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Ohio health care law opponents file petitions
San Francisco Chronicle

Opponents of the new federal health care overhaul are one step closer to having voters in the political bellwether of Ohio decide whether the state constitution should be amended to keep people from being required to buy health insurance or face penalties.

Supporters of the amendment on Wednesday filed more than 546,000 signatures with Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted. They need roughly 385,000 valid signatures for the amendment question to get on the Nov. 8 ballot.

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