In listening to bits and pieces of the supreme court hearing regarding Obamacare it seems like many of the justices, even some of the more liberal leaning ones, questioned the individual mandate and it's possible unintended consequences.  Anyone have any opinions as to how the court will rule?  Strike down the whole law? Overturn just the individual mandate? Upload the entire law?
asked May 18, 2012 by anonymous

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I would like to see the law get overturned! I am not sure what the final ruling will be. I hate the fact that our tax dollars are being used to overturn something that should have never come to be. Whatever the future may be, I hope it will be for the best.
answered May 18, 2012 by ChooseTheRight (160 points)
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answered May 28, 2012 by anonymous
Nobody knows what the future holds. However, Obamacare should be overturned due to the cost to the american public, at a time when teh economy is already down
answered May 28, 2012 by anonymous
no I hope not
answered May 29, 2012 by shortymutee (140 points)
I have family in government positions and am fairly confident that HR3246 (Obamacare will NOT be overturned nor the mandate dropped for several reasons. First of which being the impact it would have on commerce clauses, if the Supreme court drops the mandate it will open up a huge bag of worms for the SC who will then be stuck in all sorts of drama for deceds sorting out which of the current "mandates" are accptable and which are not. auto insurance laws, social security, medicaid/medicare and so many more would then be up for scrutiny and I do not forsee the SC giving themselves that much work and headache intentionally. secondly I do not expect to see the entire law overturned no picked apart and kept in parts.. Again this is alot of work and certain parts are already popular and well recieved by millions such as keeping your child on your insurance until 26, no lifetime cap and insurance companies prohibited from dropping you or denying you coverage.  It is easier to never give the public something then it is to give it to them briefly and then yank it away. and finally the main reason is this... money... truth be told despite all the false information and propaganda from the far right conservative news pundits the big insurance companies LOVE the mandate.. why you ask.. because it forces consumers to buy their product which means more profits via volume. The only parts they dislike (and want cut out) are the parts that limit how much they can screw you over. Like it or not (and I predict more will come to like it in future years) Obamacare is here to stay.
answered May 31, 2012 by anonymous
It will be all or nothing, if the mandate is removed they are left with the question of how to pay .. which only leaves the single payer option which would drive insurance companies out of business. The insurance companies will prefer the mandate which legally forces the consumer to make them wealthier via consumer volume. My prediction is that it will be upheld.
answered May 31, 2012 by anonymous
I agree that the mandate holds everything together. With no mandate you cannot require insurance companies to cover things like preexisting conditions.  The principle is easy to understand if you think about it in terms of home or car insurance.  You can't go to an insurance company and sign up for a policy AFTER you get in a car accident or your home is flooded.  The individual mandate solves this issue as everyone has have coverage. I think it will be overturned however because the government cannot require us to purchase a product simply on the condition of living. It is unconstitutional.
I do not think that these Justices will run the risk of taking away health care from 31 million.  If they do, the messages they send is that  the american people does not COUNT.
answered Jun 15, 2012 by smoke65 (140 points)
The supreme court is different because of their lifetime appointments. They don't really have to worry about the will of the American people.  That isn't really their job.
As I watch the presidents speech on protecting illegal immigrant children and making sure they can get The jobs in America..what about our current situation..Americans loosing to sell everthing they have worked fora all of their lives...With the price of gas how can the unemployed afford to fill their gas tanks..the prices at the grocery have risen..I thank GOD for food banks..for thrift store shopping and for local churches lending a hand during the economic down slope that we Americans have been facing since shortly after the turn of this new century..It seems at every election season how soo many people that are out there to be in the running for the White House will roll up their sleeves and get the job done for my fellow Americans..I personally have not seen government move in the direction for the middle class Americans..a classic move for our current president to make such an announcement on 16Jun1012.
answered Jun 17, 2012 by anonymous
greater minds need to come up with the finallity. I have to offer advise in the form of experience. I suffered a brain anneurysm and was denied due to PRE-existing conditions. I purchased insurance preparing for an emergency and when i needed them, they renegged.
answered Jun 22, 2012 by anonymous
It is a difficult problem.  Insurance companies take advantage of people all the time. The system definitely needs reform.  It seems however that the only way to change preexisting condition requirements is either to drastically increase insurance premiums for everyone who has insurance or to force everyone to have insurance. Neither seems like a very good solution.  I don't know the answer either. . .Let us all hope for good health.
Uphold the entire law.  The law provides health coverage for individuals with pre-conditions and allow children to remain on their parents' insurance until the age of 26.  The individual mandate is a Mirage!  "Individuals who can afford health care insurance" is defined as individuals for whom the minimum policy will not cost more than 8 percent of their monthly income, and who make more than the poverty line.  In 2016, persons who do not purchase insurance will be assessed $695 fine per year or 2.7 percent of their income.  The law states that no criminal action or lien can be imposed on persons who don't pay the fine.  As of now, the penalties are low and the enforcement piece is non-existent.  The law should be upheld because the individual mandate is a bark without bite.
answered Jun 27, 2012 by anonymous
The problem is that without an enforceable mandate costs will spiral out of control.  You can't just add millions of people to insurance pools and cover preexisting conditions without either raising premiums, requiring everyone to purchase coverage or moving to a single payer system.  I agree, maybe the mandate is a mirage.  The Democrats always wanted single payer.  The ways to accomplish that without public outcry is to drive insurance companies out of business because of high premiums.  By having an unenforceable mandate this will happen.
Does my employer have or will let me keep my insurance if I lose my job if I keep paying for it
answered Jul 2, 2012 by anonymous
I believe as the law stands right now you cannot lose your insurance if you lose your job.  You should check with your human resources department at your place of work.
i hve already donated  I support President Obama, even though he is no better than I am.  But I stand with him in the mid of Republicians in my co.  I think he will go forward and upward for all the people.   Thank you,

