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  • More Than Half of All States Now Suing to Stop Obamacare

    This Wednesday Maine Attorney General William Schneider announced that the Pine Tree State would become the 23rd state participating in Florida’s multi-state suit against Obamacare. With Oklahoma and Virginia each pursuing their own seperate suits, that brought the number of states fighting Obamacare’s budget busting Medicaid expansion to 25.

    It didn’t take long for that number to become 26. The Kansas City Star reports:

    Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt sent a letter Wednesday seeking to join almost two dozen states in challenging the new federal health care reform law.

    Schmidt, a Republican, campaigned on challenging the law. He defeated Steve Six in the November election and took office Monday.

    “This lawsuit is about standing up for the rule of law and protecting the liberties guaranteed by our Constitution,” Schmidt said in a prepared statement. “Our federal government is designed to be a government of limited, enumerated powers, and we do not believe it has the power to order citizens into commerce so it can then regulate their conduct under authority of the Commerce Clause. Whatever the merits or demerits of health care reform, the ends cannot justify an unconstitutional means.”

    In its current form, Medicaid is already bankrupting states across the country. Obamacare only further overloads this already broken system by expanding Medicaid eligibility to include all Americans under 133 percent of the federal poverty level. Of the 34 million Americans who gain health insurance through Obamacare, over half (18 million) will receive it through Medicaid. While Obamacare will pay for all of the benefit expansion for the first three years, and 90% of it after that, Obamacare never pays for any of the state administrative costs for adding those 18 million Americans to their welfare rolls. That amounts to billions in unfunded federal mandates for states to absorb.

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    36 Responses to More Than Half of All States Now Suing to Stop Obamacare

    1. TC Wisconsin says:

      Here's to hoping that Scott Walker will get on the bus as well now and let Wisconsin join in – Doyle refused.

    2. FRANK CAPOBIANCO MD says:

      CLEARLY OBAMACARE WAS NOT WELL THOUGHT OUT THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN PARTISAN POLITICS AND POLITICAL EGOS BECOME MORE IMPORTANT THAN HELPING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. SOCIALIZING MEDICINE AND HEALTHCARE IS NOT THE SOLUTION BUT NEITHER IS THE INSURANCE INDUSTRIES UNBRIDLED GREED AND RESTRICTION OF CARE SUCH AS NO COVERAGE FOR PRE EXISTING CONDITIONS OR UNBRIDLED ESCALATION OF PREMIUMS ESPECIALLY FOR THE SELF EMPLOYED SMAAL BUSINESS. SO LETS START OVER AND DUE THIS RIGHT. REMOVING ALL REGULATIONS FROM THE INSURANCE AND PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRIES IS A MISTAKE

    3. James Rabberman, Lak says:

      STOP "OBAMACARE" BY ALL MEANS

    4. James Rabberman, Lak says:

      stop "obamacare"

    5. Jeani T, Florida says:

      looks like Florida is suing! I'm so thankful and proud of my state for that!

    6. Michael Bowler says:

      The "general welfare clause", so commonly cited as the authority for the new healthcare law, is not a clause of the Constitution. It is part of a preamble sentence describing the purpose of the document. "Clauses" are each specifically numbered. "We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."

      When read in full, it is obvious to all but the most obtuse of fools, the sentence in which this language is included is to describe what the purpose of the document is. The following Articles of the Constitution are the rules by which it is intended that these purposes will be fulfilled. When using the Articles of the Constitution to define how the government may act on behalf of it's people, there aren't any excuses for the individual mandate. Why is no state's attorney genneral arguing this?

    7. Curtis, New Mexico says:

      Can you give a list of states that have filed against Obummercare?

    8. Edward Kimble, 46725 says:

      I've already hung up on my first state-insurer insurance guy who claimed I must talk to him.because the no-call list doesn't apply to him (or his minions). The technologist in me says it's time to buy that ACME vitriolic minion disconnect button with those really cool Warcraft yellow-red cross hairs. And I think I can write a computer program in python or maybe Lua script to give myself online gaming points for each disconnect :-)

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    10. R. Shepherd Mobile A says:

      Hopefully With these states suing and the house working for a repeal the President

      will concede to the will of the people

    11. Bobbie says:

      Since it's over half the states why isn't there an automatic repeal? Where is the investigation to expose criminal charges?

    12. Carolmorris says:

      What part does the President not understand or maybe don't care,Thank you

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    18. Linda, Amarillo Texa says:

      The socialist agenda is unraveling. Americans are so much smarter than they are ever given credit for. We don't want the government to usurp our authority over our own lives. If the government got out of everything unconstitutional and stuck to its true purpose, then our borders would be protected, our military would deter terrorists with overwhelming might…and the rest would be left to the states as it should be.

