Skip to comments.The Wheels Are Falling Off Of President Obama's Health Care Plan
Posted on 11/14/2011 8:38:43 AM PST by Driftwood1
ObamaCare has yet to be fully implemented, yet small businesses and families are already taking an economic hit from it, says Karen Harned, executive director of the National Federation of Independent Business Small Business Legal Center.
Before the ink was dry on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka ObamaCare), the wheels started to fall off. Lawsuits were immediately filed challenging the constitutionality of the individual mandate, small businesses wanted the burdensome 1099 requirement immediately repealed, and coalitions were formed to overturn other costly provisions of the law.
In the past few months, the Health and Human Services Department, which oversees the implementation of ObamaCare, joined in by announcing they are dropping the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) Act from the law because its unsustainable.
But thats only the beginning. Small businesses and families are already taking an economic hit from the law, and it has yet to be fully implemented. Health insurance premiums are up 9% from last year according to the Kaiser Family Foundations 2011 Employer Health Benefits Survey. And our own survey of small businesses revealed that 1 in 8 small employers have either had their health insurance plans terminated or have been told their plan wont be available in the future.
The health care law is no economic stimulus. Rather, it is a serious impediment to economic and job growth for the entire country.
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lets not count our chickens....we have to convince Kennedy.
Should the supremes OK this farce, methinks it’ll signal the beginnings of a mass exit from our acquiescence with the current systems of laws.
If they can implement this law it signals the legislative abolition of freedom. At that point, the government is no longer legitimate, and rules purely through intimidation and lethal threat. Nothing more.
“Ultimately, we want the Court to strike down the entire law.”
The sooner, the better!!!!
Amen; if this is upheld by the Supreme Court, the jury box is over. Alex, I’ll take the last box for $1000.
The Supreme Court is the second highest court in the land. The 2nd amendment describes the highest.
The legislation is too big to be held unconstitutional, and the court will so hold: they will find that it is a political question. If it doesn’t, the big agenda for world government would take too long to implement.
The recent appointments to the court were permitted without a fight by both parties for just this purpose. They will make it look like a close case, but the outcome is predetermined.
Like a fair trial and the right to due process is a political question.
There is no Constitutional provision that is, like the pirate code, nothing more than a “Guideline,” according to current scholarship. The highest law of the land is merely the initial set of generalized aspirational goals that have now outlived their usefulness.
The case will be decided in the summer of 2012, when the Occupy Wall Streeters will be once again taking to their tents, this time with the support of the court. The practice session is over.
The only thing that will get rid of this bill is a repeal, and that is not going to happen.
Get ready, because the second Obama term will make the first look like callisthenics before the big game.
It has to be a political decision, not a judicial one. Every so-called Republican in the running, Romney included, has to constantly reiterate to the public what he/she will do to repeal and replace this law.
Uh-huh. Not that I'm skeptical or anything but I think we better elect a bunch of Tea Partiers in 2012 just to be safe.
if the law does not pass muster with the Supremes...then any new version would have to go through a Republican House....
It will take the doctors, and all medical professionals organizations and the common folk to ignore this whole thing just as this Resident and this lousy congress have ignored the Constitution...
If they think OWC is a mess just wait until the good folk, the Tea Party kind get rid of all of them. I don’t mean by camp outs and disgusting behaviour but we can be sure there will be massive recalls and everyone, or nearly everyone will be behind it.
The cost to America resulting from this regime continue to mount. From Obama care, fast and furious, OWS, Solar panels, union goons, code pink, everything they look at turns into an obstruction and a cost to tax payers.
We WISH the wheels would fall off. But the nanny-staters are not done yet - there is WAY too much for them at stake.
If the true costs of the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” were revealed, even most of the moderately to strong supporters of this resource-limiting and wealth transfer scheme would rise in revolt. If you just look at your health care premiums for the coming year, you already see significant penalties assessed against you for the support of the whole program, which is by no means fully in effect yet. And this is just the FIRST year’s increase, the rise shall continue exponentially over the next ten years, if not longer.
That is, if it is not repealed. But the cry comes, you can’t replace something with nothing. Well, yes, you can, because emergency and urgent care facilities already exist. True, they are already overburdened, but would not the expenditures for expanding and improving these existing facilities be money much better spent, than trying to place mandates for certain conditions, and “review boards” (death panels) for serious disorders. Single payer is a huge fraud, reducing costs for nobody, and assuring both the above are the only two paths to “community health”.
Medical savings accounts, to cover the minor expenses of health maintenance, and major medical insurance, to cover those catastrophic costs associated with trauma, devastating disease, or serious stress situations, is a much better deal for the vast majority of Americans, working and retired. For the financially distressed, the existing emergency and urgent care facilities, fully funded and supported in the community, are their alternative. Nowhere is it written that either of these has to be supported in any way by the Federal government, though it may be a useful thing to administer at the state or local levels.
But there is no populist appeal in that.
You know, it’s seems interesting they can remove a part of the bill, namely the section for 1099 requirement and still leave the rest of the bill intact without nullifying it.
I disagree with this article. Based on the Reagan appointee who voted to uphold this nightmare, I’m now inclined to think that it is a fait accompli untill proven otherwise.
I’m also of the opinion that I will likely be disenfranchised by the GOP establishment as they shove Mittens down our collective throats which means 4 more years of crap like Obamacare from an unleashed Obama. As Chris Rock seems to be all giddy, Obama after re-election is “gonnae do some real gangsta s***!”.
But it’s all good, this way, the GOP establishment will have cleared the decks for Jeb Bush in 2016.
the big question will be “what do we do next?” because by the time this is settled the existing system may be left in a heap of smoking wreckage
What did that Reagan appointee provide in his decision? I didn’t see the details of that particular case.
End it, don’t mend it. Repeal is 1st priority for the new GOP Senate and President. Then on to drilling off the coast and limiting the power of EPA, Energy, Education, etc.
Killing Obamacare is job 1.
The DC Circuit ruled in a 2-1 panel decision last week that the Obamacare legislation was constitutional. One of the two judges uphol;ding the law was a Ragan appointee wh ruled, in effect, that since the government has been encroaching on our rights unchallenged all these years via the “commerce clause” that precedent holds that this encroachment is just hunky-dorey and a-okay under the Constitution.
He’s a doddering old man who should have been put to pasture more than a decasde ago.
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