Supreme Court hands President Obama a major victory on health care

Jun 28, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Washington Post

The Supreme Court's decision to uphold President Obama's healthcare law amounts to a massive political win for the incumbent, an independent validation of the single most prominent - and controversial - accomplishment of his first four years in office.

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“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Wake Forest, NC

#1 Jun 28, 2012
Romney's Platform: "12 Sound Reasons to REPEAL Obamacare"

No Matter what the Leftist Court stacked with 2 Political Appointees says, Obamacare Has To Go and I will REPEAL IT.
So, let us count the ways that it violates basic principles of sound policy.

1. It discriminates against young people, forcing them to purchase health insurance at inflated prices in order to subsidize older beneficiaries.

2. Simultaneously, the law imposes severe penalties on young people who use Health Savings Accounts to secure health benefits for themselves in later years.

3. Already the administration has granted a long list of exemptions to various companies and unions.

4. Recently, the Department of Health and Human Services dictated that employers, including religious organizations, must cover contraception and abortion-causing drugs in their health plans. Apart from any moral objections to such provisions, why should the federal government tell employers and employees what their health insurance has to cover?

5. Good public policy would encourage health care consumers to shop around and purchase insurance policies that are best suited to their own needs and spending priorities. The health care reform bill does the opposite. Decision-making power is turned over to bureaucrats, who pay no price for decisions that are costly or wrong-headed.

* Good public policy does not raise false expectations. Backers of the health reform bill violated this principle three times over.
Here are those Obama LIES:

6. They promised a) anyone can "keep their plan if they like it'; FALSE.

According to a McKinsey & Co. study, a third to a half of employers plan to stop offering health insurance beginning in 2014. Faced with expensive mandates and less expensive fines, many employers will choose the fines and cause their employees to move to government-sponsored plans.

7. the plan would mandate many new benefits and still reduce the average family premium by $2,500; which is clearly FALSE.

Another study concludes that a typical family health insurance plan costing $12,300 today will cost more than twice that by 2019.
There are no "free" mandates or other benefits -- to paraphrase Milton Friedman.

8. That it wouldn't add "a single dime" to the federal deficit. FALSE. It adds over $1.76 TRILLION to the Debt.

Last October, the administration dropped the long-term care program known as the Class Program from implementation of the new law as financially unworkable. It also added $111 billion premium subsidies to its proposed fiscal 2013 budget.

9. Good public policy avoids ticking time bombs. The legislation will increase Medicaid enrollment by an estimated 24 million new users by 2015. This will put states further into Debt.

10. The law includes a massive new health entitlement/income redistribution program for families earning more than three times the poverty level. In 2014, it will channel up to $3,000 in taxpayers funds to families making up to $95,000.

11. The law is fiscally irresponsible. It includes a raft of new taxes. But these appear to be wholly inadequate to the task of paying the bill for over-promising and extending new entitlements to tens of millions of people. That leaves rationing as a last resort, and the government's own reports contemplate major cutbacks in Medicare spending down the road.

12. The Affordable Care Act is truly unaffordable… and unsustainable. Our government should not erode our freedoms, degrade our quality of life, or bankrupt our future. The health care reform bill does all those things. If it is not struck down, it should be repealed.

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DangerousRiteWin gCrusader

Decatur, GA

#2 Jun 28, 2012
Just like Fox News and Limbaugh, You lie!

According to SCOTUS, Obama is smarter than all GOP crooks combined

. Arizona SB-1070 = GOP crooks WRONG!

. Obamacare = GOP crooks WRONG

. Fast & Furious = U already KNOW!

. Osama Bin Ladin = Cheney WRONG!

. Private Sector Job Creation = Cheney/Bush WRONG

. Citizen United ruling = SCOTUS WRONG!

. Auto Industry Bailout = Romney WRONG!

God is with Obama, no crook can touch him....

Obama beats GOP Race-Baiting politics again!

Truth trumps Fox News Lies, AGAIN!

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“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Wake Forest, NC

#3 Jun 28, 2012


The 5-4 ruling from a court stacked with 2 recent political appointees, 1 of which actually Worked on Obamacare but refused to recuse herself only Undermines the eroding faith real Americans have in the High Court.

