Press Call: Right Wing Failing To Nullify Health Care Law In States


Recent media attention has focused on right-wing attempts to nullify the federal health care law, such as the court case in Virginia and the ballot initiative being voted on today in Missouri. But the facts are clear: progress on implementation of the law is moving forward in the vast majority of states, while in the vast majority of states where nullification legislation has been introduced, it has failed:


Map: Nullification of Health Care in the States


On Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at 12 noon ET, Progressive States Network held a telephonic press briefing with state legislative leaders on health care from around the nation to highlight the failure of right wing efforts to nullify health care law, as well as the growing opposition to the repeal of health care law in the states.

Speakers included:

  • State Sen. Jack Hatch (IA), Co-Chair, Health and Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee; Assistant Majority Leader
  • State Sen. Karen Keiser (WA), Chair, Health and Long-Term Care Committee
  • State Rep. Garnet Coleman (TX), Co-chair, Progressive States Network
  • Nathan Newman, Executive Director, Progressive States Network