Texas governor and former candidate for the Republican presidential nomination Rick Perry said he was joining a “growing chorus” of governors when he put his foot down on Obamacare. Yet, as one of the country’s most prominent Republican governors, Perry may be the choirmaster. So far, 11 governors have said that they will not implement key elements of the Affordable Care Act, including the Medicaid expansion and the creation of state insurance exchanges, in their states. Others have said that they’re simply not fond of the health-care-reform law, or have stayed mum. Whether or not the governors will—or can—mount a crusade of any consequence against the law ruled constitutional by the Supreme Court remains to be seen.
The Daily Beast rounds up the (mostly) Republican rogues who want to flatline Obamacare.