BREAKING: Trump just put the lawsuit against Obamacare on SPEED

Looks like the Obamacare lawsuit could reach the Supreme Court by early next year and be decided well before the 2020 elections take place.

According to CNN, the Trump administration successfully got a judge to agree to expedite the case through the legal system.



Here’s more:

A federal appeals court on Wednesday granted a Trump administration request to expedite oral arguments in a case challenging the legality of the Affordable Care Act.

The new time frame — with arguments in early July — means that the fate of Obamacare could come before the Supreme Court next term, with an opinion rendered by June of 2020 in the heart of the presidential campaign.

As in 2016 and the 2018 midterms, health care has already emerged as a core issue, though there are fissures in both parties. Congressional Democrats have rallied around Obamacare, while some of the party’s presidential nominees are supporting “Medicare for All” plans that would offer universal, government-backed health coverage.

President Donald Trump, who campaigned in 2016 on repealing the law, has promised that Republicans will pass a “really great” health care plan after the 2020 election, although none has been proposed.

Trump couldn’t get Republicans to agree on any repeal no matter how weak, so the next best thing is pursuing it’s unconstitutionality via the courts.

While I do believe there’s a good chance the Supreme Court will rule it unconstitutional, I obviously worry about the Roberts factor. Last time it was reported that he wanted to protect the court or something, so instead of doing the right thing he upheld the law even though it was clearly unconstitutional.

Now he gets a do over and I’m as worried as ever that he will take the same action and uphold it again, even in its more broken state.

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155 thoughts on “BREAKING: Trump just put the lawsuit against Obamacare on SPEED

  1. government health care – FAIL
    government funded education – FAIL
    government transportation – FAIL
    government infrastructure repair and maintenance – FAIL

    I could go on, but I think you get the picture. Government needs to get their hands out of our pockets.

    1. I’ll agree with you on everything except infrastructure. If Government doesn’t do it, who will? Our interstate system is great and that’s a Government thing, thanks to Eisenhower who was thinking like a General when he pushed it through.
      The truth is there’s never enough money for infrastructure. It’s a balancing act between how much we must have and how much to tax/take from the people to fund it.

    1. I’ve been praying to win the lotto for 30 years. Still no win.

      I’m about to start praying for RBG’s health. Wish be continued success.

    2. We need to remove power from the courts. Non elected judges shouldn’t be the final word on everything.

  2. Anything that replaces Obamacare will be worse than Obamacare. That’s the problem with big government programs. I’m excited to see Trumps plan Which will cover everybody and provide better healthcare for less than what they’re paying currently

    1. @Thor77 Remember, though, Tromp praised the Canadian system. That’s not a good sign for what his replacement would be.

    2. How is that? The only thing worse than 0Care is single payer. I don’t think Trump will give us single payer.

      1. You have no idea what Trump is going to give you. Neither do I. And most likely neither does Trump. I am just going by what he said during the campaign in 2016

        1. I was trying to make the point, poorly as I did, that the only thing that could be worse than 0Care is SP. Even if Trump would like to pass single payer the Republicans in the Senate would block it before it got to him.

  3. Why bother? So we can replace it with some other industry-crippling nonsense that’s going to defy the fundamental basis of insurance, overload the hospitals with hypochondriacs that want full body scans for every sniffle, and drive rates up by mandating pre-existing conditions coverage?

    Anybody who voted for that, vis-a-vis voting for Obama/Trump, owes this nation an apology.

  4. I find it appalling that Trump has to do what a Republican Congress fails to do. The border and this lawsuit…both of which should have been handled easily by a Republican controlled Congress in Trump’s first two years. My approval rating for the Republican Congress is ZERO.

    1. I find it appalling that Trump wants a national healthcare plan at all. Who the f voted for him knowing that he was for that?

      1. Uh huh….and what plan would that be? Link the sources and the details of the plan. Name when he proposed it and show me the speech since he has been President that shows him pushing Congress to design Trumpcare. You’re digging from back before he was President. If you can’t point to specifics since the day he took office you’re full of crap.

        1. He’s been talking about repealing and replacing Obamacare since day one.

          Not repealing it. Not telling Americans, “Your health care is your responsibility.” He’s been a staunch advocate of socialized health care insurance that “covers all Americans” and “protects those with pre-existing conditions.”

