Senator Mike Haridopolos, District 26 — Press Release March 9, 2011*
Florida Senate Passes Health Care Freedom Act
First bill passed by Senate in 2011 session allows Floridians to make health care decisions
The proposed amendment is sponsored by Senate President Mike Haridopolos (R-Merritt Island) and co-sponsored by every member of the Senate Republican Caucus.
“This proposed constitutional amendment is about an individual’s right to make his own health care decisions without interference from the federal government,” said Senate President Haridopolos. “It also sends a message to Washington D.C. that its one-size-fits-all approach to health care doesn’t work. I’m thankfully for the support of my Republican colleagues on this constitutional amendment. We believe in patient-centered, not government-centered health care. After approval from the House of Representatives, Floridians will have the opportunity to decide for themselves at the ballot box.”
The seriousness of this vote should not be underscored in any way shape or form folks. This is changing the Florida Constitution that would let all Floridians make their own healthcare decisions, instead it being mandated by some appointed bureaucrats up in DC. This bill, SJR 2 will undoubtedly fly through the Florida House, after which Governor Scott will sign it immediately. Then it will be up to all Floridans to vote on it in 2012, and after passage, would make it illegal for the Federal bureaucrats to force the Federal Socialised medicine (also known aas Obamacare) onto the people of Florida. This is a great day for the U