In a new poll, there’s even stronger opposition to ObamaCare. According to Rasmussen, 57% of voters surveyed want to see the health care law repealed. And nearly half of those surveyed – 49% – think the quality of health care will get worse under ObamaCare. These numbers have pretty much been consistent since the law was passed about a year and a half ago. What is happening now, though, there’s an increase in the number of voters who want it scrapped.
The American people get it. As I reported to you earlier a couple of weeks ago, this issue will be front and center for votes in the November 2012 elections.
All legal roads lead to the Supreme Court. And, on Monday, a federal judge in Mississippi cleared the way for another lawsuit challenging ObamaCare to go forward.
As you may recall, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals declared the individual mandate, the provision forcing Americans to purchase health insurance, unconstitutional. A decision by the 6th Circuit went the other way. And, a decision by the 4th Circuit is expected at any time.
We’re preparing for oral arguments set for September 23rd before a federal appeals court in Washington, D.C. Our lawsuit also challenges the individual mandate. We are also backing efforts by Virginia and Florida in their challenges. In fact, in the Florida case – in the 11th Circuit decision declaring the key provision of ObamaCare unconstitutional, we filed an amicus brief representing 74 members of Congress and more than 70,000 Americans who oppose this troubling measure.
At the same time, more and more states are taking action – moving forward with steps to counter ObamaCare. According to the Washington Times, this year alone, 13 states have enacted laws trying to exempt their residents from major provisions of the health care law, while more than half have filed or joined lawsuits challenging the law’s constitutionality. All told, 17 states have enacted laws rejecting parts of ObamaCare.
In Congress, there’s a continued call for the repeal and defunding of ObamaCare.
The American people know a bad law when they see one. And, ObamaCare fits the bill. Expect to see lots of political posturing about this issue in the months ahead in the run-up to the 2012 elections. There will be more court decisions, too. And, opposition from the American people – that is only likely to continue to climb.
You can learn more about the work of the ACLJ and our involvement in precedent-setting Supreme Court cases by checking out this interview I did with Matt Lewis at the Daily Caller: Jay Sekulow says defending religious liberty is ‘personal.’