While political reporters and pundits are proclaiming the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on Thursday upholding Obamacare's individual insurance mandate as a big victory for President Barack Obama, I have a caution to raise:
The decision puts the decision back into the political realm, which means that the issue goes back to Congress where the fires for repeal could not only be re-ignited but turned into a raging forest fire. And this is where the final decision should be made, reflecting the will of the people. And polls show that the will of the people is to oppose the mandate, requiring Americans to buy health insurance, or be fined.
Republicans already are saying that the court decision is "awakening a sleeping giant," and ain't that the truth. The election isn't far away, and Americans already are steaming. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fl.) said it best, the court ruling says that the mandate is constitutional, but not necessarily a good idea.
The law needs to be repealed in its entirety and rebuilt from the ground up.