Thank You, Chief Justice Roberts
The fight is not over, but because Chief Justice Roberts, for whatever ob$cure rea$son, decided to actually read the constitution, the American people have won a victory
My son, who goes to school less than full time, can still be carried on my insurance
My elderly friends will no longer have to choose between food and life saving prescriptions.
My friends who have entrepreneurial dreams won’t have to pay a ‘premium’ premium for self-insurance, but will pool with other entrepreneurs in their states
. … and if they become successful, ‘Obamacare’ will pay up to 50% of the premiums for their employers, allowing them to compete in the benefit market with larger businesses.
Our emergency rooms will no longer be stuffed full with people who have no other health care choice … and those who choose to ignore their health and show up anyhow will be paying their own way, and not skating, thanks to that much demonized individual mandate.
States will get more money to help with their impoverished.
Insured women will no longer pay a ‘womb tax’ simply for having the capacity to give birth.
The incentives built into the law will, over time bring rates down, and down, and down (or at least diminish their growth).
32,000,000 new consumers of health care services means a LOT of new public and private sector jobs. Education jobs (someone needs to train those new doctors, nurses, social workers, physical therapists, and support staff), health care jobs, and administration jobs.
The downside? The rhetoric will be revealed for what it is, corporate-sponsored scare tactics designed to maximize corporate profits at the expense of the lives of citizens and other human beings. I don’t consider that much of a downside. Do you?