          I don’t care how you try to slice it kong, every iota of that position is progressivism. If not outright socialism. The specifics are irrelevant. At its core, in principle, any form of a national health care plan is anti-conservative and wrong.

          So again I ask – who the f voted for him knowing he stands for such principles. Answer: People willing to throw their principles out the window for a “win.”

      1. @texas-chris Lol, I never suggested he could permanently fix anything. But in this case pushing the case further along is a good thing. Congress should have handled this before and it wouldn’t have been necessary.

        If the Republican Congress would have done a lot of things it wouldn’t be necessary for Trump to try to fix anything at all. Border security, Obamacare, etc.

        My point isn’t about Trump being the man to fix everything. He can’t. My point is that the Republican Congress is a complete failure and couldn’t agree with each other on how to wipe an ass. They are a disgrace and the only reason Trump has a job. Well…them and Hillary.

  5. This question has been asked before. I will therefore ask it again. If Obamacare is so great why are the socialist candidates for Pres running on medicare for all and not Ocare?
    It is a good question and needs to be asked of the candidates!!

  6. I worry that Trump is just doing this to make the base think he’s actually doing something. Without any net change in the Court (let’s say Kav votes like Kennedy in 2012, against OC – Roberts is still standing there in the way).

    This just gives Roberts the opportunity to reinforce his previous ruling. He will say just because the ‘tax’ is now set to zero doesn’t mean it’s not still a tax. That’s literally what Congress did with the mandate. They said, essentially, ‘there is an individual mandate penalty (JR-speak “tax”), and it shall be set to zero.’

  7. I worry that Trump is just doing this to make the base think he’s actually doing something. Without any net change in the Court (let’s say Kav votes like Kennedy in 2012, against OC – Roberts is still standing there in the way).

    This just gives Roberts the opportunity to reinforce his previous ruling. He will say just because the ‘tax’ is now set to zero doesn’t mean it’s not still a tax. That’s literally what Congress did with the mandate. They said, essentially, ‘there is an individual mandate penalty (JR-speak “tax”), and it shall be set to zero.’

  8. This question has been asked before. I will therefore ask it again. If Obamacare is so great why are the socialist candidates for Pres running on medicare for all and not Ocare?
    It is a good question and needs to be asked of the candidates!!

  9. A favorable decision by SCOTUS before the primaries are over would certainly take the wind out of the sail for the whole sordid lot of Dem wannabes who are pushing for Medicare for all. Hallelujah!

  10. Good! Unfortunately, then he’d start pushing “Trumpcare,” which Ted Cruz had to explain to him — back when Ted Cruz was willing to explain the facts of life to him — that government healthcare like that system he thinks is so great in Scotland is a socialist healthcare system.

  11. With Trump getting rid of the “Individual Mandate” Roberts may rule differently. I certainly hope so! It needs to be shredded!!!

  12. A favorable decision by SCOTUS before the primaries are over would certainly take the wind out of the sail for the whole sordid lot of Dem wannabes who are pushing for Medicare for all. Hallelujah!

  13. Once an entitlement is given, it never goes away. It morphs, grows some, maybe shrinks some. The only way it disappears is for it to collapse regardless of how much money is thrown at it. A lot of people who courageously fought against it, when now asked if they would take it away from a single mother and her kids , fold like a flag and hem and haw about “coming up with solutions”. Why? Because you don’t get re-elected with bad optics like that.

  14. Good! Unfortunately, then he’d start pushing “Trumpcare,” which Ted Cruz had to explain to him — back when Ted Cruz was willing to explain the facts of life to him — that government healthcare like that system he thinks is so great in Scotland is a socialist healthcare system.

  15. There is only one correct answer: Regulation of healthcare is not a federal power, and all healthcare decisions are reserved to the states, or to the people.

    Medical accreditation?
    State level.
    EMTALA?
    State.
    COBRA?
    State.
    Medicare/Medicaid/SSDI?
    State.
    CHiP?
    State.
    Community Rating?
    State.
    Health insurance?
    State.

    There is no reason that the federal government, which hoses up everything it touches like a reverse Midas touch, should ever have any power of healthcare, nor any function of daily life of any American.

    1. I agree on everything except Medicare which goes with SS which is a FED program………not a state one.

  16. With Trump getting rid of the “Individual Mandate” Roberts may rule differently. I certainly hope so! It needs to be shredded!!!

