The bill from state Sen. Seth Harp would preempt the federal healthcare proposal currently being considered by Congress that has not yet received final approval.
Harp's constitutional amendment would allow Georgians to opt out of federal coverage. It needs to be approved by two-thirds of the Legislature and would then be on the 2010 ballot for Georgians to vote on.
Republican Gov. Sonny Perdue this week also criticized the federal health care proposal, saying it would create a financial burden for states. He urged Georgia lawmakers to find ways to get around the federal plan.