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Prop. 106 would guarantee health care protections

Voters on Nov. 2 will decide whether to write state-guaranteed protections for health care into the Arizona Constitution.

Supporters of the proposal see it as an effort to block federal intervention into health care.

Opponents say its passage won’t matter because the courts will conclude the federal law trumps any such protections passed by state voters.

Proposition 106 would prohibit requirements that a person or employer participate in a health care system and would ban penalties against patients or businesses for paying for health services on their own.

It is an idea that barely failed two years ago, but is expected to easily win approval in November amid opposition to the federal health care overhaul.

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