The New York Times has an article this morning about a meeting that took place at the White House on Wednesday with representatives of at least 60 groups discussing activities to show their support for ObamaCare during the Supreme Court arguments March 26-28. A number of rallies and media events are planned by groups likely to include Families USA, the Service Employees International Union; the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees; Health Care for America Now, a consumer coalition that fought for passage of the legislation; Protect Your Care, a nonprofit group created last year to defend the 2010 law; and the Center for American Progress, a research and advocacy group with close ties to the White House.
The article mentions that protests are also being planned by Americans for Prosperity and tea party groups.
Opponents of the law, which far outnumber supporters, nonetheless risk being outnumbered by these paid organizers. A new poll out today shows a dramatic drop in the number of Americans who think their own personal health care will suffer as a result of the new health law. Complacency is not our friend.