What happens if the Supreme Court strikes down 'Obamacare'?

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    Then what plan would the GOP come up with that doesn't screw the average person?

    Which was originally a Conservative idea that promoted "personal responsibility". I thought Conservatives were for that or was that just all talk and hypocrisy?

    Prepare to see the markets fall and put anpother stumbling block in our slow recovery. Thanks GOP!!

    What do we need Congress for? We can just let the SCOTUS write our laws!! I guess this is one area that Conservatives actually FAVOR an "activist court".

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    Just because liberoidals steal a stupid idea from repubs, it doesn't cease being a stupid idea.
     
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    1. Why should the government be involved in health care at all? Besides, the bill is primarily about health insurance, not health care.

    If the SCOTUS overturns the bill, it will be the part about requiring people to engage in commerce. I'm pretty sure there is nothing in the constitution that allows the government to force people to engage in commerce.
     
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    If the Supreme Court strikes down ObamaCare, it will be one of the best things the Supreme Court has done in a long, long time.
     
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    What happens?

    For one thing, medical bankruptcies continue to be a scourge, destroying life savings and lives.
     
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    Not their problem.
     
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    But the GOP is so full of stupid ideas.....:lol:
     
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    Actually, nobody is guaranteed a lifetime of no serious medical problems.

    Now, once you combine the prohibition to preexisting conditions to the mix, along with deductibles, and insurance cos. only paying a percentage of a treatment regime (80% for example), and lifetime caps on treatments toward a particular illness, guess what happens?

    Many people who were sailing along pretty well find that they're faced with VERY hard choices. Sell the house to hopefully pay to save your life (or your spouses or child's life) with expensive treatments, OR accept that death is just around the corner. Now, how many people will make the second choice if their child is sick? Or their primary breadwinner? Or the mother of their children?
     
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    About 1/2% of people file a personal bankruptcy annually. Those are filed for every reason imaginable. Medical bankruptcies would be a small subset of that number. I see no reason to establish a bullshit law for such a small portion of the population. It is such a minute amount of people, I see no validity to using that as an argument.
     
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    How many people is that? Not counting their dependents, of course.
     

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