Obamacare SCOTUS decision: Could be bad news for Obama

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The law needs to be repealed in its entirety and rebuilt from the ground up.




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  • The people want affordable universal health care. ObamaCare is a fair start. And that's what the Supreme Court recognized.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    I agree with you, that people want other people to pay for their health care. That it will be affordable or fair is in sincere doubt. The real job of the Supreme Court is not to see to what the "people" want, but to decide what is legal under the Constitution.

  • While the ruling hasn't been entirely read or interpreted by anyone except the justices, one of the things they did say was that the mandate is NOT upheld under the commerce clause, but as a TAX. Yikes, a tax on everyone. While a small as this may seem, it's going to play significantly in the political arena as the president promised up and down, left and right, that he was never going to raise taxes on those making less than 250k a year. This is only going to be gasoline for the forest fire.

  • The law needs to be repealed, true. It does not have to be rebuilt, but vanquished. It will not be, as the Republicans are Democrats in Elephant's clothing.

    I wonder what "tax" will be next on Obama's plate? Perhaps the "fat" tax on fast food! Yes, Yes! It's what the people want, no?

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