Supreme Irony: Would a 'single payer' health care plan be less vulnerable to the court than the Affordable Health Care Act?

  • metta

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    Jun 12, 2012 9:46 PM GMT
    Supreme Irony: Would a 'single payer' health care plan be less vulnerable to the court than the Affordable Health Care Act?

    "The answer, unquestionably, is “yes.” In fact, it would be the simplest law in the world to enact. All the Congress would need to do is to take the Medicare law and strike out the words “over 65.” "

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    Jun 12, 2012 9:59 PM GMT
    I don't see any irony. Socialism is not fundamentally against the Constitution even though it is un-American and goes against the grain of what this country stands for.
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    Jun 12, 2012 10:10 PM GMT
    socalfitness saidI don't see any irony. Socialism is not fundamentally against the Constitution even though it is un-American and goes against the grain of what this country stands for.
    Does this mean you're going to turn down your Social Security checks in a few years?
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    Jun 12, 2012 10:19 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    socalfitness saidI don't see any irony. Socialism is not fundamentally against the Constitution even though it is un-American and goes against the grain of what this country stands for.
    Does this mean you're going to turn down your Social Security checks in a few years?

    I may not bother getting them, but they are what I paid so they are not taking money from others.
  • nanidesukedo

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    Jun 13, 2012 12:37 AM GMT
    The irony is this:

    The mandate was instituted because of republicans and insurance companies bitching and moaning about a single payer system.

    So, they got their mandate - and still continued to bitch - now about the constitutionality of the mandate.

    Now, because they did this, they may have to deal with what they initially tried to compromise against - a single payer system.

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    Jun 13, 2012 12:57 AM GMT
    nanidesukedo saidThe irony is this:

    The mandate was instituted because of republicans and insurance companies bitching and moaning about a single payer system.

    So, they got their mandate - and still continued to bitch - now about the constitutionality of the mandate.

    Now, because they did this, they may have to deal with what they initially tried to compromise against - a single payer system.

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    The Single Payer plan should not have been, nor would it have been taken off the table so early in the discussions about health care, were it not for Obama having so much allegience to the major Ins corps, and health care Corps who are getting rich at the publics expense, because of the status quo legislation and policies favoring themselves that they have bought and paid for through Lobbying..

    MANY OF US WHO VOTED FOR HIM WERE AND ARE THOROUGHLY DISGUSTED WITH HIS BEING JUST ABOUT AS BOUGHT OFF BY THESE CORPS AS ThE REPUBS. Yes I yelled !!! WE SHOULD ALL BE FURIOUS WITH POLITICS AS USUAL FROM THE GUY WHO PROMISED "CHANGE".

    If Obama loses, this will be just one more among many similar reasons he's given even those who voted for him to be disgusted with paying lip service to "CHANGE"

    The hell of it is, Obama is far less an evil than any Republican they put up to run for Office, so here we are left again with voting for the lessor evil while holding our noses.

    Back to the subject, Yes I believe a 'single payer' plan would have been far less vulnerable to the SP Court.

    As usual with republicans, the mandate was their Idea, they as usual cause a problem then start blaming everyone else, lieing at every step pointing fingers and continuousy repeating their lies blaming their victim until the fooling public believes their lies.

    THE PUBLIC IS FUCKED WITH THIS TWO PARTY SYSTEM WE HAVE IN PLACE THAT KEEPS UP THE STATUS QUO. Yep !!! I yelled again !!

    Shouldn't we all be yelling a whole lot more to bring hell down on these idiots we elect to run our country ?