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August 6, 2010
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"No law or rule shall compel, directly or indirectly, any person, employer, or health care provider to participate in any health care system. A person or employer may pay directly for lawful health care services and shall not be required by law or rule to pay penalties or fines for paying directly for lawful health care services. A health care provider may accept direct payment for lawful health care services and shall not be required by law or rule to pay penalties or fines for accepting direct payment from a person or employer for lawful health care services." Partial wording of Proposition C, which passed in Missouri, August 3, 2010.
Results of Missouri vote on opting out of federally mandated health insurance
Hoven's Index for August 6, 2010
Health care spending in 2007:
Federal government: $754 billion
State & local government: $281 billion
Total public: $1.036 trillion
Private insurance: $775 billion
Private out-of-pocket: $269 billion
Total private: $1.206 trillion
Total: $2.241 trillion
Source: US Statistical Abstract, Table 127.
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