  17. Once an entitlement is given, it never goes away. It morphs, grows some, maybe shrinks some. The only way it disappears is for it to collapse regardless of how much money is thrown at it. A lot of people who courageously fought against it, when now asked if they would take it away from a single mother and her kids , fold like a flag and hem and haw about “coming up with solutions”. Why? Because you don’t get re-elected with bad optics like that.

  18. There is only one correct answer: Regulation of healthcare is not a federal power, and all healthcare decisions are reserved to the states, or to the people.

    Medical accreditation?
    State level.
    EMTALA?
    State.
    COBRA?
    State.
    Medicare/Medicaid/SSDI?
    State.
    CHiP?
    State.
    Community Rating?
    State.
    Health insurance?
    State.

    There is no reason that the federal government, which hoses up everything it touches like a reverse Midas touch, should ever have any power of healthcare, nor any function of daily life of any American.

    1. I agree on everything except Medicare which goes with SS which is a FED program………not a state one.

  19. I will be stunned if SCOTUS rules it unconstitutional, and I’d be surprised if they could muster up more than two votes for it.

    1. @slantry It’s a darned shame, but I believe that you’re right. Roberts has the look of a boy caught with his hand in the cooky jar and I can’t help but wonder if he’s being blackmailed.

  20. More power to Trump if he is trying to solve this nightmare because our Representatives will not…and that includes the Supreme Court…..I’ll never forgive Roberts for his ruling….that was a black day in history!

    May God be with you and bless your endeavor Mr. President!

  21. I fell into a gap when my husband retired and went on Medicare…..I wasn’t old enough for medicare and wasn’t working. I was forced into Ocommie care for a year because the large carriers like BCBS and United stopped offering private policies in my county. I ended up with Kaiser ….forced to use their doctors and pharmacies. My monthly premiums were $1,200 with a $2,500 deductible…$14,000 a year!

    I am relaying this to y’all so you will know what a painful experience this was. We had to shell out $14,000 on a fixed income….that money goes out and does not come back in!!! I don’t know how many Americans were in my situation…..but it felt like I was being assaulted….I never met my deductible so I had to pay extra for any care I received! Plus the premium was going to go up….THIS DEBACLE HAS TO BE STOPPED! OPEN MARKETS and TORTE REFORM! 😡

    1. Yes! The Government needs to stop trying to fix things that aren’t broken because it always ends in disaster. The one issue they should address/subsidize/whatever is preexisting conditions. It really isn’t appropriate for a business to be forced to take on a money loser, but everyone should be able to get healthcare that doesn’t bankrupt them, and the preexisting folks are the only ones who fall in that category. Help them and leave the rest of us alone.

      Of course then the battle will be, what constitutes “preexisting conditions” with the insurance companies wanting everything, including acne to count, while the Government will want it to be things like cancer and MS.

  22. Hmm…I thought the Supreme Court had already ruled that it was legal because it was a “tax”. I just know that my health care expenses skyrocketed after Obamacare.

    1. The “tax” portion has been removed. There’s no longer a financial penalty for not having insurance, so there’s no way to rule it a tax.

      1. Technically the mandate language is still there, not repealed, but the “tax” is set at $0. Roberts can probably make something of this contradiction to save Obamacare.

  23. Really great healthcare is no government healthcare. Cruz will push for buying insurance across state lines to increase competition.
    We don’t have to replace Obamacare. We have to replace the ignorant electorate, for starters.

    1. But being ignorant is the only way to win against the leftists. We have to fight their fire with fire of our own, meaning we have to be even more ignorant than they are. I don’t know what we win in that fight, but it sure is important maga.

      1. AT, I get it that you don’t like Trump. Neither do I. That being said, the man has done more to at least make an attempt to push this country back to the middle than any President we have seen since Reagan. I do not have to like the man to like some of the results. You seem to think we can magically elect a morally superior candidate as our President in an immoral society. I wish that were true. Sadly, it isn’t. Ignorant electorate? Probably. We are ignorant to ever believe an immoral society will ever elect a moral President. The more I watch the direction that Democrats are going the more I realize this is what they want….an immoral society that needs the Government to protect them. I hope I am wrong 🙁

        1. I didn’t say anything about Trump. I don’t have a problem with him. I never even met the guy.

          I have a problem with the cowardly and unprincipled American people.

          The more I watch the direction that Democrats are going the more I realize this is what they want….an immoral society that needs the Government to protect them.

