Missouri residents voted Tuesday to reject health insurance purchase mandates.
A health insurance purchase mandate ballot measure, Proposition C, won with 71% of the vote statewide.
Proposition supporters say it will change Missouri laws to “deny the government authority to penalize citizens for refusing to purchase private health insurance.”
The proposition also will keep the government from infringing “upon the right to offer or accept direct payment for lawful health care services,” supporters say.
Another section of the proposition sets rules regulators can use to liquidate an insurer and rules for a process an insurer can use to voluntarily liquidate itself.
Missouri held state and federal primaries Tuesday; turnout averaged about 23%, officials say.