Missouri voters reject ObamaCare

Missouri voters reject ObamaCare

August 6th, 2010 in Opinion Free Press

Lawmakers in well over a dozen states have expressed opposition to ObamaCare socialized medicine, either by filing suit to stop it or by enacting legislation to resist the ruinous costs it will impose if it is not repealed.

Public opinion surveys also show overwhelming opposition to Obama-Care - more than four months after Democrats in Congress narrowly approved it.

But for the first time since Obama-Care passed, one state's voters finally got a chance to have a direct say at the ballot box - and they made it clear they do not like ObamaCare.

The vote was in the form of a statewide referendum in Missouri - a middle-of-the-road state that only barely picked Republican Sen. John McCain over Democrat Sen. Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election.

The referendum, called Proposition C, seeks to bar the federal government from forcing residents of the state to buy government-approved medical insurance. Under ObamaCare, those who do not obtain that insurance will be fined.

In a show of just how unpopular ObamaCare is even in politically moderate states, more than 70 percent of Missourians voted for Proposition C - and against destructive federal dictation of health care policy.

Their overwhelming vote in opposition to ObamaCare should send a signal to the federal government that it has overstepped its bounds by trying to have Washington take control of health care. Residents of Missouri and every other state should register that displeasure when they vote in congressional elections this November as well.