Nearly Half Of Americans Want Governors To Spurn Obamacare


To date, 26 States have agreed to sign on to an expansion of their Medicaid programs under Obamacare, while 13 have remained firm, opting out of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s promise of matching Federal subsidies for those who get with the program.

But with the October start date for State-managed health insurance “exchanges” to begin enrolling applicants, public opinion is souring on Obamacare, as well as on the Governors of States that lined up to become early adopters.

A survey done by Rasmussen Reports in late June reveals that 48 percent of Americans now want State Governors to opt out of Obamacare, while only 41 percent hope their Governor supports the plan. Another 11 percent haven’t made up their minds.

The survey, which polled 1,000 “likely voters” over the telephone, confirms Americans’ steadfast antipathy toward State-managed healthcare. CNN found that public attitude toward Obamacare hasn’t changed much in the three years since Congress approved the plan, with the most recent assessment — done in May of this year — showing 54 percent opposed.

A proliferation of reports indicating insurance rates will increase under Obamacare hasn’t helped sell the plan, especially as the picture of how it will be rolled out becomes clearer. Writing for National Review, James Capretta notes:

Study after study — by Oliver Wyman, by Milliman, and by the Society of Actuaries — have confirmed the views of the experts, which is that premiums are going up a lot for most people in the individual-insurance market. Looking across these studies, one can expect premium increases, on average, in the range of 30 to 50 percent, depending on the state.

Remember when President Barack Obama said this?

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Ben Bullard

Reconciling the concept of individual sovereignty with conscientious participation in the modern American political process is a continuing preoccupation for staff writer Ben Bullard. A former community newspaper writer, Bullard has closely observed the manner in which well-meaning small-town politicians and policy makers often accept, unthinkingly, their increasingly marginal role in shaping the quality of their own lives, as well as those of the people whom they serve. He argues that American public policy is plagued by inscrutable and corrupt motives on a national scale, a fundamental problem which individuals, families and communities must strive to solve. This, he argues, can be achieved only as Americans rediscover the principal role each citizen plays in enriching the welfare of our Republic.

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    I don’t care what they say or do, I WILL NOT SIGN UP! They can throw me in jail, I don’t care, period! That is just me, but I wonder what would happen if no one signed up? What if on opening day no one signed up? Will they go around and arrest everyone? I don’t think so.

    Power to the People! Don’t sign up! Send a Message!

    • observer

      You will end up in a fema camp with a slice ( or maybe a lash or two ) a day if you don’t, so please understand: The king has spoken – obey or be damned, because he does not care about you. You are dispensable, worthless and irrelevant in his eyes. You have the audacity to criticise his authority? The drone may get you before you wind up in a camp so watch your mouth!

    • Vigilant

      Good luck. Those new IRS employees hired for the specific purpose of enforcing Obamacare will be at your door and in your bank account. Being thrown in jail won’t absolve you from responsibility to pay the fines/premiums. Be prepared to lose your car, house and savings.

    • Jim B

      The problem with that is that Obizmo will have an army of liberal social workers signing up ignorant citizens, those the government currently houses, feeds, cloths, and medicates (don’t forget the free phone) as their serf minion to get the false numbers needed to say ‘hey the system is working’. With 50 percent of America stuck in serfdom, it may already be too late.

  • Warrior

    It is being implemented the same way it was passed. Bribes, kickbacks, extortion and arm twisting. What could be more wrong?

  • Motov

    What did they expect? One of the worst legislation to ever pass from the bowels of Washington DC. It is anything but affordable, No politician wants to be on it, And they think we are happy with this crock of feces?
    When bureaucracy is mixed with anything, the outcome is never good!
    Lets dump this stupid Obozocare now.

  • equestrian_colt

    Quit trying to have the government stop other governments. we have the power to say F off don’t pay anything it is unconstitutional so its null and void it doesn’t mean anything. If these little whiny cry baby Odumbass brown eye suckers want to give their money to the government let them the rest of us don’t have too. I totaled it up the 50 million people they are trying to force to have insurance that don’t, now having to pay say $200 a month that is $10,000,000,000 the insurance companies get free and then the billions the government gets in taxes its a scam and theft of our money just like with auto insurance.

  • Jim B

    Time to stick a knife in it!


    The guy in the Oval Office is not a legal president, the law as they like to call it was not legally enacted, BO care realy stinks, there is no reason to repeal that which is not legal and there is no reason to keep that conartist in the Oval Office when he should be in a cell…