House committee approves constitutional amendment challenging federal health care law


A spirited debate today in the House Insurance Committee ended with a 5-4 vote approving a constitutional amendment that declares no Louisianian would have to pay a penalty for refusing to purchase health insurance.


House Bill 94 by Rep. Kirk Talbot, R-River Ridge, now moves to the Civil Law & Procedure Committee, which must approve proposed ballot language, before sending it on to the House floor, where it must receive 70 votes out of 103 members. If today's discussion is any indication, that high threshold won't be met easily.

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