          The Democrats and the Republicans.

          1. Fair enough, and in essence I think that was what Danaellen was saying. The problem is, you build a strong society from the ground up, not the top down. That’s what the Libs recognized many years ago. Until we figure out how to do that, the best we can hope for is a Donald Trump type of candidate who has the backbone to stand up to the obvious B.S.

    2. @danaellen, this is the best idea I have heard all day. Zero Gov. interference and buying insurance across state lines.

      1. Donald is too much of a gutless coward to say, “People, I know you’re not going to like this – but I’m taking away the free candy.” Most of Washington is too gutless for that.

        1. You think Cruz, or Lee would have the balls to do that? You’re wrong. They like being in office just like the rest of them. The only one who might is Rand Paul, and that depends on what side he wakes up on.

  24. Okay, now we face the long scrap in DC. Pelosi will never agree to anything conservatives want! And you can’t walk into court with nothing…

  25. government health care – FAIL
    government funded education – FAIL
    government transportation – FAIL
    government infrastructure repair and maintenance – FAIL

    I could go on, but I think you get the picture. Government needs to get their hands out of our pockets.

    1. I’ll agree with you on everything except infrastructure. If Government doesn’t do it, who will? Our interstate system is great and that’s a Government thing, thanks to Eisenhower who was thinking like a General when he pushed it through.
      The truth is there’s never enough money for infrastructure. It’s a balancing act between how much we must have and how much to tax/take from the people to fund it.

  26. As we know, SCOTUS can decide not to hear a case. Is that an option when it’s something like this concerning the administration, or does SCOTUS have to hear those cases? Just curious.
    * I don’t trust Roberts either and think Kavanaugh may be one and the same.

  27. Anything that replaces Obamacare will be worse than Obamacare. That’s the problem with big government programs. I’m excited to see Trumps plan Which will cover everybody and provide better healthcare for less than what they’re paying currently

    1. How is that? The only thing worse than 0Care is single payer. I don’t think Trump will give us single payer.

      1. You have no idea what Trump is going to give you. Neither do I. And most likely neither does Trump. I am just going by what he said during the campaign in 2016

        1. I was trying to make the point, poorly as I did, that the only thing that could be worse than 0Care is SP. Even if Trump would like to pass single payer the Republicans in the Senate would block it before it got to him.

    2. @Thor77 Remember, though, Tromp praised the Canadian system. That’s not a good sign for what his replacement would be.

  28. Why bother? So we can replace it with some other industry-crippling nonsense that’s going to defy the fundamental basis of insurance, overload the hospitals with hypochondriacs that want full body scans for every sniffle, and drive rates up by mandating pre-existing conditions coverage?

    Anybody who voted for that, vis-a-vis voting for Obama/Trump, owes this nation an apology.

  29. The ideal thing to happen here is for 0Care to be ruled unconstitutional and we go back to what we had before…

    1. The ideal thing is to go back to before Reagan signed EMTALA, before the AMA captured the Medicare billing system, and to before when universities monopolized the accreditation of medical professionals.

      In short, kick all that regulation back to the states. Let each state decide what level of government, if any, is going to be involved in health care service.

  30. I find it appalling that Trump has to do what a Republican Congress fails to do. The border and this lawsuit…both of which should have been handled easily by a Republican controlled Congress in Trump’s first two years. My approval rating for the Republican Congress is ZERO.

    1. I find it appalling that Trump wants a national healthcare plan at all. Who the f voted for him knowing that he was for that?

      1. Uh huh….and what plan would that be? Link the sources and the details of the plan. Name when he proposed it and show me the speech since he has been President that shows him pushing Congress to design Trumpcare. You’re digging from back before he was President. If you can’t point to specifics since the day he took office you’re full of crap.

        1. He’s been talking about repealing and replacing Obamacare since day one.

          Not repealing it. Not telling Americans, “Your health care is your responsibility.” He’s been a staunch advocate of socialized health care insurance that “covers all Americans” and “protects those with pre-existing conditions.”

          I don’t care how you try to slice it kong, every iota of that position is progressivism. If not outright socialism. The specifics are irrelevant. At its core, in principle, any form of a national health care plan is anti-conservative and wrong.

          So again I ask – who the f voted for him knowing he stands for such principles. Answer: People willing to throw their principles out the window for a “win.”

