Senator Hill authored Senate Bill 317 and has been working the past year
toÂ prohibit any government, state or federal, from forcing its citizens
to participate in any health care system.Â Â
Under Senate Bill 317 Georgia's citizens would be protected from being forced by the government to purchase health care.Â Â Existing private and government programs would not be affected by this
legislation. Hill noted on the Senate floor
that this measure prohibits any government from punishing an individual
or business that does not participate in health plans, as well as
protects health care providers from being forced to perform mandated
"Each person should have the right to participate in private health care, government health care, or exercise their right not to participate any health care at all," said
Senator Hill.Â This bill simply protects those basic rights of choice
that we all enjoy today."
On Wednesday, Senator Hill's Senate Resolution that wouldÂ protect one's freedom to choose their own health careÂ was blocked by Senate Democrats.Â Senate Resolution 794 would have allowed
Georgia citizens to vote in November on adding a Constitutional
Amendment to the state Constitution blocking any mandatory requirements
for Georgians to buy health insurance.Â On Thursday, the Georgia Senate
voted to keep SR 794 alive by voting to reconsider and sent it back to
the Senate Rules Committee.Â
"While I would have preferred to let Georgians vote in November to change the State Constitution, my Senate Bill 317 whichÂ passed by Senate Republicans yesterday will still protect
Georgians' right to choose the health care they want," said Senator
SB 317 now heads to the Georgia House of Representatives for consideration.
Hear that all who live in the lovely state of Georgia?Â Time to call your State Representatives and let them know you want this passed!
Those of you outside of Georgia, push your legislators for similar legislation.Â It's important.