Florida Amendment 1: What a Yes Vote Means

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

Whether you head to the polls Nov. 6 to cast your vote or you’re planning on voting early, you can count on having to decipher a very long ballot. In addition to national, state and local candidates, this year’s ballot also includes a number of proposed amendments to the Florida Constitution.

To help speed up the process at the polls, Largo Patch has created a guide on each of the amendments. Let’s take a look at Amendment 1 and what a yes vote on it means at the polls.

Amendment 1: Health Care Services

This proposed amendment would give Florida the ability to opt out of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

A number of organizations have taken a strong stand of opposition against 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.

See Also:

Florida’s Constitutional Amendments: What Yes Votes Mean

Lilly Pad October 14, 2012 at 04:14 PM
A vote of yes on this amendment means you do NOT support Obamacare and is NOT a show of support for the passage of the healthcare act, it is quite the opposite.
B Wood October 18, 2012 at 11:26 PM
A vote of YES tells our politicians that you do not want any of the 21 new taxes and fees (where 14 are targeted against middle-class taxpayers) included in the horribly complex 2300 page law that was passed where not a single Democrat, Independent nor Republic was allowed to read before voting. A YES vote will tell our politicians that you do not want to increase the cost of healthcare for EVERYONE. A YES vote means you do not want a panel of unelected bureaucrats refusing you or your love ones medical treatment that you feel is necessary.


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