Skip to comments.Obama Shift on Insurance Mandate May Be Health Billís Undoing
Posted on 11/15/2011 9:56:58 AM PST by Driftwood1
WASHINGTON As Barack Obama battled Hillary Rodham Clinton over health care during the Democratic presidential primaries of 2008, he was adamant about one thing: Americans, he insisted, should not be required to buy health insurance.
If things were that easy, Mr. Obama told the talk show host Ellen DeGeneres in February of that year, I could mandate everybody to buy a house, and that would solve the problem of homelessness. It doesnt.
Now President Obama may wish he had stuck to those words. On Monday, the Supreme Court agreed to take up a constitutional challenge to his landmark health care bill, and a decision could come in the midst of Mr. Obamas 2012 re-election campaign.
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Regardless of the SCOTUS decision this could be a winning issue for the GOP nomination (with the exception of Romney) if he/she has the guts to use it.
Obama: “Those were campaign promises. I had to say that to get elected. Nobody’s going to elect a president who believes they can require people to buy insurance, or a house, or a chevy Volt, for example. But now they have a president who believes that.”
/obvious sarc but true
On a slight tangent, this is why the left and vichy republicans are pushing Romney as “the one” for us. Takes the issue away from Barack and puts it on Romney. Who keeps saying it’s great and it’s working in MA when it isn’t by any standard of measurement.
Not only does the bill force citizens to buy insurance, it also decides who will buy and who will be given a wavier and not have to buy. How can the SC square that circle?
Where there is a will there is a way. My prediction has been unchanging, they will let it stand, how they square it matters not to me, the fact that they will is obvious to me.