JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- It is one of the most controversial Supreme Court rulings made this year. In June the Affordable Care Act, also referred to by others as "ObamaCare," became law.
It requires every American to have health care by 2014, and it's a decision that disappointed voters like Rachel Eddy. "I like that everybody can choose for themselves what they like instead of being told what they need," said Eddy.
But this November, Florida voters will have their chance to vote against it. "This amendment, in essence, would be Florida's statement that we do not want to be under the Affordable Care Act," said law professor, Alan Williams.
Alan Williams teaches health care law at Florida Coastal School of Law. He says voting yes won't repeal ObamaCare, but it will give voters a chance to have their approval or disapproval on record.
And it would keep our state from ever enacting its own version of the Affordable Health Care Act. "What this law would do is prevent Florida from doing what Massachusetts did," said Williams.
Florida lawmakers voted to put Amendment One on November's ballot before the ruling came down from the Supreme Court ruled.
"In essence you might call this amendment more of a protest vote," said Williams.
"I think they should have let us have a little bit more of a say on it initially," said Eddy.
60-percent of voters have to vote yes for the amendment to pass. But even if it passes, don't expect changes any time soon.