The American people understand. The pro-abortion, government-run, costly health care law put forth by President Obama must go.
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 According to Rasmussen, 57% of voters surveyed want to see the health care law repealed.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 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.