After the Supreme Court’s ruling, President Obama declared ObamaCare “here to stay.” But a revolt is brewing among states that, if it continues, could cause key pieces of the misbegotten law to collapse.
On Monday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry was the latest to refuse ObamaCare’s massive intrusion into state affairs. He won’t be expanding Medicaid — a key part of ObamaCare’s attempt to boost coverage — or setting up a state-run insurance “exchange” to administer its massive regulations and subsidies.
As Perry told Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, ObamaCare would make Texas “a mere appendage of the federal government when it comes to health care.”
Perry, along with governors in 14 other states — which represent almost a third of the entire U.S. population — have more or less made it clear that they will say “no thanks” to ObamaCare’s vast expansion of Medicaid.