Skip to comments.Live Thread: SCOTUS hearings on Obamacare [Day 3 Arguments; Post 153+]
Posted on 03/26/2012 8:11:01 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexanEdited on 03/26/2012 10:25:10 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
I will be live-blogging the Supreme Court hearings on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act from March 26 to 28, beginning at 10 a.m. on Monday. I invite readers and NRO contributors to chip in with their observations. I will also incorporate Twitter feeds from various people from the health-care and legal worlds who are covering the case.
This is my first time running a live-blog, so my apologies if there are beginners technical glitches. See you in this space on Monday!
[Introducing new scum lawyer H. Bartow Farr - working for the Left...I guess that was a personal comment.]
[source: twitter.com, WSJs Brent Kendall, via @janetadamy, #supremecourt tag]
Farr argues all other provisions of law should remain in place even if insurance mandate found unconstitutional.
Ginsburg and Kagan say Congress itself said individual mandate, community rating and guaranteed issue were linked.
I hope Kennedy is truly concerned about that, as we all should be. Invalidating the mandate while keeping the rest of the law is the worst case scenario, worse than leaving the whole law intact.
If insurers must still accept all preexisting conditions, and people are under no mandate to have insurance, then nothing stops people from dropping their insurance now (or not getting in the first place) and buying in only when they are hit with an expensive medical emergency.
Insurers cannot survive in that kind of model, and the road to single payer will become an expressway.
>> “Invalidating the mandate while keeping the rest of the law is the worst case scenario, worse than leaving the whole law intact.” <<
The mandate is 90% of what is wrong with Obamacare. As for the rest of it, we do not need “healthcare” nor ‘health’ insurance, and that is the big lesson that all the people need to grasp. Say good-bye to doctors and their poison drugs, and your health will improve, and so will the country.
Scalia notes there wouldn't be 60 Senate votes to break filibuster and repeal entire law if rest stayed on books.
Scalia said that after court ripped the heart (the mandate) from law he preferred to see the entire creation die.
(#supremecourt @JessBravin) Clement wraps by saying that without mandate, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act can accomplish neither
SCOTUS now discussing whether the law's Medicaid expansion is constitutional. For updates, go to this WSJ link.