Obamacare: Just Say No

The Democrats may have a shiny new law but they may have a hard time getting some of us to obey it.  

According to the Tenth Amendment Center about 30 states have already introduced Health Care Nullification legislation.  In Utah, Arizona and Virginia it has passed both houses and in Idaho it’s passed as law.   This doesn’t appear to be a bunch of crazy state legislators run amok either.  A Rasmussen poll reports  49% support state lawsuits against health care plan and only 37% oppose the suits.

 Not surprisingly Republicans overwhelmingly support the resistance but the interesting message may be with independents. 

Seventy-two percent (72%) of Republicans and 58% of voters not affiliated with either major party favor such lawsuits. Sixty-five percent (65%) of Democrats are opposed. This suggests that filing a suit would be popular in Republican leaning and toss-up states but not in strong Democratic states. Of course, as with all things in the world of politics, these realities could shift over time as both parties try to spin the recently-passed legislation

Of course those riding in the wagon have a very different opinion than those pulling it.

The gap over suing the federal government is even wider between Mainstream Americans and the Political Class. Sixty-two percent (62%) of Mainstream voters think state lawsuits challenging the federal requirement are a good idea. Seventy-nine percent (79%) of the Political Class disagree.

I’m looking forward to the elections in November.   I hope Nancy Pelosi is working on her resume.  

Nullification may not be Health Care Deforms only obstacle.  This Chicago Tribune article by Dennis Byrne starts out”

The question with the passage Sunday of Democratic health legislation now becomes: Who will arrive first to slay this monster, the voters in November or the U.S. Supreme Court? … Can the federal government make you buy a specific good or service? Smarter minds than mine claim this is the first time in history that the federal government has enthroned itself with such power. Plaintiffs will line up to file court challenges against this and other constitutional issues raised.

So the Statists may have themselves a health care law.  Let’s see them keep it.

4 thoughts on “Obamacare: Just Say No”

  1. The healthcare problem was always the cost, which is driven by 1) The cost of medical care, 2) Usage of medical services 3) Law Suits, and 4) Taxes and administration. This bill does nothing to address ANY of those costs except to cut medicare rates by 41% over 10 years. Do you think docs will continue to work for a 41% pay cut? I don’t think so! Care needs to be an agreement between the patient and the doctor, not with a government middle man.

    1. Lacey, Thanks for your thoughtful reply. Many people bristle at the thought of the insurance company controlling your health care. But at least that’s a voluntary association. Oh wait it’s not? You have to take what your employer offers? Is that free market? No – it’s a result of government regulation after the war. Thanks you for pointing out that free human beings don’t need anyone to get between them and their doctor. May I add that that goes double for politicians.

  2. Ron, thank you for awesome article.

    I’m posting it everywhere O-care comes up as a way to slap people awake to the fact that the federal gov’t is not a dictatorship – But you have to petition your state gov’t to stand up to them!

    1. Hi Dave,

      Yeah – like NYS is EVER going to nullify anything except our freedom. They don’t call it the empire state for nothing. As soon as Brian DeMarzo is elected to the state senate we can get Nullification introduced. Passing it will be another story.

      BTW ask some of your SI crowd if they would like to blog for SC?


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