Half Of All States Now Suing Over Obamacare

Before the elections, 21 states were suing the federal government either on their own or as part of a multi-state case over the implementation of Obamacare. In Maine, Oklahoma, Ohio and Wisconsin new governors were elected, and those governors have decided to add their states to litigious ranks as well.

…the newly elected governors of Ohio, Oklahoma, Maine, and Wisconsin have all decided to sue the Obama administration in hopes of stopping Obamacare. Specifically, Gov. Mary Fallin of Oklahoma has announced that the Sooner State will pursue its own case against the law, while Govs. John Kasich (R) and Scott Walker (R) (of Ohio and Wisconsin respectively) will add their states to Florida’s multi-state suit. And yesterday, newly sworn-in state Attorney General William Schneider announced Maine would also join the the Florida litigation. That brings the number of states on the Florida suit to 23 and the total number of states suing to stop Obamacare (which includes Virginia and Oklahoma) to 25.

Poll after poll has shown majority opposition to Obamacare, and now we’re near a simple majority of state government’s that are opposed to the federal legislation as well.

At what point can we just admit that the people do not want Obamacare? Or does the will of the people truly not matter any more?

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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