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Florida Amendment 1: 'Florida Health Care'

Take a closer look at the proposed amendment to the Florida Constitution before you head to the polls Nov. 6.

Amendment 1: Health Care Services

This proposed amendment would give Florida the ability to opt out of the new federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

A number of organizations oppose this amendment, including the League of Women Voters of Florida. The concern is this amendment conflicts with federal law and might be declared unconstitutional.

Supporters of the amendment say it would send a message to Congress that it overstepped its authority by requiring people to purchase health insurance.

What a Yes Vote Means

A vote of yes on this amendment is a show of support for its passage.

For complete wording of the amendment, visit the Florida Division of Elections online.

monique thomas November 05, 2012 at 07:47 PM
States have the right to determine how they want to handle health insurance. If it means exercising it's 10th amendment right or nullification to achieve a cost containing access system then Florida must act to protect it's citizens against the eventual collapse of PPACA. Over 10,000 IRS jobs created to enforce it, the paying for education of veterinarians, 21 new taxes that most will effect the middle-income folks our President said he wouldn't do, this legislation might be disturbing to most if they actually read the bill HR 3590....enjoy over 2500 pages plus or minus the Slaughter Amendment! http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h3590/text And there are 1000s of pages of regulations already written and tons more to come. Oh, what fun. And for the heck of it the emergency room argument...right now, hundreds of dollars of everyone's policies are already going to pay for those that use the emergency room as their primary care physician.
Gordon November 06, 2012 at 07:21 AM
What some of you want is a caretaker government instead of taking responsibility for your own life. Wake up. More government is not your friend. In the past society took care of society, now we are looking for Obamacare and other programs to step in and run our lives. Good example of government failure is what is happening in New York and New Jersey.
Gordon November 06, 2012 at 07:23 AM
If the Florida League of Women Voters leaned any further to the left they would all fall out of their chairs and land in the floor. Well, maybe that isn't such a bad thing after all. Perhaps if they landed on their heads it might help for them to see more clearly.
Gordon November 06, 2012 at 07:26 AM
I am with you. It is a clear intrusion into the right of self management. We don't need a "Big Brother" to run our lives. Society used to take care of its members through church and civic groups, now we have an increasingly oppresive and intrusive government which is slowly taking over our lives.
Gordon November 06, 2012 at 07:27 AM
Vote YES. Government in any form is NOT your friend.

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