Amendment 01:Health CarePrevents penalties for not purchasing health care coverage in order to comply with the Affordable Care Act
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.
what your vote means
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.
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.