An important legal victory has been won in Ohio, by opponents of President Obama's federal healthcare plan. This should clear a proposed ballot measure for a vote to reject parts of insurance changes.
In a unanimous decision last Friday, the Ohio Supreme Court rejected a liberal policy group's lawsuit challenging certification of the issue, to be called the Health Care Freedom Amendment, on the grounds that petitions carrying 69,000 signatures were flawed.
A ballot issue will seek to repeal the contentious rewrite of Ohio's law restricting collective bargaining.
Backers of the measure lauded the decision. Ohioans for Healthcare Freedom campaign manager Jeff Longstreth said it will allow "voters to have a choice if healthcare decisions should be made by patients and doctors or politicians in Washington, D.C."
The proposed amendment to Ohio's Constitution would keep people from being required to buy health insurance.