Forum Post: U.S. Supreme Court Obamacare Decision Makes Individual Mandate A Fact & Universal Healthcare Coverage A Fiction
Posted 10 years ago on June 30, 2012, 1:21 p.m. EST by vvv0630
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Supreme Court ruling re "National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius" means corporations can use federal law to force people to buy their products.
SCOTUS OBAMACARE DECISION MAKES INDIVIDUAL MANDATE A FACT & UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE COVERAGE A FICTION
If you want to read all 974 pages of the deceptively-titled "Patient Protection And Affordable Healthcare Act" (the actual Obamacare law) you can do so here:
If you want to read all 193 pages of the obscurely-styled "National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius" U.S. Supreme Court decision (the actual Obamacare ruling) you can do so here:
As was the case with F. James ("Fat Jim") Sensenbrenner Jr.'s USA Patriot Act, NDAA 2012, HR347, HR658, HR3606 and so many other corporate-backed bills that have taken us down the slippery slope from freedom to fascism and widened the gap between our ruler Haves (the 1%) and serf Have Nots (the 99%), there's a good chance your Senators and Representative in Washington didn't read the law before they passed it. There's a better chance the television talking heads tripping over themselves to tell you what to think about the SCOTUS Obamacare decision didn't read that either...
...and it's a sad certainty that the vast majority of the American Sheeple (a) will never look up from their iPhones or away from their Fakebook pages long enough to read either the new "healthcare" rules or the ruling that proclaimed them "Constitutional" and (b) wouldn't understand all the deliberately obfuscated legalspeak if they did.
So where can Average Joe get the plain and simple truth about the "Affordable Healthcare Act (ACA)" and the Supreme Court's "NFIB v. Sebelius (11-393)" ruling?
Well according to the "truth in politics" (ugh!) watchdogs at FactCheck.org, he won't get it from Barack Obama (a.k.a. Odrona the Indefinite Detainer), and he won't get it from Mitt Romney (a.k.a. the Godfather of Obamacare)...
'With the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act on June 28, voters are guaranteed to continue hearing the same old false claims about the law from politicians. And President Barack Obama and presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney wasted little time in taking to the airwaves to rehash plenty we've fact-checked before. Obama even threw in a few new claims.
Obama reiterated his "if you like your plan, you can keep your plan" refrain, despite the fact that at least a few million workers won't keep their employer-sponsored plans, according to the Congressional Budget Office.
The president also exaggerated the benefits of the law, such as the number of young adults who were able to join their parents' plans, thanks to the law, and the number of individuals who will receive rebates issued by insurance companies that didn't spend enough premium dollars on health care.
Romney repeated a number of distortions, saying that the law would "cut Medicare" by $500 billion and that it "adds trillions to our deficits." That's a reduction in the future growth of Medicare spending over 10 years. And CBO says the law would reduce the deficit.
Romney said the law is a "job-killer." But CBO says the law would have a "small" impact on jobs, mainly affecting the amount of labor workers choose to supply. Those getting subsidies, for instance, might work less hours since they're paying less for health care.
Romney claimed the law "puts the federal government between you and your doctor." The law would set minimum benefits packages, but medical services will not be government-run, nor does the law allow for rationing of care.'
Average Joe won't get the plain and simple truth about what the SCOTUS Obamacare decision really means from Congress, from TV coverage, or from the corporate-sponsored political puppets representing either side of the "Two-Party Tyranny" the global elite use to keep us divided and fighting each other rather than united and attacking them. Fortunately, however, he can get a glimpse of it here:
"A deeply divided Court held that the individual mandate, which requires that virtually all Americans either obtain health insurance or pay a penalty by 2014, is constitutional... Defending the constitutionality of the mandate, the government's primary argument was that Congress can require everyone to buy health insurance using its power under the Commerce Clause of the Constitution, because the failure to buy insurance shifts the costs of health care for the uninsured to health-care providers, insurance companies, and everyone who does have health insurance. Five Justices - the Chief Justice and Justices Kennedy, Scalia, Thomas, and Alito - all rejected that argument. But the government still won, because a different set of five Justices – the Chief Justice and Justices Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan – agreed that the mandate was constitutional, but for a different reason... Although the Chief Justice rejected the government's Commerce Clause argument, he agreed with one of the government's alternative arguments: the mandate imposes a tax on people who do not buy health insurance, and that tax is something that Congress can impose using its constitutional taxing power."
The bottom line is this:
As were "Citizens United v. FEC" (which allows global and even foreign corporations to buy our elections) and "AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion" (which makes consumer class actions against corporations infinitely more difficult), the SCOTUS "NFIB v. Sebelius" decision is a BIG WIN for corporations in general and health care and insurance companies in particular. Contrary to the claims of clueless Obamapologists from coast to coast, neither Obamacare nor this ruling "paves the way for Universal Healthcare Coverage". Instead, they set the precedent for more individual mandates by which the corporations that control our politicians and through them our government can order us to order their products.
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