Alabama voters send anti-Obamacare message
November 7th, 2012
12:09 AM ET
10 years ago

Alabama voters send anti-Obamacare message

(CNN) - Voters on Election Day in Alabama said yes to amending the state constitution and thereby sending a strong symbolic message against the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, according to a CNN projection.

In saying yes to Amendment 6, voters chose to prohibit individuals and businesses from being compelled to participate in any health care system. The initiative is considered largely symbolic since Obamacare would still be available to people anyway.

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  1. Thomas

    Those technicians don't look like there from Alabama !

    Grow up Alabama , Lee lost at Gettysburg !

    November 7, 2012 12:14 am at 12:14 am |
  2. Sasha

    The popular vote went to Romney , that is how most if not all countries elect their leader.

    November 7, 2012 12:21 am at 12:21 am |
  3. fekt

    alabama, the civil war is over. much like tonight you lost it as well. federal law will trump your state law. this will be challenged go to the supreme court and be over turned. all on the tax payers dime. but seeing as your state takes in more in federal aid than it pays in taxes i can see where you all probably don't care to much about it. i'm all for letting you secede from the union and seeing how well you do on your own.

    November 7, 2012 12:29 am at 12:29 am |
  4. Wake up People!

    Sore losers, still not over losing the Civil War.

    November 7, 2012 12:33 am at 12:33 am |
  5. SwingState

    Gore won the popular vote, too. Bush got in anyway to lead America in it's 2008 collapse.

    November 7, 2012 12:37 am at 12:37 am |
  6. je032735

    It's Alabama...who cares?

    November 7, 2012 12:38 am at 12:38 am |
  7. Anthony in California

    The popular vote went to Romney , that is how most if not all countries elect their leader.

    Where were you when Gore won the popular and Bush had Jeb steal the Florida electorate to get him the win?

    November 7, 2012 12:45 am at 12:45 am |
  8. shahbaz khan

    current amrican president mr obaba win the election becouse of it's best leadership and right decision on any problimatic sitution is too much popular in america.and also the death of usma is one of his best success and achivement and the cradit is direct going to obama my point of you about mr obma again he is win the election and becom again the president of america#

    November 7, 2012 12:47 am at 12:47 am |
  9. NameUncleD

    Sasha, look again! The popular has now swung to President Obama! Anything else?

    November 7, 2012 12:54 am at 12:54 am |
  10. Name

    So sad the views of others about states you know nothing about and only make assumptions!

    November 7, 2012 01:27 am at 1:27 am |
  11. Guest

    Obama owns the whole health care mess he created now. All the Democrats will be blamed when it all blows up in their faces as more states take this c r a p p y legislation to a vote. College students whose parents are military must pay for a separate policy at age 23, they are discriminated against under the Affordable Health Care Law. Discrimination is illegal, so s t u f f it up yours Obama. Welcome to the problem you made & cannot pass off as someone else's fault. There is no Bush or other Republican to blame now, only YOU.

    November 7, 2012 01:39 am at 1:39 am |
  12. Miguel A. Ortiz Diaz

    This country does not want to work hard creating independent business or institutions that will help create the jobs to pumped up and help our economy to help them own a piece of the American Dream! The American Dream has its foundations building businesses that create jobs, to stimulate our country! :). The American dream must never be handed to anyone just because thay are citizens of the good old US of A.

    November 7, 2012 01:53 am at 1:53 am |
  13. Anonymous

    Alabama hates Obama & Obamacare because we are not socialists & we were not drinking the kool-aid the other half the country was. We have been struggling in Alabama for the last four years. We work very hard in Alabama for what we have & don't like the idea of being punished for having a work ethic. We believe in the right to make our own choices & don't need the federal government dictating to us how to live cradle to grave. We believe when the federal government governs our behavior & values we lose our basic liberties and become slaves to the government. We lost our freedom today. Many employers will drop their healthcare coverage because it is cheaper to pay the penalty to the federal government. People will get rationed healthcare & denied life saving treatment like they do in other countries with socialized medicine. ObamaCare will ultimately kill more people than it saves. We know this in Alabama because we have hospitals & business here that are are leaders in the healthcare industry.

    November 7, 2012 03:51 am at 3:51 am |