Skip to comments.Affordable Care Act SCOTUS Decision--Live Thread
Posted on 06/28/2012 4:56:21 AM PDT by John W
Today is the day. SCOTUSblog live at 8:45 AM.
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Most people seem to think the mandate will be struck down but I hope it’s the whole bill.
If they strike down the mandate and Obama remains in office (God forbid) he will just make it a tax.
Ping for location.
Many people forget that even though a majority are against SoetoroCare in name, large numbers of people still support individual provisions that’ll be just as bad.. the stuff about insurance companies being forbidden to deny insurance to anyone bit, for example.
How the hell is an “insurance” company supposed to stay afloat when they’re no longer selling insurance.. correctly defined as protection against future events anyway.. but are forced to offer heavily discounted care for people who are already sick? They’ll need such massive gov’t underwriting that they’ll become Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s in all but name.
This is coming by Romney or Obama, I’m afraid. Romneys version might not be as terrible, but it’ll permanently destroy the future of real conservatism within Republican party. At least with barry, legislators with an R after their names can still call themselves the opposition.
Perhaps the USSC striking it all will trigger a public realization that forcing companies into dependence on gov’t aid to stay afloat merely gives you the worst of both worlds, but I doubt it.
What a shit. I bet it is upheld and he knows it. God, I hate that man
Praying that the entire ObamaCare monstrosity goes down in flames BIG TIME. Damn, I wish I was out there on the steps of the Supreme Court with the protestors! With the "good guys" of course...
The blue pencil doctrine says that if you can take a blue pencil and just cross out the offending provision of the law without affecting the rest of it then they may do so. I'm not sure how it got its name (ie. as opposed to normal pencil) but that's what it's called.
Or it gets “kicked down the road” and SCOTUS rules the case cannot be brought until the law is fully implemented.
Thank you for that positive comment.
Way too many gloom and doomers in these here parts.
it’s like waiting for the results of medical tests...maybe worse.
If Democrats are planning to walk out in protest, I would guess it will be later in the day to maximize the media attention. If the SCOTUS ruling on Obamacare is revealed today, they may even postpone the vote.
He already knows he won, or he would not be there. It would be too embarrassing.
Basically what I was thinking. This guy only goes where he can soak up victories. He does not handle failure well at all. The best thing about this election cycle, I hope, will be watching him try to deal with others accusing him of failure.
Betting people don’t know it - latest from INTRADE:
The US Supreme Court to rule individual mandate unconstitutional before midnight ET 31 Dec 2012
Last prediction was: $6.66 / share
Today’s Change: -$0.29 (-4.2%)
Romney did not say he would ‘replace it with his plan.’
Please don’t tell false things about Romney.
He said firmly that he would immediately work to get rid of Obamacare.
I want to turn on MSNBC so I won’t miss their tears of sadness if it goes down, but their BS just makes my ears bleed.
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