Impact of Supreme Court overruling Obamacare
What is your opinion of the impact that a SupememCourt ruling, overturning the Aff HC mandate will have, politically, practically and otherwise?
Regarding the 2012 election, I think it will be impactful, and possibly even decisive, since our nation is almost divided down the middle.
Beyond that, I am am concerned that overturning the mandate may have far reaching consequences, depending on how the Court's Opinion is worded, and how it is interpreted by legislators and in future Court rulings.
For example, hoiw can Congress mandate Medicare or participation in Social Security?
The AffHC mandate presents a choice, either you purchase HC insurance or you pay a tax penalty. Medicare is also a choice, either you accept Government assitance for health care or you get your own policy, or you just don't pay, and pass the costs on to others in the HC industry as well as those who have health insurance premiums.
Given the draconan Ryan budget which would begin to take down Medicare and Social Security, I think we are already on a slippery slope with all of our social programs. This is a time we should all be watching this Republican leaning Supreme Court very closely. Remember Alitto shaking his head in disapproval of obama at last years State of the Union when Obama expressed concern over the Courts ruling in Citizens United? From yesterday's hearing, it sounded like Aitto is gearing up once again to issue a partisan ruling that may do long standing harm to our country.
Bush v. Gre, Ctizens United, and now Obamacare.
Who's your daddy?