This is a Clearly a Bad Ruling.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Wake Forest, NC

#4 Jun 28, 2012
Ten years of Obamacare would cost 1.76 trillon dollars
- far more than originally claimed

Thursday, March 22, 2012
by: Ethan A. Huff, staff writer


(NaturalNews) According to new spending projections issued by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the costs associated with implementing Obamacare over the next ten years are more than double what the Obama Administration claimed when first pushing for its passage. Through 2022, the gross spending requirements for the federal government to fully implement this progressive form of universal healthcare in the U.S. are an astounding $1.76 trillion dollars, also written as $1,760,000,000,000.

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/035324_Obamacare_h...


DangerousRiteWin gCrusader

Decatur, GA

#5 Jun 28, 2012
According to SCOTUS, Obama beats Fox News - Limbaugh - Romney - GOP Supremacist Crooks with the truth

. Arizona SB-1070 = GOP crooks WRONG!

. Obamacare = GOP crooks WRONG

. Fast & Furious = U already KNOW!

. Osama Bin Ladin = Cheney WRONG!

. Private Sector Job Creation = Cheney/Bush WRONG

. Citizen United ruling = SCOTUS WRONG!

. Auto Industry Bailout = Romney WRONG!

God is with Obama, no crook can touch him....

Obama beats GOP Race-Baiting politics again!

Truth trumps Fox News Lies, AGAIN!
Ex-GOP Con

United States

#6 Jun 28, 2012
==========
In a 5-4 ruling, the high court decided the individual mandate requiring people to have health insurance is valid as a tax, even though it is impermissible under the Constitution's commerce clause.
==========

As expected. The individual mandate was Republican idea put forth by the GOP to prevent socialism----those of us who are insured have historically paid for the costs of the uninsured. HOWEVER, they could not officially call it a 'tax' to cater to their base.

Now EVERYONE has to pick up the costs of providing healthcare in this country. A major victory to both sides Republican and Democrats.

Of course, the RINOs will whine as always because they didn't want to pay for their share of the costs.

America IS Left of Center.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Wake Forest, NC

#7 Jun 28, 2012


No Matter What Court Decides, Health Care Law Has ‘Got to Go,’ Romney Says

June 27, 2012,
By ASHLEY PARKER

Mr. Romney, speaking to a raucous and energetic crowd of several hundred, said that whether or not the court deems the government’s health care plan constitutional,“we already know it’s bad policy, and it’s got to go.”

Mr. Romney, who already previewed his possible responses to Thursday’s decision at a campaign stop in Salem on Tuesday, again offered a glimpse into how he plans to proceed after hearing the court’s ruling.

“And so if the court upholds it, if they say, look, it passes the Constitution, it still is bad policy, and that’ll mean if I’m elected we are going to repeal it and replace it,” Mr. Romney said.“And if on the other hand, the court strikes it down, they’ll be doing some of my work for me. I won’t have to repeal it, but I’ll still have to replace it, and I will.”


http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/27...
DangerousRiteWin gCrusader

Decatur, GA

#8 Jun 28, 2012
The laughing liberal wrote:
Romney's Platform: "12 Sound Reasons to REPEAL Obamacare"
........truncated.....
More Lies!

According to SCOTUS, Obama beats Fox News - Limbaugh - Romney - GOP Supremacist Crooks

Truth trumps Fox News Lies, AGAIN!

