“Neo” Health Care… Taking the Blue Pill

This week, over 70 percent of Missourians voted for Prop C — to exempt the state from the federal insurance mandate — and, by extension, against President Obama’s health care plan. Three more states — Arizona, Florida, and Oklahoma — also have votes on deck with the hope of a possibly-binding opt out of the mandate.

From STLtoday’s coverage, via The Daily Bail’s post on the landslide vote:

“Missouri voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected a federal mandate to purchase health insurance, rebuking President Barack Obama’s administration and giving Republicans their first political victory…

“‘The citizens of the Show-Me State don’t want Washington involved in their health care decisions,’ said Sen. Jane Cunningham, R-Chesterfield, one of the sponsors of the legislation […] With most of the vote counted, Proposition C was winning by a ratio of nearly 3 to 1.”