Missouri LP op-ed in the Joplin Independent:
The Missouri Libertarian Party passed a resolution to endorse Proposition C, the Healthcare Freedom Act, which is a referendum on the August 3, 2010, primary ballot.
The ballot measure will exempt Missourians from being fined by the Internal Revenue Service for opting not to purchase the mandated minimum health insurance coverage. The measure also will insure that medical practitioners can continue to offer legal services for cash, even if they choose to opt out of providing services paid by government or insurance. The measure has no effect on those who wish to participate in Obamacare.
Proposition C is a first in the nation opportunity for Missouri voters to push back against some of the blatantly unconstitutional provisions of the Obamacare legislation. Besides being unconstitutional, the mammoth 2000+ page bill was rammed through despite the fact that a majority of Americans opposed it.
Even those who were initially in favor of the legislation are beginning to understand its negative ramifications, and the fact that it is in many respects corporate welfare for insurance and pharmaceutical companies.
For the exact ballot language of Proposition C go here.
The Libertarian Party is America’s third largest political party and has been fighting for smaller government since 1971. The Missouri Libertarian Party has been a recognized party in Missouri, with continuous ballot access since 1992.
Comments by Cisse Spragins, Ph.D., state chair of the Libertarian Party of Missouri