“Well, Obamacare was upheld by a five to four vote of the U.S. Supreme Court last summer on a novel theory that they adopted by calling the penalties a tax and saying that this is within the taxation power of Congress, which the court upheld it as constitutional. But once they decided it was a tax, then that makes the origination clause applicable. That’s Article 1, Section 7 and that provision of the Constitution says that all taxes that raise revenue must originate in revenue raising bills in the House of Representatives.”
via An Interview With Andy Schlafly: Can He Get Obamacare Overturned In The Supreme Court? | Right Wing News.
- Our healthcare system as a mess before Obamacare. Normal market forces were crippled by government programs such as Medicare and Medicaid and also undermined by government intervention in the tax code that resulted in pervasive over-insurance that exacerbated the third-party payer problem.
- These various forms of intervention led to all sorts of problems, such as rising prices and indecipherable complexity, and most people blamed that the “free market” and “private” healthcare.
- Obamacare was enacted in 2010, and it was perceived to be a paradigm-shifting change in the healthcare system, even though it was just another layer of bad policy on top of lots of other bad policy. Immediately after the legislation was approved, I offered a rough estimate that we went from a system that was 68 percent dictated by government to one that was 79 percent dictated by government.
- Not surprisingly, all of the same problems still exist, but now they’re exacerbated by the mistakes in Obamacare.
- But because people think we’ve had a paradigm shift and government now is in charge (pay attention, since this is my key argument), they will be much more likely to blame “Obamacare” and “government” for all the warts and inefficiencies of the healthcare system.
- This means the public will be more receptive to pro-market policies, such as Obamacare repeal, tax reforms to reduce over-insurance, as well as the Medicaid and Medicare reforms in the Ryan budget.
Read the whole thing.
Why We Should Be Optimistic about Repealing Obamacare and Fixing the Healthcare System | International Liberty.
Let me see, what would solve all of this fed/state/insurance company/employer/doctor wrangling?
Single. Payer. System.
Obamacare Incompetence » Pirate’s Cove.