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Obamacare: Now That We Know, What Do You Think?

Everybody has weighed in on what was possibly going to happen with the Supreme Court health care ruling. Now that we know, what do you have to say about it?

This morning at just after 10 a.m. the Supreme Court health care ruling finally came down. It was the most anticipated ruling in recent times. The outcome, according to early media reports, is that the individual mandate was struck down as unconstitutional - however, the health care law survived with the individual mandate being ruled constitutional as a tax.

For months everybody has speculated. By Wednesday, dueling press conference had been scheduled, even though nobody was sure what they would be saying. Well, now we know.

So what do you think? Is the Supreme Court ruling the one you expected and is it one you agree with?

Kathy July 10, 2012 at 01:00 AM
As a parent I find the changes about pre-existing condition clauses, removal of lifetime caps, extension of coverage for children till they're 26 and the prevention of being cancelled due to illness ALL major positive changes for my family and millions of other families who find themselves in less than ideal situations due to chronic illness and disease. The cost of Healthcare as well as reform is an immense issue looming over us as a nation. It is an issue that is not going away and up till now not much has been done to address it. No it isn't perfect. Yes, there are as of yet unknown consequences coming down the road that will need attention, adaptation and further changes. My hope is the necessary tweaks will be allowed to happen rather than be caught in a political stranglehold where we all lose. What I find most strange is the number of people who would have embraced this entire plan without so much of a flinch had it been made law by "the other side" of the political coin but because it is Obama or Democrats it is essentially evil and our world is coming to an end. A big Thank you to the folks who provided the links to Kaiser and "howstuffworks". I appreciate having access to the information. I am enjoying the discussion here and appreciate the calmness with which it is being presented.
Msgoff July 11, 2012 at 07:21 PM
No, I did not read Rubio's article. It would have been correct for you to use quotation marks around the $800 billion of taxes or whatever is cited from Rubio's article. It also appears to me that you are saying "Obamacare is bad policy." I would ask you to cite references as to how you reached that determination, and hopefully, it would be more than one reference used in order to make that statement.
Msgoff July 11, 2012 at 08:23 PM
BREAKING NEWS!! The House just voted to repeal health care reform. It is unlikely to pass the Senate because it is majority Democrat. This was reported on Channel 2 News. More money will be spent to fight this than will be spent on providing good health care for all people. That's why we elect adults to represent us right? JK
Msgoff July 11, 2012 at 08:32 PM
Kathy, when I read your comments in my email inbox I found them very touching, as they are now as I re-read them and write this. Emotional!! We need to care more about each other and not allow politics, or whatever it may be, to override our sense of humanity and love for people. Health care is extremely costly these days and we must find a way to control the cost, yet allow all people access to proper health care, from prevention to cure. I can't tell you how often the words, "I don't know how parents with young children manage these days," come out-of-my-mouth. Lurking in my mind are the words, "and dental health care too." Poor dental care contributes to many health issues that we do not even think, or know about.
Tammy Osier May 24, 2013 at 11:45 PM
Found this, thought it was interesting. Unions are shocked that obamacare has unintended consequences http://www.caintv.com/unions-shocked-to-discover-oba

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