The Supreme Court upheld The affordable Care Act yesterday, Obama‘s health care reform…
This was considered the President’s big achievement, and it passed five votes to four in a nail biter. But just like in sports, a win is a win.
The question being, did We the People win?
For many the answer is NO.
Basically it’s just another tax on individuals. A more fair thing would be for the GOVERNMENT to foot the bill, but no such luck, they passed it on to all of us.
The concept though is a good one.
All Americans should receive health care, but many don’t. So in theory it’s the right thing to do. Obama’s health care law doesn’t go into effect until 2014, at which time an individual who isn’t insured will be fined a small amount of money that’s slated to climb each year for several years
And companies with more than 50 and less than 199 employees will be required to provide health care, creating the fear that some small businesses may not increase the number of employees they hire to avoid taking the hit. Businesses now are not required to provide insurance to emplyees unless they have 200 or more full-time workers. Businesses with less than 50 will remain exempt under the new law.
Republican candidate Mitt Romney is all over the issue, against it, of course.
The bad thing about Romney though is that at this point he just doesn’t have much of a platform.
He’s mostly just saying Obama sucks.
On top of that, Romney’s just not very exciting and his wealth – he was born into the big money – is a killer. People say Mitt has no feel or feelings for the little guy. He says he cares, but it’s a tough sell. The man’s worth several hundred million and climbing. Not exactly what you’d call a man of the people.
And there just isn’t any evidence to consider Mitt our new savior.
So Obama Care is a go.
The stock market’s strong and the economy’s weak, but hanging in there.
Which looks to me like it’s President Barack Obama for the next four years, folks.