(1) The legislature finds that the enactment by the U.S. congress of Public Law 111-148 and Public Law 111-152, requiring individuals to purchase health insurance and imposing on certain employers
a liability for an assessable payment for not contributing toward employees' health
insurance, will cause unneeded expense and inconvenience to individuals without health
insurance and to those certain employers.
(2) Notwithstanding the provisions of Title 2, chapter 1, part 4, an agency of this
state, as defined in 2-18-101, may not implement or enforce in any way the provisions of Public Law 111-148 and Public Law 111-152 or any federal regulation or policy implementing Public Law 111-148 and Public Law 111-152 that relates to the requirement for individuals to purchase health insurance and
maintain minimum essential health insurance coverage.
(3) In addition to the provisions in subsection (2), the prohibition under this section
(b) participation by a state official or state employee on a board, a study commission,
or a related entity of the national association of insurance commissioners assigned
to recommend provisions to implement the individual mandate to purchase health insurance
under the federal health care reforms provided in Public Law 111-148 and Public Law 111-152.
(4) This section does not interfere with:
(a) voluntary actions taken by individuals to purchase health insurance or to participate
in health insurance exchanges; or
(b) the state requirement to purchase motor vehicle liability insurance as provided
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