The House voted 102-53 Tuesday on a proposal that bans the government from requiring any resident, employer or health care provider from participating in a health care system. It says it aims to "preserve the freedom of citizens of this state to provide for their health care."
The measure, which passed with little debate, now goes to the Senate.
The proposal was pushed by conservative lawmakers worried that the sweeping health care bill approved in Washington in March tramples state rights. Critics said the language would quickly be struck down as unconstitutional by the courts.