HB 585 (BR 1234) - B. DeWeese, R. Crimm, D. Floyd, D. Osborne
AN ACT proposing to create a new section of the Constitution of Kentucky relating to health care.
Propose to create a new section of the Constitution of Kentucky to declare that a law or rule shall not compel any person, employer, or health care provider to participate in any health care system; that a person or employer may pay directly for lawful health care services and shall not be required to pay penalties or fines for direct payment for health care services; that a health care provider may accept direct payment for lawful health care services and shall not be required to pay penalties or fines; and that the purchase or sale of health insurance in private health care systems shall not be prohibited by law or rule. This section does affect which health care services a health care provider or hospital is required to provide or which health care services are permitted by law, affect laws or rules in effect as of January 1, 2010, affect terms or conditions of any health care system, or prohibit care provided pursuant to workers' compensation statutes; define terms for the purposes of the proposed amendment.
Mar 2-introduced in House
Mar 4-to Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)