Thursday, July 28, 2011

Ohio to vote on opting out of health law

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Voters will get the chance to decide whether Ohio can opt out of the national health care overhaul after the state’s top election official said yesterday that opponents of the federal law have enough signatures to put a constitutional amendment on the Nov. 8 ballot.

Secretary of State Jon Husted determined that supporters of the amendment, which would prohibit Ohio from participating in the federal Affordable Care Act, had gathered 427,000 valid signatures. They had submitted more than 546,000 and needed roughly 358,000 validated to make it onto the ballot.

The amendment will be alongside a measure to repeal a contentious new collective bargaining law. Advocates expect that the two proposals will drive people to the polls, which are typically undervisited in off-year elections.

Full article: http://articles.bost … -affordable-care-act