2010 Regular Session


File Code: Public Health Crossfiled with: HOUSE BILL 603
Sponsored By:
Senators Pipkin, Jacobs, and Mooney
Health Care Freedom Act of 2010


Adding a new article to the Maryland Constitution to enact limits on the regulation of health care in the State; prohibiting a law from compelling, directly or indirectly, specified persons to participate in any health care system; prohibiting specified persons from being required to pay penalties or fines under specified circumstances; specifying that the purchase or sale of specified health insurance may not be prohibited by law; authorizing persons to pay directly or accept direct payment for specified health care services; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occurring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
Senate Action
First Reading Finance
Hearing 2/17 at 1:00 p.m.
House Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Senator E. J. Pipkin, District 36
Senator Nancy Jacobs, District 34
Senator Alexander X. Mooney, District 3

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Constitutional Amendments
Fines -see also- Penalties
Health -see also- Mental Health
Health Insurance -see also- HMOS; Managed Care Organizations
Health Occupations -see also- specific health occupations
Hospitals -see also- Clinics; State Hospitals
Laws and Ordinances -see also- Pub Local Laws; Uniform Laws.
Penalties and Sentences -see also- Death Penalty
Physicians -see also- Dentists; Med Exmnrs; Psych; etc
Work, Labor and Employment -see also- Col Barg; Holiday; etc

Bill affects the following Statute:

Article - XX New Article
( 1 )


All documents except Roll Call Votes are displayed in PDF format:
Bill Text: First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note: Available
Amendments: None offered