A few things to think about:
I can’t help but think that if Obama Care is not Overturned, our freedoms will be seriously abridged. Can the government now dictate what you eat, how much you eat, what activities you may take part in, what cars you drive or ride in, or what decibel levels you must listen to your Ipod with? The list goes on…. Will you need to go to the nearest Government Physical Certification Center for a PT Test? Do you think you can make the grade and if not what penalty will you pay? I know this all sounds stupid but ten or twenty years down the road it could very well be reality.
No more Football, Soccer, Wrestling, or Baseball due to injuries that could be sustained that would require the use of Obama Care. Using Obama Care would require a payout by the government thus increasing costs. Again, I know, it’s stupid but is it? As the costs go up the government needs to find a way to curtail those costs. Limiting exposure to injuries is a way to do that. Right? If you prefer we can be Taxed more or perhaps a Surcharge to participate in those sports or activities where injury percentages increase?
Obama has said you would be able to keep your doctor and insurance etc. but it’s my belief that will be so initially. Down the road as businesses dump their insurance plans (it’s cheaper for them to do so) and let you sign up with O Care, your choices will become limited. As more people end up on Obama Care, insurance companies will begin to discontinue health coverages because they need a large pool (as the government does) to cover the costs. When the pool becomes smaller the premiums would have to be higher which again contributes to more people moving to Obama Care. When these things happen there will be only one Insurance Provider….Obama Care….and they will begin to dictate where you go, how often, what treatment you get etc.
A final thought on companies dropping insurance for their employees and paying the penalty because it’s cheaper, that will only be cheaper for a while because sooner or later the government will need more money to run Obama Care. The government will then increase your “Penalty” or “Tax” and it won’t be long until it’s more expensive than the private plans that Previously Existed. They said it was free. Ha!
Here we were, worried about Justice Kennedy’s decision and it was Chief Justice Roberts that upheld the Health Care Reform Law.
Needless to say, I am deeply disappointed in Chief Justice Roberts’ decision. I’m trying to decide if he was worried about his legacy or if truly believes in the Governments ability to use the Individual Mandate via a tax. I can’t help but think that he really stretched to make this decision in the affirmative.
The 2012 Fall Election now becomes Extremely Important. You could say Pivotal. It will take a Conservative (Republican) victory this fall to repeal Obama Care. Maybe this is best. If the law is repealed, it can be so in total or nearly so.