Federal Judge rules ACA unconstitutional


#21

The mandate is wrong. Biggest reason that single payer is the way to go.


#23

i seem to remeber certain republicans running on protecting pre-existing conditions, maybe i am remembering wrong

oh guess im not


#24

I’m sure David Duke and a few others will remember Trump fondly, but the world and history will remember Trump as the stain. Even you know that. :smile:

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#25

This is a big ■■■■■■■ deal.


#26

Obamacare also hasn’t been struck down.


#27

For some. ■■■■ yeah!
http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/01/13/a_republican_told_paul_ryan_obamacare_saved_his_life.html


#28

Yep all 5 judges that voted for it are still on the bench.


#29

not really since its unlikely the Supreme Court will take the case.


#30

Maybe there should be a new plan before we mess with the current plan.

Good luck, GOP!


#31

Yeah, good luck with that.

But they’ll probably keep it in place. roberts already showed his judgment to be in line with the dimocrats on this.


#32

You need one more Judge on the Democrat side to retire.


#33

It is impossible to rule on a statute that does not exist.

Therefore, this court must not exist.


#34

And the American people. Obamacare is popular.


#35

To be more accurate, PORTIONS of Obamacare are popular, such as the pre-existing conditions provision.


#36

healthcare tend to be popular with sick people :smile:


#37

I think that’s sad, and not for the reasons you would think a right leaning person would say that. Insurance has been rising dramatically and this is the best we can do as a country? Are we really happy with the costs of healthcare in this country?

I think (know) we can do better. Now personally as a conservative I would get government out of healthcare; BUT I know that’s not going to happen and now I think we should implement a system like Britain has.

I think overall healthcare was more cost effective before Bush Jr started Medicare part D and then Obama with the ACA. But here we are, at a point where half of the country can’t go to the Dr. because of costs. How can that truly be popular?


#38

So i’m guessing the GOP just ■■■■ themselves.

If this leads to the gutting of pre-existing conditions, the GOP is going to face an incredible amount of blowback.


#39

Seems like the only unpopular bits are those that helped pay for it all.


#40

The penalty was reduced to $0 in 2017. That means the tax interpretation no longer applies.


#41

Regardless of the outcome of appeals, etc, this is good news for the DNC. It will be at least a year before this is settled causing uncertainty for millions of Americans. The DNC has a great opportunity to position Medicare for all and let the GOP run up to 2020 opposing.