or decline health care coverage or for participation in any particular health care system or plan."
Will discusses his reasons for supporting the ballot measure. I only wish there were a similar measure to support here in Colorado.