Is your new elected official doing what you want?
It’s a good time to be asking that question. American voters sent a clear message with their historic pummeling of Democrats at the polls last November. One of their loudest demands: Fix the flawed health care legislation known as the Affordable Care Act, or more commonly, ObamaCare.
No we don’t elect public officials to introduce legislation, however historic, that is against the majority of the public opinion.
Led by fired up citizens such as the Tea Party members, American voters collectively demanded that their elected officials reign in big government spending, keep taxes from increasing, and stop trammeling the Constitution in their efforts to takeover the healthcare system.
The most watched constitutional challenge to the health care law, the lawsuit filed by 20 states in Florida immediately after the Affordable Care Act’s passage, was allowed to proceed and is currently awaiting a decision on summary judgment from U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson that should be coming any day now.
With many of our states going broke, it couldn’t happen any sooner. New elected officials must follow through on their promises to their constituents. A recent CNN poll looking at adult voters, found that 50 percent favor repeal of the costly health care law and 42 percent oppose it. The sooner this case gets to the Supreme Court, the better it will be for the American people.
At least some new Republican governors and attorneys general are heeding the call to join the lawsuit with the best chance of reaching the highest court in the land.
On Jan. 19, the day that Congress is scheduled to vote on the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, new Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi filed a motion in Pensacola to add six more states—Iowa, Ohio, Kansas, Wyoming and Maine—to the list of plaintiffs. Now over half the states are suing to have unconstitutional ObamaCare repealed. That means, with the addition of Virginia, there are now 27 states, or more than half the country challenging the law in federal court.
These state administrators understand the economic risks to their respective states.
The Florida suit, which argues that the law violates the commerce clause of the Constitution by forcing people to buy insurance of pay penalty, is similar to the successful one brought in Virginia but also targets the costly expansion of Medicaid.
If your state has not joined the lawsuit yet—why not? Call your representative right now.
STATES SUING OVER OBAMACARE:
|State||Lawsuit Joined||Date Joined|
|Virginia||Virginia||March 23, 2010|
|Florida||Florida||March 23, 2010|
|South Carolina||Florida||March 23, 2010|
|Nebraska||Florida||March 23, 2010|
|Texas||Florida||March 23, 2010|
|Utah||Florida||March 23, 2010|
|Louisiana||Florida||March 23, 2010|
|Alabama||Florida||March 23, 2010|
|Michigan||Florida||March 23, 2010|
|Colorado||Florida||March 23, 2010|
|Pennsylvania||Florida||March 23, 2010|
|Washington||Florida||March 23, 2010|
|Idaho||Florida||March 23, 2010|
|South Dakota||Florida||March 23, 2010|
|North Dakota||Florida||April 5, 2010|
|Arizona||Florida||April 6, 2010|
|Georgia||Florida||April 13, 2010|
|Alaska||Florida||April 20, 2010|
|Nevada||Florida||May 14, 2010|
|Indiana||Florida||May 14, 2010|
|Mississippi||Florida||May 14, 2010|
|Wisconsin||Florida||January 3, 2011|
|Oklahoma||Oklahoma||January 7, 2011|
|Wyoming||Florida||January 7, 2011|
|Ohio||Florida||January 11, 2011|
|Kansas||Florida||January 12, 2011|
|Maine||Florida||January 12, 2011|