The Health Policy Institute of Ohio launched today a page on its website dedicated to providing Ohioans with a non-partisan source for resources and information about state ballot Issue 3.
Issue 3 is a ballot initiative creating a state constitutional amendment aimed at preserving individual health care freedom.
If passed, Issue 3 will amend the Ohio Constitution to include the following language:
“In Ohio, no law or rule shall compel, directly or indirectly, any person, employer, or health care provider to participate in a health care system. In Ohio, no law or rule shall prohibit the purchase or sale of health care or health insurance. In Ohio, no law or rule shall impose a penalty or fine for the sale or purchase of health care or health insurance.”
To provide an understanding of the potential implications of Issue 3, HPIO has included analysis from:
- Maurice Thompson, Executive Director of the 1851 Center for Constitutional Law
- Janetta King, President of Innovation Ohio
“The purpose of the Health Policy Institute of Ohio is to provide state policymakers with the information and analysis they need to make informed health policy,” said HPIO President Amy Rohling McGee. “In the case of a ballot initiative, the voters are the policymakers and given that Issue 3 is a health policy issue, we wanted to make unbiased information and analysis accessible to Ohio voters.”