In one of the most shocking decisions to come down ever, “The Affordable Care Act” was found Constitutional by the Supreme Court of the United States…
Chief Justice John Roberts had to rewrite the law and convert the mandate to a tax in order come up with the majority opinion. That’s something I don’t think the court has ever done before.
But who cares right?
Millions are uninsured and this law is gonna provide universal coverage and reduce costs.
It’s now being forecast by the Congressional Budget Office that this law will add almost $2 trillion to the deficit over the first 10 years.
Unresolved issues include the exclusion of a public option and universal coverage through Medicaid, while leaving between 20-40 million Americans without health coverage. Many more will be left underinsured and be hunted down by the IRS and forced to pay fines not being able to afford health insurance
The only winners here are the big insurance companies.
They wrote the legislation, along with their buddies in big pharma and large hospital chains, so are we surprised that we are left with a plan that will shift costs to the consumer, offer inadequate coverage at unaffordable prices and force Americans to pay higher deductibles for essential services?
Most people are of the opinion that this is a big win for President Obama.
How does a law containing 21 new tax increases help someone facing an election in a little more than four months? And with a majority of the tax increases hitting families making less than $250,000 a year- a group candidate Obama vowed not to raise taxes on.
Now he must explain why it’s good thing to tax poor people who don’t have the money to pay for a mandated health insurance plan. And to the American People, who already have insurance, that are going to end up paying more to add coverage for conditions their current policies do not cover and may lose their choice of doctors.
Not a great position to be in running for re-election during an economic collapse.
Mitt Romney’s “Massachusetts Mess” of a health care plan, being the blue print for ObamaCare, makes it a little laughable that Mitt’s going to now run on a “replace and repeal” agenda.
His plan in Mass included an insurance mandate and penalties for not having insurance. Which was clearly the model for the President’s health care law.
Republicans are going to make a big deal out of all the tax increases- but what is their plan? They don’t really have one, and if Democrats sold out the people to those profiting off health care- will Republicans do anything different?
The United States is now the only Western-Industrialized nation that does not provide universal health care to its citizenry and this new law is not going to remedy that.
If the military-industrial complex doesn’t bankrupt this great nation- health care costs most
I’m not advocating “Socialized” medicine, but I do believe it’s a travesty that so many people do not
have access to medical care.