The leading sponsor of two Kansas "health
care freedom" proposals believes both measures have enough support
to pass the state House.
But a prominent opponent doubts they can clear the Senate.
The measures are designed to block key parts of last year's
federal health care overhaul from taking effect in Kansas. One
measure would amend the state constitution, saying no person or
employer could be forced to buy health insurance. The other is a
bill, enacting a law to offer the same protection until voters
considered the proposed constitutional change.
They're being pushed by House Health and Human Services
Committee Chairwoman Brenda Landwehr. The Wichita Republican is
confident they'll clear her chamber.