Following the lead of Arizona and Florida, in recent weeks legislators from Louisiana and Georgia announced that they were planning on introducing State Constitutional Amendment resolutions that would allow the people of those states to effectively opt-out of any future national health care plan.

And now, Michigan joins them.  According to the Detroit Free Press, State Rep. Brian Calley has introduced a resolution to “place before Michigan voters a state constitutional amendment to prohibit mandatory participation in a national health care plan. He said that right is guaranteed by the 10th Amendment limitation on federal power in the U.S. Constitution.”

The resolution in Arizona (HCR2014) has already passed both the House and Senate,  and in 2010, Arizona voters will be the final voice on the Constitutional Amendment.

In Florida, HJR37 has been introduced by Carey Baker, and has yet to be voted on.

Legislators in GA and LA announced that they’ll be introducing similar resolutions in the 2010 legislative session.  And sources close to the Tenth Amendment Center indicate that more than 10 states will do the same in 2010.

Michael Boldin

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