Proposal prolongs health debate

Opponents of Amendment 1, including one of today’s Front Burner columnists, argue that the amendment is pointless; the president’s law has been upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, and federal law supersedes state laws. They see the amendment as part of an ideologically driven campaign to undermine the law and mislead voters.

But supporters of the amendment, including the other Front Burner columnist today, argue that other legal challenges against the law are still pending. They also point out that the statute could be repealed if Republicans take the White House and full control of Congress after November. They see the upcoming vote on Amendment 1 as an opportunity for voters to make their voices heard on health reform.

Read the columns

Intro: Proposal prolongs health debate

Robert F. Sanchez: Amend Fla. Constitution to send D.C. clear message

Greg Mellowe: Bid to block law misleads families and businesses

Read more about it

-A case against the federal health reform law in Florida can be found at jamesmadison.org under the issues tab.

-A pitch for the Affordable Care Act is at floridachain.org under featured topics.

-The Florida League of Women Voters give details on Amendment 1 in its voter guide at bereadytovote.org.

This is the first in a series of Front Burner features on proposed Florida constitutional amendments on the November ballot.