Missouri Showed Us
Just a quick follow-up to this post from the other day: Missouri voters have, by about a 75% plurality, approved Proposition C. I offer my sincere thanks to the voters of Missouri for demonstrating that American values still beat strong in the breast of this Nation.
This marks the first time that the general public has, by the electoral process, rejected the federal mandate to purchase health insurance. Although I doubt anything will be done about before the legal challenges have been resolved by the Supreme Court, I sincerely hope the Obama administration will reconsider and revoke that onerous provision of their health care reform effort. The public has spoken and soundly repudiated the idea that the government can require private citizens to purchase a product offered by a private company. It’s time the President and Congress listened to their employers.