- Jan 12, 2012
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Of course you would but republicans who rely on votes to keep their positions might have a problem, I do not think it is going to happen but it is clear none of them have given serious thought as to what would come next.
Nothing so dramatic. Imagine for a moment the onslaught of stories about people who lost their insurance in the middle of chemo or the return of arbitrary denial for pre-existing conditions. Going to have a hard time explaining how they had the best interests of America at heart when they attacked the only attempt ever to address America's health care woes. I see no plans at all to salvage the republican brand after something that will seem entirely malicious and callously partisan. Be careful what you wish for.
Shit, they will just threaten to expose Robert's shady adoption(child trafficking) again.Sounds like to me he [Kennedy] will rule against the Government. I see the words "of the state" to mean that of the government as the whole, or referred to commonly as "the state." However, there is in fact a constitutional issue with forcing individual states to adopt exchanges. If a state has created its own insurance market, it has done so specifically because it was a power not delegated to the Federal Government to implement under the Constitution, therefore it stands to reason that the government may not force a state to participate in the federal exchanges. If he rules in favor however, the insurance market will collapse. Making states implement a federal exchange will essentially send the state insurance markets into what Kennedy dubbed a "death spiral."
I'm predicting as of now a 5-4 vote overturning Obamacare. Quote me on that if you would like.
Heh.... l think you'd find it rather funny. Because you know what they'll do? They'll slapped a different label on it and serve up exactly the same thing as their "alternative". Count on it.
I'm not sure what they're thinking. Either they don't realize how it would damage them politically or they don't care.
It might, actually. Here's out I'd see it panning out (if hell freezes over and the Court rules against ACA): Congress calls an emergency session wherein the mandate is renamed as a tax incentive, the employer mandate is dropped and the pre-existing conditions ban is softened up a bit (effectively neutered). The suckers will buy it as an improvement and we move on with essentially the same corporatist sellout.I'm not sure what they're thinking. Either they don't realize how it would damage them politically or they don't care.
If they know and they don't care, well, okay, I can certainly respect that demonstration of principle.
If they somehow think it will help them politically, that's another story.
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