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If the GOP doesn't repeal Obamacare, would an Article V convention of the states help?

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Article V of the United States Constitution lays out a plan for amending the Constitution should the need arise. One method requires a convention of two-thirds of the states, with any resulting amendment to be ratified by three-fourths of the states. Some argue that in order to deal with the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, an Article V convention of the states is necessary.

Republican Florida state Rep. Matthew Caldwell returned to "The Chris Salcedo Show" on Tuesday and told Chris that the failure of Congress to repeal Obamacare is  “incredibly disappointing.” He said Americans “want action in Washington, D.C., and it’s just not happening, regardless of whom we send there.”

Rather than surrender to government-run health care and other limitations on personal freedom by big government, Caldwell's state of Florida has added its voice to the 12 states calling for an Article V convention.

He told Chris it's "actually an anomaly" in American history to have gone this long without a meeting of the states. They are hoping to meet in Arizona in September.

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