Barack Obama suggested that any decision by the US Supreme Court to overturn his landmark healthcare law would send the country “backwards” and that Americans did not want to “re-fight” the battle over healthcare.Actually, well over half the people dislike Obamacare - especially in the way it was jammed down the throats of the people who hated it. The gimmicks used by Congress to get around taking an actual vote, the pure party line maneuvers...the whole thing stank.
It was the first sign that beyond the White House’s staunch defence of the Affordable Care Act Mr Obama is prepared to use the law as a rallying cry on the campaign trail. It is a risky strategy: about half the country remains opposed to the legislation, although most voters like the consumer protections that are guaranteed under the law.
Tomorrow morning we'll know which of the three possibly outcomes become reality:
- Obamacare is Upheld - complete disaster for America. Financial collapse becomes "when" and not "if".
- The Mandate is Ruled Unconstitutional, but The Remainder of the Law Stands - Obamacare becomes completely financially unsound, likely taking insurance companies down with it since they'll have to provide coverage without getting premium dollars from people who aren't sick and don't want coverage until they are.
- The Whole Thing is Tossed - Happy days are here again. Congress can take another run at it, reforming the things about health care that can be reformed without destroying the whole system.
The day Obamacare was passed in Congress I added a half-mast flag to the top of this blog, signifying that it was a tragedy for America. Should #3 come to pass I'll remove the flag. Otherwise, it's there until Obama is gone.