Republican lawmakers are asking governors to support the repeal of President Obama’s healthcare reform law by refusing to implement its provisions.
Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) and Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) are leading the group, which focused on the law’s state insurance exchanges in a letter released Monday.
“By refusing to create an exchange, you will assist us in Congress to repeal this violation which will help lower the costs of doing business in your state,” the lawmakers wrote to governors.
On June 28, the Supreme Court declared the vast majority of the Affordable Care Act constitutional, in a major blow to the law’s conservative critics.
Many Republicans now say their last big chance to defeat “ObamaCare” is by taking the Senate and the White House for their party in November and then repealing the law. Lawmakers though fear that undoing the law will be more difficult if governors begin implementing its provisions.