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Supreme Court to vote on Obama Health care is unconstitutional

post #1 of 24
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http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/03/27/swing-justice-poses-tough-questions-on-obamacare-at-supreme-court-hearing/

 

What do you think?

 

Should all americans be made to have or pay for health care?

post #2 of 24

This is how I feel too:

 

 

 

Quote:
"The argument here is that this ... may be necessary, but it's not proper because it violates an equally evident principle in the Constitution, which is that the federal government is not supposed to be a government that has all powers," Justice Antonin Scalia, considered to be on the conservative side of the bench, said at one point. "That it's supposed to be a government of limited powers. And that's what all this questioning has been about. What is left? If the government can do this, what, what else can it not do?"
 

 

I'm concerned with how far the government will go.  Give it an inch and it will take a mile...

post #3 of 24
An adult is supposed to be responsible for their actions. If a person decides not to buy health care, fine but then they should be responsible for the bills they create. too many people did not get health insurance but then expect the county to turn around and pay for their bill.

But, as an adult, I prefer to make my own decisions regarding my healthcare. But I do wish steps could be taken to make it more affordable too.

Speaking of which, I need to mail in my payment for my insurance. Lol.
post #4 of 24

HELL NO! I don't think the government should be able to MAKE us, they start with that it's only a matter of time before we have NO rights

post #5 of 24
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Originally Posted by melsb View Post

An adult is supposed to be responsible for their actions. If a person decides not to buy health care, fine but then they should be responsible for the bills they create. too many people did not get health insurance but then expect the county to turn around and pay for their bill.
But, as an adult, I prefer to make my own decisions regarding my healthcare. But I do wish steps could be taken to make it more affordable too.
 


I agree!!!!!!!

 

If you don't pay for health insurance than own it and pay your bills! Don't expect others to pay your way in life!

post #6 of 24

This wouldn't be an issue if the single-payer plan was approved. It's what Obama wanted, and it's the main reason why many democrats are not happy with the plan. We want reform, but we wanted single-payer option. The republicans opposed it. What is funny is that this portion of the health care plan, where everyone is required to buy insurance (except those who are exempt because they do not make enough) - that was the republican plan. That is something they put forward in the past. That is what they wanted when Clinton tried to change health care. So, since the single payer plan couldn't go through, Obama took what was a republican plan, and then the republicans slammed it and claimed it unconstitutional. I believe if they had tried to enact it 4 years ago, they would think it was genius.

 

I consider it a part of being a responsible adult. If you want to opt out of it, then sign a release saying that as a voluntarily uninsured person, you will not seek compensation for your medical bills. Anyone who does not have health insurance is just taking a huge risk, and they are increasing the rates for all of us. Most people are covered via their jobs, self-pay already, or receive other coverage due to being very low income. This mandate will affect a fairly small portion of the people. While I would have preferred the single payer option over this, I've no problem with telling people they need to get health insurance. I just think that there should be at least one option for a very low-cost, base-level plan.

post #7 of 24

The problem I have with an "opt-out" provision, is that Congress never fixed the tax laws that created this medical insurance mess - and the high medical bills - to begin with. I could opt-out but I'm still victim to a government controlled system.

 

I'm very anxious to see what the Supreme Court decides. Actually, I'm afraid.

 

post #8 of 24
I've never been in favor of Obamacare and do think it's unconstitutional. I'd love to see it overturned. I don't think they're supposed to really rule until June, but If Justice Kennedy is looking like he's against it, it may be ruled unconstitutional. He's pretty much the swing vote who normally votes liberal, so I'm surprised to hear he's leaning this way.
post #9 of 24

I didn't think that the whole "you must do it or get fined" was a good idea. Affordable health insurance, sure but this tangled mess it became, not so much.

post #10 of 24

You guys realize that this portion of the plan has been promoted by conservatives and republicans for years. It's only been labeled "socialist" or "unconstitutional" since Obama enacted it...

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