This is a hairline crack in the Obamacare foundation, but a crack nonetheless. Obamacare was passed over the objection of voters, and now big MO has expressed its objection by about a 73% vote. From the story:
Voters in Missouri overwhelmingly opposed requiring people to buy health insurance, in a largely symbolic slap at the Obama administration’s health overhaul. The referendum was the first chance for voters to express a view on the overhaul, although turnout in the state was low and Republican voters significantly outnumbered Democrats. With more than half of precincts reporting, 73% of voters supported Proposition C, establishing a state law that says Missouri cannot compel people to pay a penalty or fine if they fail to carry health coverage. Twenty-seven percent voted against the proposition. The state law runs counter to the federal health law President Barack Obama signed in March, which calls on most Americans to carry coverage or pay a fine.
Those who think this doesn’t matter are whistling in the dark. Not only does it keep Obamacare in the news–which is bad for both the health care law and the president’s polling numbers–but also adds to the rising wind in favor of repeal and should aid candidates that make rejection of Obamacare a central plank of their campaigns. It’s a good thing.
Repeal. Revise. Reform. Defund.