Missouri voters say no to Obamacare

On Monday, a federal district court judge in Virginia ruled that Virginia’s lawsuit against Obamacare, challenging the mandate that all purchase insurance or pay a penalty, could proceed.  Yesterday, the voters in Missouri weighed in on the same issue.

Although Missouri voters split almost 50/50 in the 2008 presidential election, Obamacare did not fare as well.  71% of voters voted in favor of a referendum that prohibits government from requiring that all residents purchase health insurance.  Recent polls have demonstrated that Americans in general oppose Obamacare, but no poll I have been able to find put the opposition over 70%.  Now we have an actual vote of the people as a point of reference.

So far, the legislatures of Arizona, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana and Virginia have passed statutes prohibiting the mandatory purchase of insurance.  And, voters in Arizona and Oklahoma will have the opportunity to vote on this issue in November.

Meanwhile, Florida, South Carolina, Nebraska, Texas, Utah, Louisiana, Alabama, Michigan, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Washington, Idaho, South Dakota, Georgia, Alaska, North Dakota, Indiana, Mississippi and Arizona have filed suit raising issues similar to those raised in the Virginia case.

Given all of the above, it would not surprise me if states will be moving at a glacial pace to begin preparing for the insurance exchanges and other Obamacare mandates.  After all, states can ill afford to spend the money needed to do so when they recently have had to slash their budgets to the bone, particularly if that money ultimately turns out to be wasted.

9 replies
  1. weregettinghosed
    weregettinghosed says:

    We watch all these states standing up against the unConstutuional Obamacare but do we see any New England states? Of the original states of our union, very few are keeping up with their historical drive for freedom. Virginia has stood up and is giving notice to all original 13 states to do something. South Carolina is following the example. Now let us see others stand up to bat and knock this bill into left field.

    • BEA
      BEA says:

      Wasn't it yesterday that Jim said that the most liberal states were in New England??? From the 2010 Gallup Poll…Rhode Island #1, Mass #2, CT #3, NY #4, Vermont #5.

      The shocking thing was that only 29% of CT people are liberal!!!!! (32% conservative, 34% moderate).

      It would be really nice to see CT take a stand…

      • Dimsdale
        Dimsdale says:

        Waitaminnit!!!  Massachusetts is only number 2?!?!?!?  C'mon!   We have the Kennedy Crime Family, Kerry, Frank, Meehan, etc., a list of House Speakers that are now convicted felons, some for gerrrymandering that disenfranchised black voters.


        Maybe they were thinking of the gay marriage and health care (Øbamacare mini me) that the legislature had to legislate against the will of the people.  The last time they let us vote on one of these liberal ideals (bilingual education), we crushed it in a referendum vote, despite millions in advertising the usual scare stories.


        RI is like a weak sister, where we send liberal pols that are too lame even for Masssachusetts (Patches Kennedy).


        Then again, maybe by losing, we are winning a tiny bit…

    • PatRiot
      PatRiot says:

      As we have found in the recent past,  if we push hard enough the elected officials will come around.  Hold Dickie Blumenthal's ( and Gov. Rell's) feet to the fire.  All of us must demand that they persue a suit claiming Obamacare is unconstitutional.

      And for those who would blindly vote Republican in Nov – think – have ANY Federally elected Republicans brought charges of unconstitutionality to the SCOTUS.  hmmm

  2. winnie888
    winnie888 says:

    SOS, thanks again for this and for the link to FL suit.  It will give me good reading when insomnia strikes at 2:30 a.m. EVERYday.  Still waiting for that other post you hinted at!  🙂

  3. JollyRoger
    JollyRoger says:

    "Some thoughts on those angry voters. Ask parents of any two-year-old and they can tell you about those temper tantrums: the stomping feet, the rolling eyes, the screaming. It's clear that the anger controls the child and not the other way around. It's the job of the parent to teach the child to control the anger and channel it in a positive way. Imagine a nation full of uncontrolled two-year-old rage. The voters had a temper tantrum last week….Parenting and governing don't have to be dirty words: the nation can't be run by an angry two-year-old."

    — ABC World News Tonight anchor Peter Jennings in his daily ABC Radio commentary, November 14, 1994

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