COLUMBUS: The Ohio House will consider a resolution already approved by the Ohio Senate to let voters decide whether the state should opt out of requirements under the federal health care overhaul.
The measure expected to come before the House on Wednesday would place an issue on the November ballot that would prohibit any law from forcing Ohioans to participate in a health care system.
The GOP-controlled Senate passed the resolution 24-9 last week. Sixty votes are needed in the House, where Republicans hold 59 out of 99 seats.
The resolution comes as tea party groups gather petition signatures for a health care ballot measure to exempt the state from parts of the federal law that require individuals and companies to choose certain health insurance carriers.