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    Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Obama Health Care Law

    The U.S. Supreme Court
    will hear a challenge to President Obama's signature law on health care, it said Monday in an announcement that has nearly as much impact on partisan politics as the final decision has on the law itself.The challenge in the case, brought by 26 states out of Florida, is based on the constitutionality of the individual mandate in the Patient Accountability and Affordable Care Act, which requires that all Americans purchase health insurance.
    The nine-member court will also look at severability, meaning if the mandate falls, could the rest of the law survive since it is primarily built on the revenues collected by forcing people to buy health care. The court is also folding in an additional case on the tax implications of the law.The case is one that all sides want heard. But hearing the case this session -- arguments could come in March -- means that a ruling will come in June -- in the heat of the 2012 election cycle.

    Read more: Supreme Court To Hear Challenge To Obama Health Care Law | Fox News
    So how will Obama spin this come the decision when the SCOTUS strikes down his law?
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    Re: Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Obama Health Care Law

    Through his typical race/class/union card. That's all he knows.

    Even if it's upheld, it'll be repealed by our next president. In fact, it'll play into Republicans hands if it is upheld because that what the GOP nominee can run repealing it.

    However, I hope to see it blow up in his face, and I think it will in the Supreme Court.

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    Re: Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Obama Health Care Law

    either way it goes, i hope that it begins the process of opening medicare up to everyone. that should have been the solution instead of this employment-based private health care boondoggle.

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    Re: Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Obama Health Care Law

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    either way it goes, i hope that it begins the process of opening medicare up to everyone. that should have been the solution instead of this employment-based private health care boondoggle.
    Yes, open up a program that is failing, massively over budget to all American's, that's sure to be a good idea!

    Seriously, folks, he means it! You can't make this **** UP.
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    Re: Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Obama Health Care Law

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    So how will Obama spin this come the decision when the SCOTUS strikes down his law?
    How do you know that they are going to "strike down his law"?


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    Re: Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Obama Health Care Law

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Yes, open up a program that is failing, massively over budget to all American's, that's sure to be a good idea!

    Seriously, folks, he means it! You can't make this **** UP.
    Sounds far more reasonable than my quote of you in my signature. Your proposal is actually hilarious.
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    Re: Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Obama Health Care Law

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    So how will Obama spin this come the decision when the SCOTUS strikes down his law?
    This is the same case that a conservative DC court upheld. Hopefully, that decision will be reversed, but I am not counting on that happening.

    Nobody should be FORCED to purchase insurance. That is blatantly unconstitutional.
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    Re: Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Obama Health Care Law

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    So how will Obama spin this come the decision when the SCOTUS strikes down his law?
    <shrug>

    Heck, he has shown he will ignore any law or any court decision he doesn't like...why should this be any different?
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    Re: Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Obama Health Care Law

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Yes, open up a program that is failing, massively over budget to all American's, that's sure to be a good idea!
    it is a pretty good idea, actually.

    first, providing the majority of health care through for-profit companies is failing because health care is an essential service with inelastic demand. that means the price is only going up, and quickly at that.

    second, if a larger amount of patients are enrolled in medicare, it will have more power to be a downward force on bloated prices.

    steps toward single payer will have to be accompanied by increased revenue to the program and serious cost control, however. we can start by significantly increasing the supply of doctors. also, there is no reason that it should cost a billion dollars to bring a prescription drug to market. the regulatory and legal structure needs serious examination.

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    Re: Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Obama Health Care Law

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    <shrug>

    Heck, he has shown he will ignore any law or any court decision he doesn't like...why should this be any different?
    Here is the irony of Obamacare. It was crafted from what Mitt Romney did in Massachusetts, and Mitt Romney has the lead among Republicans as the man to replace Obama. This is what can be called one of those WTF moments of American History. LOL.
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