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Montana Now 20th State to Defend Health Care Choice
Date:11/5/2009

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the nation's largest individual membership association of state legislators, congratulates Montana State Senators Jim Shockley and Greg Hinkle for announcing their intent to introduce a constitutional amendment to protect the right of individuals to make their own health care choices. Montana now becomes the 20th state where legislators have introduced, or will introduce, legislation modeled after ALEC's Freedom of Choice in Health Care Act. The formal announcement will occur on Thursday, November 5 at Noon on the Yellowstone County Courthouse lawn at 217 N. 27th Street, in Billings.

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"We all recognize the need to help make medical care and health insurance more affordable and accessible for more people," said Iowa Representative Linda Upmeyer, minority whip, family nurse practitioner, and chair of ALEC's Health and Human Services Task Force. "However, creating new mandates for individuals and employers will not reduce costs or increase competition, it will trample on the rights of individuals to make their own health care choices and hurt our economy," she added.


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