Despite the reelection this month of a president whose primary legislative achievement has been the enactment of a national healthcare program, a majority of Americans now believe it is not the responsibility of the federal government to make sure all Americans have healthcare coverage, according to a new Gallup poll.
Another governor is adding his name to the list of state executives opposing the ObamaCare mandates.
This past week, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley announced that he will recommend that his state legislature refuse to create a health insurance exchange as required by ObamaCare. Bentley also called for the rejection of federal grant money earmarked for the expansion of Medicaid in the states.
ObamaCare’s employer mandate is supposed to guarantee that every working American is able to obtain health insurance through his employer. But according to the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), an organization representing 350,000 small-business owners, the mandate may end up being the ruin of employer-sponsored health insurance and will almost certainly be detrimental to employers and employees alike.
On June 28, 2012, the Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision upheld ObamaCare — the joint venture of the President and Congress to force every American, regardless of ability or desire, to purchase a qualifying health care insurance plan by 2014 or face a tax penalty for failure to comply.
Fortunately, there remain yet a few state legislators willing to stand up to this tyranny and exercise the states’ constitutional obligation to check the power of the federal government: Maine, New Jersey, and Oklahoma will soon consider bills nullifying ObamaCare in their respective states.
Cost estimates for ObamaCare's insurance subsidies have risen nearly 25 percent in the last two years and are expected to rise even further, according to a new think-tank report.