by Javier Manjarres
During the last legislative session, Representative Scott Plakon and Senator Carey Baker filed HJR-37, a joint bill that placed the Florida Health Care Freedom Act on the November ballot. Florida was one of dozens of states that enacted protections against the unconstitutional ‘Obamacare’ bill that passed earlier this year. To no one’s suprise, the liberal leaning Florida Supreme Court voted 5 to 2 this past summer to deny Floridians the opportunity to vote on this Ballot Amendment.
The liberal court upheld the claim that the Florida legislature had used misleading language in the ballot description, so in response to that case, this year the legislature filed the same constitutional language but removed the objectionable language found in the ballot summary. Ordinarily, sitting Senate Presidents do not file bills, but Senate President Mike Haridopolos is breaking with this custom and has taken it upon himself to file this bill-because of its importance, and this bill will be the first bill heard in committee.
Senate President told the Shark Tank that he was thrilled and honored to be taking such an active roll in helping to protect Floridians from the overreach of the Obama administration.
I’m excited to announce the first bill the Florida Senate will take up in committee is my SJR-2, The Florida Health Care Freedom Act. This state constitutional amendment will protect all Flridian’s right to decide what healthcare plan is best for them and their families and stop any attempt to force them in to a governament mandated health care scheme. It also protects your right to privately purchase health care services and a doctor’s right to recieve that payment-Senator Mike Haridopolos
With Republicans sitting on supermajorities in both chambers of the Florida legislature, expect this bill and many others that are filed by Senator Haridopolos and Republicans to pass easily.