Amendment 01:Health Care

Prevents penalties for not purchasing health care coverage in order to comply with the Affordable Care Act
Outcome: Failed

Summary

Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to prohibit laws or rules from compelling any person or employer to purchase, obtain, or otherwise provide for health care coverage; permit a person or an employer to purchase lawful health care services directly from a health care provider; permit a health care provider to accept direct payment from a person or an employer for lawful health care services; exempt persons, employers, and health care providers from penalties and taxes for paying directly or accepting direct payment for lawful health care services; and prohibit laws or rules from abolishing the private market for health care coverage of any lawful health care service.

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what your vote means

Yes

A YES means the state cannot force any person, employer or health care provider to participate in a health care system -- specifically, the Affordable Care Act -- and cannot tax or fine citizens who do not have insurance and pay for health care costs out of pocket.

 

No

A NO means the state may follow the individual mandate created by the Affordable Care Act, which requires every Floridian to obtain health care coverage.

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Additional information

Amendment 01 Full textClick here to view.
Measure TypeLegislatively-Referred Constitutional Amendment

Funding

Editorials

Yes

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No

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Yes

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No

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