Skip to comments.Memo to Supremes: ObamaCare Mandate Won't Fix Anything in Health Care
Posted on 03/29/2012 7:00:59 AM PDT by IBD editorial writer
he Obama administration told the Supreme Court this week that the Affordable Care Act's mandate that everyone buy insurance is vital to providing universal coverage and lower insurance costs. But ObamaCare won't solve either problem, as government reports show.
Despite the mandate, there will still be 27 million uninsured a decade from now, according to the Congressional Budget Office. The promised uninsured rate 10% in 2022 isn't much better than in 1980, when it was 12%.
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I am surprised that Kagan who argued for the bill as solicitor general is participating in the decision although it is obvious that she has a personal stake in trying to see it upheld.
What I find lacking is that no one touched on the most obvious political argument against the bill which is that the biggest supporters during the congressional process; democrat states, large corporations such as GE and REI and unions like UAW and SEIU
Elana Kagan proved herself a socialist fool when she argued against coercion by saying "It's just a boatload of federal money to take and spend on poor people's healthcare, it doesn't sound very coercive to me." Academic socialists just can't get it through their thick heads that it isn't the government's money.
can be shot down by this:
Democrats have exempted themselves from the whole damn thing!
Despite this, if it becomes clear in their internal debates that the vote is 5-4 to kill this, I predict Kagan will flip and vote with the majority. This will be followed by an attack on all of us for ever deigning to question her integrity.
The purpose will be to immunize her from this charge on all future cases. If it is clear they are gonna lose Obamacare anyway, keep an eye out for this tactical maneuver.
There are tons of things that together WILL fix health care. One of them is allowing hospital ERs to go after the takers that “use” and abuse ER services. They should be able to seek court redress, garnish wages, and so on just as if they take a car loan to buy an auto and refuse to make payments. We don’t need to go the route of a health-care repo man to take back a liver or heart not paid for... but what we have now is ridiculous.
I can't imagine how that's relevant to the case. The SCOTUS isn't supposed to judge laws based on how effective they think it'll be; they're supposed to determine constitutionality.
Back in the Clinton years Jamie Gorelick whored herself out for Bubba. I think she was promised a SC chair for obstructing justice on the Whitewater and Paula Jones investigations and subsequently, the impeachment hearings. When a SC chair didn't come open she was rewarded with a lawyering job at Fannie Mae where she collected $26 MILLION in five years and helped set up the sub prime loans scam.
Maybe since Kagan is already on the SC she will be susceptible to reason. (and maybe pigs will fly, too)