The Results of the 2012 Decision

 

Much has been said and written about the Supreme Court's decision on ObamaCare.   Both sides of this issue have claimed some degree of victory.

 

With all said and done, the decision by Roberts seems to have been politically motivated, with ramifications reaching far into the future.

 

The unintended consequences are quite fearful, but the first step in this struggle is that the basic issues in healthcare are not made better, they are made worse.     

 

Some other reactions:

Nick on TV:  I have heard of a sales tax but not a “no sales” tax.

 

Excerpts from Rasmussen email letter:

In March, I wrote that the health care law was doomed even if it survived the court. Looking at the data today, it's hard to draw any other conclusion.

 

Fifty-four percent of voters nationwide still want to see the law repealed. That's going to be a heavy burden for the Obama campaign to bear.

 

It's hard to believe that public opinion will change between now and Election Day because opinion on the law hasn't budged in two years. In fact, support for repeal now is exactly the same as it was when the law first passed.

 

Consistently, for the past two years, most voters have expressed the view that the law will hurt the quality of care, increase the cost of care and increase the federal deficit.

 

To understand why, keep in mind that most Americans initially supported the concept of health care reform because they wanted the cost of care to be reduced. But only 18 percent believe the current law will accomplish that goal. A massive 81 percent also believe it will end up costing the government more than projected.

 

Individual Americans recognize that they have more power as consumers than they do as voters. Their choices in a free market give them more control over the economic world than choosing one politician or another.

 

Seventy-six percent think they should have the right to choose between expensive insurance plans with low deductibles and low-cost plans with higher deductibles. A similar majority believes everyone should be allowed to choose between expensive plans that cover just about every imaginable medical procedure and lower-cost plans that cover a smaller number of procedures. All such choices would be banned under the current health care law.

 

Americans want to be empowered as health care consumers. They don't want the government telling them what to do.

 

Other articles:  Link, and this PDF file on the decision:  Link.

 

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