As a staunch enemy of Obamacare who also faces having to deal with it, I am curious about your comment that it violates the Sherman Anti-Trust Act. Can you explain?
Google will do a better job, but here is what I remember: Sherman in 1890 authored the bill to protect competition in the United States. Since that time this law and other similar laws have been called the anti-monopoly laws.
The Federal Government used it to break up Standard Oil of New Jersey in 1912 +/-, and AT&T in the 1970’s +/-. The last major push by the Feds to break up a company was when they took on Microsoft, but did not follow through around 2000 +/-.
The use of this law by the Federal Government increased competition in the market, AND THE US FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DID NOT RETAIN ANY SHARE OF THESE COMPANIES FOR ITSELF!
By Nationalizing, or otherwise retaining all or part of a Private Company, the US Federal Government becomes the DAMNED US Federal Government, no different than any other Dictatorship.
Now that the Damned US Federal Government has Nationalized the Medical and Insurance Professions, which together account for 1 out of 6 dollars generated in America, it can be argued that we have lost 1/6 th of our financial Liberty to a Dictator intent on Communal control of America.
That Dictator is Obamanation Communist Tyrant Barry Davis Obama.
The Communal Obama”care” Dictate violates previous Federal Laws that made it illegal for customers of Insurance Companies to purchase across State lines.
With illegal pricing practices, the Damned US Federal Government can outbid the private Insurance Companies, and thus illegally increase their share of the Insurance Market.
The Damned US Federal Government can operate the Communal Obama”care” Dictate at a loss every year, which is an unfair advantage that is not granted to Private Insurance Companies.
The Damned US Federal Government has Un-Constitutionally forced all citizens to pay a fine or buy an Insurance policy. This is a unfair confiscatory punishment to customers that is restricted to the Damned US Federal Government.
On the Medical side of the Communal Obama”care” Dictate, all of the above comments also apply. Additionally, Private Medical Offices are moving to the Bahamas, and are closing their offices in the USA.
Becoming unwell in America is thus going to require the finances to purchase a plane ticket to the Bahamas for an office visit.
Although the full cruel reality of the Communal Obama”care” Dictate has not yet been visited upon Americans, it is safe to say that Obama has succeeded in “FUNDAMENTALLY CHANGING AMERICA” by Dictating that Medical and Insurance Monopolies are legal, only IF the Damned US Federal Government has absolute control of them.
Suffice it to say that all of this is due to Traitor John Roberts of THE NINE SUPREMES declaring the Tyrant Obama’s mandated, and therefore Un-Constitutional, dictate of a “fine” could now be spelled t-a-x. Who knew that THE NINE SUPREMES were the ultimate taxing authority?
BTW, if you doubt any of the above, just try not buying Medical Insurance or paying the fine/”tax” and see how long it will be before you are marched to jail at the point of the fully loaded, Damned Federal Guns.