As most of you know the Supreme Court of the United States has ruled that the Patient Protect and Affordable Care Act can stand as the law of the land. Chief Justice John Roberts, appointed by George W. Bush (for once the calls of “It’s Bush’s fault are valid), decided that the individual mandate to buy insurance is actually a tax (something the Republicans argued was true and the Obama Administration denied). Specifically, Roberts ruled that because it is a tax, the law is allowed under that taxing authority of the Constitution, and not subject to the question of being a regulation of interstate commerce.
Blah, blah, blah. Folks, it is time to wake up! Do you notice what is going on? As my grandmother used to say, they are all “in cahoots” with each other – the Republicrats and the Democans.
To my Republican friends I ask, do you really think Mitt Romney (God-father of Obamacare) is going to outright repeal this law if elected? Do you really think he would appoint a Supreme Court justice that would be any different than John Roberts?
To my Democratic friends I ask, did you really want a gift to the insurance companies to be the law of the land? Doesn’t the fact the the six big-pharma companies stand to get hundreds of billions of dollars now that this law is being implemented? Doesn’t it bother you that the uninsured (supposedly the folks that this law was designed to help) are now being referred to as “free-loaders” by Nancy Pelosi?
We need to stop this train wreck before it destroys what remains of innovation in our healthcare system. Look, I am not saying that the system that we have is working. It is not. (See this related post.)
I am, however, joining Kathie Glass and the Harris County Libertarian Party in calling on the Governor of Texas, Rick Perry, to request a special session of the Texas Legislature to look into nullifying PPACA. At a absolute minimum, I am calling for the Texas Legislature to NOT implement the “health care exchanges” as is required by PPACA. While these exchanges are “required” there is no penalty for a state not doing so.
This latter point was discussed extensively at this CATO Institute e-Briefing.