    19. Dennis, Ohio says:

      I would like to see a public option where the premiums covered the costs – that is, not subsidized by the general fund. This would allow the governemnt a cost advanage because they don't have to generate a profit. In exchange, they would take any patient regardless of preexisting condition.

    20. Corky, Howey in the says:

      We need to VOTE out the riffraff and install those who would follow their oath of office and the will of the people. Why have we had so many problems and turmoil these past two years? Why do we have people like reid and pelosi buying votes behind closed doors? Who let them in? Who let obama in? We the American people have had nothing but unrest and trouble these past two years. OH, please do no missunderstand me…our government has been getting futher and futher out of control for some time. Senators running rampant with "pork." Senators who would lie to us OUT RIGHT..do you hear Mr. President?? Until We the American People all stand up together and DEMAND better from our elected officals the power grab will continue I'm afraid..God have mercy on our Land

    21. Jill, California says:

      I wish our nation's doctors, insurance companies, medical device manufacturers, etc. would join the lawsuit or team up to initiate their own. We could use more leverage.

      I bluntly told Blue Shield I would not pay their latest rate increase (the third since Obamacare was passed). I told them that if their costs are really rising as much as they claim, they should be fighting back against Obamacare and helping to defeat it rather than foisting the costs onto customers who have no more money to give.

    22. Jeanne Stotler,Woodb says:

      I would like to suggest every member of Heritage read Mark Levin's book "Liberty and Tyranny" after reading everyone will quake in their boots and realize what is going on in this country and has been going on since Woodrow Wilson resided at 1600 Penn. Ave. There have been gaps in the intent as Ronald Reagan, Dwight Eisenhower and a few goor Republicans took the helm, nothing works when sides are divided, such as the Democratic held Senate we have today. Today's youth are being educated in Marxis style by those who want to control, We NEED to Be VIGILANT, especially in what our children are learning in Grade school and High school.

    23. Paul (Albany, NY) says:

      It seems plain to me that the Senate is no longer doing its job of representing the States if such a law as Obamacare could be passed that is so injurious to state governments that more than half feel the need to sue to stop it. Senators were never intended to represent "the people," they were intended to represent the States as a check against consolidation of government power at the federal level. The 17th amendment (which established direct election of Senators) upset a fundamental check and balance in the Constitution and the result has been unchecked expansion of the federal government ever since.

    24. Scott, Taylors, S.C. says:

      The one thing that I don't hear argued is that when Obamacare is fully implemented, how much control over doctors' pay will it have? Our country has used free enterprise to advance every service and technology far beyond anything else on Earth. When doctors pay start being limited, their attitude toward optimum care will be greatly reduced. That being said, all areas of health care will be affected because it will just be a job to them & not a profession. Also, the ramifications of disregarding the Constitution scare the Hell out of me. Please brother & sister Americans, Wake Up and fight for your rights.

    25. TheCivilRoar.com says:

      See http://www.HealthCareLawsuits.org for a full list of states and details on each case

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    27. Jdeg says:

      Dennis you are a FOOL!!! The government should only have an interest in our health care as a regulatory body for safety. I don't want ANY bureaucrat involved with my health or care period.

      That is what Private health "ins" already does.

      I am sorry about making it personal but anyone who believes in government over freedom is a fool.

    28. RONNIE WHITE says:

      i dont understand the president see's the polls and yet he goes right along. and continues to act as if this is the greatest. thing thats come along since since sliced bread

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    31. O_Henry says:

      To Michael Bowler,

      Good work! Please continue to place sound rationale for our founding documents and their consistent, historical interpretation in public all public forums that you can find. It is a service to our country and its citizenry. Thank you.

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    33. Pat, Washington says:

      Now it's 27 states and more coming soon. Does anything say "We the People" better than this?

    34. Tom in California says:

      Obamacare is not a government takeover. It just requires that everyone have private insurance. Every wealthy industrialized Western country has a form of this. Why is this hard to understand? Some private insurers are raising their rates PRIOR to Obamacare kicking in. There's no law to stop them- but there should be. They are the ones everyone should be fed up with.

      26 state attorneys general- ALL REPUBLICANS- are suing just to stick to their party's line. 26 Republican-loyalist individuals DO NOT REPRESENT 26 STATES. Georgia's Governor is trying to impeach his own Democrat atorney general for not suing. This is all a mockery of the Separation of Powers. Hamilton, Madison, Jefferson, et al are turning in their graves! Shame on you Republicans!

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