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House wages ObamaCare war at ballot box

The Florida Health Care Freedom Act just passed the House Health Care Regulation Policy Committee along party lines (10-3). The proposed consitutional amendment, which has already passed two Senate committees, essentially bans the federal government from enforcing the individual mandate in the just-passed ObamaCare bill, which compels people to buy health insurance if they don't have it.

Even if it passes at the ballot box (by 60 percent margin), it might be feel-good stuff for the GOP. The U.S. Constitution's Supremacy Clause basically states that Congressional laws trump state laws. But the 10th Amendment might stop the feds from intruding into state affairs. Who knows? Ultimately, the U.S. Supreme Court will probably decide all this. And that's where Attorney General Bill McCollum steps in. The Republican candidate for governor is planning to sue over the individual mandate.

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