Gerry Galla
answered Jul 4, 2012 by anonymous
You are dreaming!!!!!
I am confused.  If the ruling is that if "it walks like a tax and talks like a tax, therefore it is a tax" is true, then couldnt the same be said about the Federal Reserve?  Charging interest rates on these "loans" to banks to provide them with currency and then handing it out walks and talks like a tax too.  They even create money out of thin air sometimes.  If you could consider that a tax, what gives the private Federal Reserve the right to tax the citizens?  Isn't the Federal Reserve act therefore unconstitutional?
answered Jul 8, 2012 by anonymous
What is Dhimmitude?
answered Jul 21, 2012 by anonymous
Please email me the taxes and how they will be applied to Obamacare
answered Aug 12, 2012 by anonymous
We need to rid our government,  including state and local,schools,colleges, etc., of all progressives/socialists/marxists/communists.  We must take our country back from these educated idiots.  They want to destroy this country and everything we stand for!  I took an oath years ago to defend this country from enemies both foreign and domestic and I will through my vote!  Please America, let us defeat Obama!  And get rid of his cabinet that's full of communists!
answered Sep 14, 2012 by anonymous
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answered Sep 14, 2012 by anonymous
ObamaCare is a government takeover of our freedom.  Keep the government out of my healthcare!
answered Oct 1, 2012 by anonymous
Good morning Mr. President and my God bless you and your family. I want to thank you for the wonderfull job you have done as a President. I will like to know how can I apply for the Small Bussiness Loan. It's been my dream to always have own restaurant. And now I feel is the time with your help. I'm from Puerto Rico and I've been doing alot of cookinvg from my home and people love my food. But I've had the chance to make it to the top. I will like to contribute to this country since this country have geving me so much. My vote and my families vote is for your, even if you can help me make my dream come true, we will stell vote for you. Thank you Mr. President, are church will always be praing for yue your family and the White House so you can always have the wisdom just like Salomon did to always make the right decison whath is best for this country.
answered Oct 8, 2012 by anonymous
I feel like many others that this administration is trying to make this country into a socialist country; by allowing all who don't want to work not have to and depend of the goverment.  This is not what our men and women in the military have given/are giving their lives for to this country.  I do not appreciate a goverment that will take 17.+ million dollars from the money put into medicare by working citizens and build up obamacare for those who will not work.  Every thing this administration says seems to be a lie. I thought this was a country BY the people not AGAINST the people!.  We are being forced to accept this legislation and rulings by this administration and the supreme court that are against our rights as AMERICAN citizens.  Obama claims (among many false claims) to be a christain.  If this were true he would not believe in aboration, same sex marriage, and removing day of prayer ( replaced it with pray for musliums) .  He was photograed on the front lawn barefooted on his knees praying with the musliums.  All the laws this adminstration has maded needs to be overturned and start over  If we do not take a stand now and vote out these liars, we will wake up one day and not be the LAND OF THE FREE!
answered Oct 14, 2012 by anonymous
Whoa. Look up socialist. Then read the PPACA. Then the Constitution, particularly the First Amendment. Then we'll talk.
It is no coincidence that organized crime embraced the concept of 'insurance'. The industry has earned a worse reputation than used car sales. This is welfare for insurers.
answered Oct 21, 2012 by Mikeinthedirt (3,380 points)

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answered Nov 2, 2012 by anonymous
mr president.first i like to say that me and my family are very proud,we with many other work real hard too see this day Allah,s blessing be upon you.yahya khalid jibri.
answered Nov 9, 2012 by anonymous
answered Dec 16, 2012 by anonymous

 ask the repub. what JFK  said what  can you do for your country instead of what your country can do for you. I know I said it wrong but my mind is not the same it used to be , but my heart is strong for the USA .






              thank you,     Jeff Huizar 

answered Dec 21, 2012 by anonymous
Come on people. There are millions of people with no health insurance. Many people die because they don't have access to health care. If this government can waste money on stupid wars and going into outer space. Surely we can look out for our citizens
answered Jun 3, 2015 by anonymous
Praying for this abomination to be overturned...and i believe it will be. It's a total mess.
answered Sep 3, 2015 by kaline
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