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#9 Jun 28, 2012
The laughing liberal wrote:
Romney's Platform: "12 Sound Reasons to REPEAL Obamacare"
No Matter what the Leftist Court stacked with 2 Political Appointees says, Obamacare Has To Go and I will REPEAL IT.
So, let us count the ways that it violates basic principles of sound policy.
1. It discriminates against young people, forcing them to purchase health insurance at inflated prices in order to subsidize older beneficiaries.
2. Simultaneously, the law imposes severe penalties on young people who use Health Savings Accounts to secure health benefits for themselves in later years.
3. Already the administration has granted a long list of exemptions to various companies and unions.
4. Recently, the Department of Health and Human Services dictated that employers, including religious organizations, must cover contraception and abortion-causing drugs in their health plans. Apart from any moral objections to such provisions, why should the federal government tell employers and employees what their health insurance has to cover?
5. Good public policy would encourage health care consumers to shop around and purchase insurance policies that are best suited to their own needs and spending priorities. The health care reform bill does the opposite. Decision-making power is turned over to bureaucrats, who pay no price for decisions that are costly or wrong-headed.
* Good public policy does not raise false expectations. Backers of the health reform bill violated this principle three times over.
Here are those Obama LIES:
6. They promised a) anyone can "keep their plan if they like it'; FALSE.
According to a McKinsey & Co. study, a third to a half of employers plan to stop offering health insurance beginning in 2014. Faced with expensive mandates and less expensive fines, many employers will choose the fines and cause their employees to move to government-sponsored plans.
7. the plan would mandate many new benefits and still reduce the average family premium by $2,500; which is clearly FALSE.
Another study concludes that a typical family health insurance plan costing $12,300 today will cost more than twice that by 2019.
There are no "free" mandates or other benefits -- to paraphrase Milton Friedman.
8. That it wouldn't add "a single dime" to the federal deficit. FALSE. It adds over $1.76 TRILLION to the Debt.
Last October, the administration dropped the long-term care program known as the Class Program from implementation of the new law as financially unworkable. It also added $111 billion premium subsidies to its proposed fiscal 2013 budget.
9. Good public policy avoids ticking time bombs. The legislation will increase Medicaid enrollment by an estimated 24 million new users by 2015. This will put states further into Debt.
10. The law includes a massive new health entitlement/income redistribution program for families earning more than three times the poverty level. In 2014, it will channel up to $3,000 in taxpayers funds to families making up to $95,000.
11. The law is fiscally irresponsible. It includes a raft of new taxes. But these appear to be wholly inadequate to the task of paying the bill for over-promising and extending new entitlements to tens of millions of people. That leaves rationing as a last resort, and the government's own reports contemplate major cutbacks in Medicare spending down the road.
12. The Affordable Care Act is truly unaffordable… and unsustainable. Our government should not erode our freedoms, degrade our quality of life, or bankrupt our future. The health care reform bill does all those things. If it is not struck down, it should be repealed.
Chief Justice Roberts,John Kingsdale,Patrick Holland!!

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Wake Forest, NC

#10 Jun 28, 2012
Romney vows to repeal and replace 'Obamacare' on law's anniversary

March 23, 2012
By Alana Semuels



Days before President Obama's signature healthcare law goes in front of the Supreme Court, GOP front-runner Mitt Romney vowed to repeal and replace the law, speaking to a supportive crowd in a suburb of New Orleans.

"It's critical that we repeal Obamacare and, by the way, also replace it," he said. "I think I'm the only person in this race who's laid out what I would replace it with."


Romney 2012!!!

http://articles.latimes.com/2012/mar/23/news/...
DangerousRiteWin gCrusader

Decatur, GA

#11 Jun 28, 2012
The laughing liberal wrote:
The 5-4 ruling from a court stacked with 2 recent political appointees, 1 of which actually Worked on Obamacare but refused to recuse herself only Undermines the eroding faith real Americans have in the High Court.
This is a Clearly a Bad Ruling.
Race-baiting politics REJECTED!

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#12 Jun 28, 2012
"The Massachusetts health care insurance reform law, St. 2006, c.58,[1][2], enacted in 2006, mandates that nearly every resident of Massachusetts obtain a state-government-regulated minimum level of healthcare insurance coverage and provides free health care insurance for residents earning less than 150% of the federal poverty level"
Cat74

Mchenry, IL

#13 Jun 28, 2012
All this ruling does is give this law back to Congress to repeal. Likely they will wait until after Jan 20th, 2013. The Republicans will have a bigger majority at that time, and they will be Representatives that honor the will of their people. At the very least Governor Romney can run on the fact this mandate is a tax increase. Of course Obama will try to say it isn't, but he lies. If you do not want this albatross around your neck you have to elect people who will repeal it.
Ex-GOP Con

United States

#16 Jun 28, 2012
I see the socialist RINOs are already whining that they have to pay for their own healthcare costs. Well too bad---us insured are tired of paying for you skipping out on your hospital bills.
Ex-GOP Con

United States

#17 Jun 28, 2012
Rich Money is glad the individual mandate was upheld. Otherwise, he would have egg on his face considering he is the father of the individual mandate. He knew it would be upheld which is why he can make empty promises to repeal it.
Ex-GOP Con

United States

#18 Jun 28, 2012
Cat74 wrote:
At the very least Governor Romney can run on the fact this mandate is a tax increase.
I hope he does, then he can admit he raised taxes in Massachusetts as governor with his individual mandate.

Oh RINOs.....

