Thursday, June 25, 2015

US Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare no victory for working families, or any of us

So the U.S. Supreme Court justices have voted to uphold the government takeover of what was once the greatest healthcare system in the world (there's a reason why people come from all over to get treated in America). 

The first disturbing thing about this ruling is that the Supreme Court basically nullified the Senate and the House today by assuming the role of making laws. This is a dictatorship, not a federal republic.

Next, the ones receiving the subsidies that the Court just voted to uphold are thrilled that they get to keep their "health coverage". Yes, they get to have health insurance. Scratch that. They are forced to have health insurance just like the rest of. The only difference is their premiums - and largely their deductibles - are paid for by us taxpayers. 

But what about working families who struggle economically but don't qualify for subsidies? They will find their "health insurance" pays for nothing - at least not until they meet thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket deductibles each year before "health insurance" kicks in. Under Obamacare, my yearly deductible went from $1,200 a year to $6,000 a year, while my monthly premium has not gone down as promised by Obama.

Meanwhile doctors are shutting down their practices because they cannot keep up with the costs or the regulations. When demand outstrips supply, consumers are always the one to get hit in the wallet with higher prices, and in this case with fewer services and reduced quality as well, regardless of whether you have subsidized health coverage or not.

Tell me, how does any of this help working families? How does it help any of us? But hey, at least we all have health insurance, right?

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