Skip to comments.Insurers, Politicians Girding For Supreme Court Health Law Decision
Posted on 06/13/2012 7:28:24 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
Insurance company executives tell news outlets they support the mandate to buy insurance or pay a fine, as Republicans try to refine their post-SCOTUS decision strategy.
(Excerpt) Read more at kaiserhealthnews.org ...
And by the way, insurance execs, it is NOT a "fine", it is a TAX.
Anyway, the link gives you about seven different summaries of different news sources discussing this issue.
I hold my breath every weekday at 10 am...SCOTUS will supposedly issue its healthcare ruling at 10am on a workday in June.
Insurance companies have obviously been dictated to by the administration and are craven and depraved.
If SCOTUS strikes down the mandate, but leaves the rest of the crap sandwich intact, look for the REAL fun to begin!
These same insurance executives will do a 180 and begin lobbying for repeal with every breath left in their body.
It will be SuperPAC Armageddon for Obama this fall. They are not gonna be stuck with the pre-existing conditions, the 26 year old slackers, the millions of free screenings and all the rest if 30 million paying customers at gunpoint do not come along with it.
People still use twitter?
—If SCOTUS strikes down the mandate, but leaves the rest of the crap sandwich intact, look for the REAL fun to begin!—
In a sort of sick way, it’s kinda what I’m hoping for. It will more effectively expose that the emperor has no clothes. Just killing it all makes it an Obama defeat. Leaving the rest intact makes it much, much worse. That may be a good thing in the long run.
I work in IT for a Healthcare insurer and all this yo-yo-ing of the requirements will keep me employed for quite a while.
Yet UnitedHealth Care announced this week they would keep all of the coverage mandates required by the law if the law itself is struck down by the SC. There is money to be made there somewhere:
The insurance companies are feeding the alligator and hoping they will be the last to be eaten.
If the govt mandates the purchase of your product..they also mandate your profits and control you.
What will happen, I think, is this: United will keep the provisions and jack up their rates.
Obamugabe and/or his heirs in the Demonrat party will scream “If only government controlled it, you’d have the benefit without the increased rates!”
Also, killing off all of Obamacare would get the Catholic Church leadership of the hook on the birth control mandate.
They’d retreat to a neutral corner and we would not have them pounding the pulpits this fall. If SCOTUS leaves those aspects in tact the Bishops will have no choice but to openly oppose his re-election.
That’s a big ole duh!
That’s like McDonalds wanting a ‘mandate’ to buy three cheeseburgers a day.
Gah, let’s hope Republicans don’t stay slaves to the insurance companies and their desired mandate and screw us all in the process.
Insurers agree that people should be forced to buy their product. Yeah, there is a tought one.
I’m sure McDonalds would also agree to a mandate that all families must buy a daily hamburger.
Why would anybody listen to the group that is benefiting from a law? Of course they support the mandate requiring people to buy their product. Thank goodness it is unconstitutional.
We STILL need to get this entire 3000 page abomonition off the books as soon as we get the presidency and the Senate. that is, we will have to FORCE the GOP-e president and Senate leades to bend to our will and toss the entire abomination.
END IT don’t mend it!!!!!!!!!!!
If there is anything good in it, pass that separately after REAPEALING the entire 3000 page scourge.
I don’t understand why people get so worked up about one’s child being “on their insurance plan”?
It is NOT free. I can get insurance through the company I work with for the wife and me for about $250 a month. Its $360 a month with my 23 yo daughter who happens to have cancer.
So what is your beef with it?
Let Blue Cross take it over the head this time.”
In our state, BC covers almost all of the Federal employees, all of the state employees, most of the medical center employees and most of the school districts except for the very major ones. We have noticed a slow down to providers in payments for the state employees but payments for Federal employees is almost instantaneous. Will be interesting to see if BC is indeed the financial scapegoat.
I don’t think anyone has an issue with one’s child being “on my insurance plan” per se, it’s having that mandated by the Federal Government which most of us object to. If they can dictate that they are free to force insurers to do pretty much whatever they want to.
I am sorry to hear about your daughter and pray that she is doing well.
Thanks for that Buckeye.
Any idea when SCOTUS will render their decision?
The normal course of SCOTUS decisions is this: on working days of June (non-holidays, Monday through Friday) at 10:00 am, the court releases decisions.
Of course, this decision may be an exception, given the magnitude of the case.
What follows is my speculation:
I believe Obamugabe knows the outcome—I am betting one of his two appointees (Sotomayor and Kagan) has tipped them off about the outcome. I believe (but can’t prove) Obamugabe’s press conference LAST FRIDAY was to thwart what he THOUGHT was going to be a SCOTUS announcement that day.
That SCOTUS decision did not come—and so the presser was cut short.
Notice Obamugabe’s q&a session only went three questions? He got out pretty quick.
My guess is Roberts found out Obamugabe was going out to soak up some attention, so the issuance of the decision was halted.
Roberts, I think, will put the announcment out at a time less likely to allow Obamugabe to immediately come out and garner some attention to dilute the impact.
End of speculation, except to say I think whatever nullification of the healthcare comes down, the vote will be 5-4. I don’t believe any “liberal” members will vote for the Constitution.