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the judge ruled that an injunction is not necessary as the pulling of the mandate unprops the whole thing
he ruled the entire bill unconstitutional
he also decided against the expansion of medicaid, the mother of unfunded mandates (so called by phil bredesen, on behalf of a slew of dem gubs)
regardless of what proceeds in appeals, the mandate is in prodigious political peril in upper parliament
it was already looking at an uphill slog to survive, all 47 R's (who signed on to all out repeal this afternoon) will vote to kill it
and if senators like missouri's mccaskill are against it, loyal obamacare water carrier for 2 years, then the two nelsons and manchin and tester and conrad and lieberman and webb and bingaman and, truly, about a half dozen others are likely to go
that is, legalities aside, the politics of this are poison to the party in power proceeding
at the state level, where obamacare legislated large leeway for the commonwealths to craft and implement their own particular visions of the exchanges, we've already seen the determined dispositions of TWENTY SEVEN ag's...
can't you foresee what this means at the state level?
do you think all those republican governors and legislatures and INSURANCE COMMISIONERS are gonna inaugurate obamacare with eagerness?
especially after this?
obamacare is the epitome of pyrrhic triumph in our contemporary politics
all pain, no gain
it helped win my side the house (biggest swing since 1938), 21 state legs and 693 reps (most in history), 10 gubs, 6 senators...
hey, when we haul ms sebelius before energy and commerce and grill her on those 800 exemptions (why does everyone want out, why do you let them go, can everyone leave, what will you say to the next 1000 applicants...)
how's that gonna fly when exposed to open air?
the burdens on the bankrupt states, the half tril cuts to medicare, the collection of personal data, the hiring of extra irs agents?
obama is starting to see---he's STUCK
in his phony reaganite sotu, he's more NEGATIVE about the bill than he is positive:
Remarks of President Barack Obama in State of the Union Address -- As Prepared for Delivery | The White HouseNow, I’ve heard rumors that a few of you have some concerns about the new health care law. So let me be the first to say that anything can be improved. If you have ideas about how to improve this law by making care better or more affordable, I am eager to work with you. We can start right now by correcting a flaw in the legislation that has placed an unnecessary bookkeeping burden on small businesses.
in his hour long address, he prioritized his prime piece BELOW race to the top, start, credit card reform
he actually dwelt longer and more lovingly on his student loan program which was actually passed as PART of obamacare, added late as a sweetener
the handwriting's on the wall---obamacare is coming apart
seeya in the courts, chums, in congress, in the capitols, in committee
we'll hold hearings on every clumsy clause
we'll disinfect with sunlight the mandate, the hit on the states, the exemptions, the cuts in funding simultaneous with this massive expansion of enrollment...
try to see moves ahead
bottom line---how do you control health care costs while massively expanding its enrollment?
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but even obama isn't dumb enough to enact your first step
Obama Calls Tax Cuts the 'Right Thing to Do'
Not everyone pays into those programs and the VA requires military serviceKandahar;1059256880]Medicare, Medicaid, and the VA don't seem to have incurred any legal problems as to their legitimacy.
You need to get out of the beltway more, that simply isn't true.The majority of the American people either approve of the law or wish it had gone farther.
Still don't seem to comprehend personal responsibility issues. The govt. screws you over everyday but it must feel so good you want to extend the effort.A bare-bones policy that I'm quite certain would try to screw me over if the need ever arose, yes.
Don't you think you should get the exact number before trying to force a program on the rest of us? Low income people qualify for Medicaid, some qualify for Medicare if they are old enough , some are illegal aliens that use the services and don't pay for it, some are offered healthcare with their company but CHOOSE not to participate, some are rich enough to fund their own healthcare costs.As to your question: I don't have the exact statistics. Some are unable to afford it due to low incomes, some are unable to afford it due to pursuing higher education, and some are unable to afford it due to being too old or having a preexisting condition. And some are unable to afford it because our tax structure distorts the incentive for insurers to offer individual plans, as opposed to corporate plans (a problem which was not solved by the reform law, but should be).
We have by far the highest health care costs in the world, with no better results than many other countries.
So I am told, wonder why? Have you ever bothered to do the research to find out why our costs are so high? Don't you think you should? How much do govt. regulations add to costs? How about malpractice suits? How about our porous borders and illegals using the ER's? How about the inability to compete across state lines? How about FDA approval time for drugs and govt. approval for new medical procedures? Want me to go on or do you care? For you and many others it is all about access and really has nothing to do with costs as long as someone else is paying for it and therein lies the problem
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And no, because, then it would not be a mandate to buy something you did not want. But again, thats not what was done, now is it?