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Senate Dems in Georgia block proposed constitutional amendment to opt out of federal healthcare

Atlanta Journal-Constitution, March 18, 2010

Democrats in the Georgia Senate rejected a proposed constitutional amendment that would have allowed Georgians to opt out of federally mandated healthcare. Senate Resolution 794 was part of a nationwide effort launched by Republicans to defeat the healthcare overhaul being considered in Congress. There are currently 38 states pushing constitutional amendments that would give the states the option of not participating in federal healthcare. The resolution was meant to block any federal healthcare bill.