“or Fox News”

Since: Jan 08

Vicksburg, MI

#19 Jun 28, 2012
The laughing liberal wrote:
Romney's Platform: "12 Sound Reasons to REPEAL Obamacare"
No Matter what the Leftist Court stacked with 2 Political Appointees says, Obamacare Has To Go and I will REPEAL IT.
So, let us count the ways that it violates basic principles of sound policy.
1. It discriminates against young people, forcing them to purchase health insurance at inflated prices in order to subsidize older beneficiaries.
2. Simultaneously, the law imposes severe penalties on young people who use Health Savings Accounts to secure health benefits for themselves in later years.
3. Already the administration has granted a long list of exemptions to various companies and unions.
4. Recently, the Department of Health and Human Services dictated that employers, including religious organizations, must cover contraception and abortion-causing drugs in their health plans. Apart from any moral objections to such provisions, why should the federal government tell employers and employees what their health insurance has to cover?
5. Good public policy would encourage health care consumers to shop around and purchase insurance policies that are best suited to their own needs and spending priorities. The health care reform bill does the opposite. Decision-making power is turned over to bureaucrats, who pay no price for decisions that are costly or wrong-headed.
* Good public policy does not raise false expectations. Backers of the health reform bill violated this principle three times over.
Here are those Obama LIES:
6. They promised a) anyone can "keep their plan if they like it'; FALSE.
According to a McKinsey & Co. study, a third to a half of employers plan to stop offering health insurance beginning in 2014. Faced with expensive mandates and less expensive fines, many employers will choose the fines and cause their employees to move to government-sponsored plans.
7. the plan would mandate many new benefits and still reduce the average family premium by $2,500; which is clearly FALSE.
Another study concludes that a typical family health insurance plan costing $12,300 today will cost more than twice that by 2019.
There are no "free" mandates or other benefits -- to paraphrase Milton Friedman.
8. That it wouldn't add "a single dime" to the federal deficit. FALSE. It adds over $1.76 TRILLION to the Debt.
Last October, the administration dropped the long-term care program known as the Class Program from implementation of the new law as financially unworkable. It also added $111 billion premium subsidies to its proposed fiscal 2013 budget.
9. Good public policy avoids ticking time bombs. The legislation will increase Medicaid enrollment by an estimated 24 million new users by 2015. This will put states further into Debt.
10. The law includes a massive new health entitlement/income redistribution program for families earning more than three times the poverty level. In 2014, it will channel up to $3,000 in taxpayers funds to families making up to $95,000.
11. The law is fiscally irresponsible. It includes a raft of new taxes. But these appear to be wholly inadequate to the task of paying the bill for over-promising and extending new entitlements to tens of millions of people. That leaves rationing as a last resort, and the government's own reports contemplate major cutbacks in Medicare spending down the road.
12. The Affordable Care Act is truly unaffordable… and unsustainable. Our government should not erode our freedoms, degrade our quality of life, or bankrupt our future. The health care reform bill does all those things. If it is not struck down, it should be repealed.
Sour Grapes and Bitter Dregs

“or Fox News”

Since: Jan 08

Vicksburg, MI

#20 Jun 28, 2012
The laughing liberal wrote:
Ten years of Obamacare would cost 1.76 trillon dollars
- far more than originally claimed
Thursday, March 22, 2012
by: Ethan A. Huff, staff writer
(NaturalNews) According to new spending projections issued by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the costs associated with implementing Obamacare over the next ten years are more than double what the Obama Administration claimed when first pushing for its passage. Through 2022, the gross spending requirements for the federal government to fully implement this progressive form of universal healthcare in the U.S. are an astounding $1.76 trillion dollars, also written as $1,760,000,000,000.
Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/035324_Obamacare_h...
Sour Grapes and Bitter Dregs
DangerousRiteWin gCrusader

Decatur, GA

#21 Jun 28, 2012
Cat74 wrote:
All this ruling does is give this law back to Congress to repeal. Likely they will wait until after Jan 20th, 2013. The Republicans will have a bigger majority at that time, and they will be Representatives that honor the will of their people. At the very least Governor Romney can run on the fact this mandate is a tax increase. Of course Obama will try to say it isn't, but he lies. If you do not want this albatross around your neck you have to elect people who will repeal it.
Well, you know, this bipartisan SCOTUS decision has just proven that FOX News and GOP crooks are LIARS. So you do believe that Americans will send more GOP crooks to Congress?

I doubt it!
Otis B Driftwood

Southampton, NY

#22 Jun 28, 2012
SCOTUS may have just handed Obama a turd in a piss-pot which just may back-fire and move the undecided electorate into voting for Romney in November.

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