Last week, White House officials announced that a new push to defend health care and maintain democratic seats this November is underway:
Pollsters Geoff Garin and Joel Benenson,and White House aides David Axelrod, Dan Pfeiffer, Phil Schiliro, and Jim Messina addressed the Democratic Policy Committee’s regular Thursday lunch in the Mansfield Room to outline the Democratic National Committee’s $50-million electoral plan, and to discuss the political calendar and the defense of health care.
Pfeiffer, the White House communications director, said they expected to announce a very senior, and well known, communications hire for the push on health care messaging, the source said. The messaging will — as it has — focus on "deliverables" in the legislation, like a small-business tax credit and other features, Pfeiffer said.
This fight, however, is probably a losing battle. States are already taking action against Health Care mandates including taxpayer funded abortions through state exchange programs.
From Americans United for Life:
The day after the pro-abortion health care bill was signed into law, we were ready: Our brand new model legislation, the Federal Abortion Mandate Opt Out Act, has been requested by supporters in more than 30 states. A provision in the new health care bill allows states to pass laws that prohibit insurance plans in the soon-to-be-created state exchanges from providing abortion coverage. AUL is helping states do exactly that.
Missouri and Tennessee are moving quickly. Both have bills that are already moving through the legislature. And other states are joining them. California, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Mississippi, and Oklahoma all plan to introduce new bills or amend pending legislation. The current rules in the Mississippi Senate don’t allow this kind of bill to be introduced at this point in the session, but the Lt. Governor is filing a motion to suspend the rules to allow the bill, they feel so strongly about it.