On Wednesday, the Senate voted out SJR 2, an amendment to the Florida Constitution that would, among other provisions, prohibit individuals from being compelled to purchase health care coverage. The bill is a direct challenge to President Obama's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which contains an “individual mandate” requiring the purchase of health care coverage. The bill next goes to the House for consideration. Once voted out of the House, the amendment will be filed with the secretary of state, as constitutional amendments proposed by the Legislature do not require approval of the governor.