Senate Amendment 5340


PAG LIN

     1  1    Amend House File 2531, as amended, passed, and
     1  2 reprinted by the House, as follows:
     1  3 #1.  Page 46, after line 5 by inserting:
     1  4                          <DIVISION ___
     1  5                      CHOICE OF HEALTH CARE
     1  6    Sec. ___.  NEW SECTION.  1.19  Right to choose health
     1  7 care.
     1  8    No law shall restrict a person's natural right and
     1  9 power to secure the blessings of liberty to choose
     1 10 private health care systems or private health care
     1 11 plans.  No law shall interfere with the right of a
     1 12 person or entity to pay for lawful medical services
     1 13 to preserve life or health, and no law shall impose a
     1 14 penalty, tax, fee, or fine, of any type, for declining
     1 15 or failing to contract for health care coverage or for
     1 16 declining or failing to participate in any particular
     1 17 health care system or plan, except as required by a
     1 18 court of law where an individual or entity is a named
     1 19 party in a legal dispute.  Nothing in this section
     1 20 shall be construed to expand, limit, or otherwise
     1 21 modify any determination of law regarding what
     1 22 constitutes lawful medical services within the state
     1 23 of Iowa.>
     1 24 #2.  By renumbering as necessary.


                                        
          BRAD ZAUN


                                        
          STEVE KETTERING


                                        
          SHAWN HAMERLINCK


                                        
          JAMES F. HAHN


                                        
          RANDY FEENSTRA


                                        
          NANCY J. BOETTGER


                                        
          KIM REYNOLDS


                                        
          TIM  KAPUCIAN


                                        
          RON WIECK


                                        
          DAVID JOHNSON


                                        
          MERLIN BARTZ


                                        
          DAVID L. HARTSUCH


                                        
          JAMES A. SEYMOUR


                                        
          JERRY BEHN


                                        
          PAUL McKINLEY
          HF2531.2852 (3) 83
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