What happens next is up to us. "Repeal and Replace" is the message coming out of the Republican camp. There are many that feel that this issue has become the rallying cry for the Republican Party and Tea Party. They feel that this ruling is going to be used this as a means to raise funds and mount a broad attack on President Obama. I have no doubt that this is indeed the case. It should be noted that there are some Democrats that are not on board with this piece of legislation either. We should also be aware that in a recent poll approximately 46% of Americans agree with the Supreme Courts ruling and 46% disagree. This does not translate to a mandate for health care reform.
It's time for us to be ready to act now and put in the work. President Obama and the Democratic Party cannot do this alone. Our support is necessary and important. The challenge that faces us is huge but not insurmountable. This is not only about the Presidential election, it is about regaining control of Congress. We cannot stand on the sidelines. Voter suppression is real and is in effect. We must combat it by leveraging our right to vote. If we have the means to we should contribute to the campaign. Whether it's time, money, or both, our efforts will go a long way in helping to make affordable health care a reality.