          1. @atomicsentinel Republicans in general have been saying the same thing. No one knows what “replace” is and no Republican has produced a plan or suggested what it is. For all we know it may be a structure for free market solutions. All Republicans that I have seen have been talking about protecting people with pre-existing conditions. Once given it’s difficult to take away.

            Obviously you would have rather had Hillary in the Oval Office so she could have another stab at Hillary-care. Trump has pushed repealing Obamacare but he has not pushed a plan to have another government plan as such to replace it. All he said is that Republicans are working on it and you have no idea what it is. Just a bunch of TDS nonsense of coming to conclusions you can’t support.

            1. Republicans in general have been saying the same thing.

              I question the principles of people who voted for them too.

              All Republicans that I have seen have been talking about protecting people with pre-existing conditions.

              If that is included in “replace” – then any plan they come up with, any plan at all, is flawed in its progressivism from the outset.

              Once given it’s difficult to take away.

              No it’s not. You put on your big boy pants and you just do it. And face the political consequences of difficult but necessary actions.

              Obviously you would have rather had Hillary in the Oval Office

              Obviously not, as I did not vote for her nor ever would.

              Trump has pushed repealing Obamacare but he has not pushed a plan to have another government plan as such to replace it.

              FFS dude, google “Trump Repeal Replace.” The plan is irrelevant. If he’s “replacing” Obamacare, he’s already failed.

              As did his voters.

              1. @atomicsentinel Again…you cannot define what “replace” is. No one can because they haven’t explained what it is. YOu completely ignored that I said it could mean a structure to bring in free market solutions rather than just ending it on a dime and letting everything collapse. Until we get answers your conclusions are completely dreamed up by you.

                1. No, I cannot define “replace” – but Donald has made it clear that “replace” will include both government involvement and pre-existing conditions coverage.

                  These are both a failure out of the gate. ESPECIALLY if they’re combined.

                2. @at Trump doesn’t get to choose. Congress does. They’re too incompetent to come together to do anything other than cave to the Democrats. You think they will have the ability to devise a replacement plan? They ran on it for seven years and they couldn’t even end Obamacare when they had the power to do it. There will be no “replacement” plan….not by Republicans. If Obamacare is defeated it will be via a Trojan Horse. The removal of the mandate was the Trojan Horse. We have to see where that leads in the courts.

                  If Obamacare is ruled unconstitutional there will be chaos. Government will have to do something to manage the chaos. What that will be remains to be seen.

                3. Trump doesn’t get to choose. Congress does.

                  And if they don’t choose something that includes government involvement and PEC-coverage, will he sign it?

                  They’re too incompetent to come together to do anything other than cave to the Democrats.

                  Then why vote for them? We know this and we keep voting for them. I don’t. But I sure got the business from >50% of the folks at TRS who called me a traitor if I didn’t vote Team Jersey in the last two elections – even though I have absolutely no reason to support the candidates they said I HAD to support because BINARY SLAVERY!

                  So WHY are so-called Conservatives voting for incompetent politicians that make it plainly clear that they’re going to cave to Democrats – if not push progressive policies themselves?

                  They ran on it for seven years and they couldn’t even end Obamacare when they had the power to do it.

                  Which we then rewarded them for, with re-election. What MESSAGE does that send Congress, Kong?

                  Government will have to do something to manage the chaos.

                  I cannot believe I hear the words “Government has to do something” coming out of the mouths of conservatives. F*cking four years ago, I would NEVER see those words on a conservative site.

                  FFS, this is why you don’t drink the orange kool aid. It kills brain cells!

                4. @atomicsentinel I’m not answering a hypothetical. Let’s just get rid of Obamacare first.

                  Why vote for them? Because they are conservative and they do stop the Democrats from railroading us. They do get some things done but nothing that takes a lot of guts to do it.

                  You don’t vote for conservatives? That’s on you. If everyone was like you the Demcorats would rule the roost.

                  You don’t think government should manage a crisis they created when it collapses? I’m not talking about instituting a new plan. I’m talking about helping merge back into free market solutions. Get people back on to private plans. If someone gets kicked off a plan because of the collapse of Obamacare and they were getting cancer treatment, you think we should just let them die without a plan? Help them get on a new one….a private one.

                  Supporting Trump kills brain cells. That’s a new one.

                5. I’m not answering a hypothetical.

                  The hypothetical addresses a principle. But fine. Congress sends him a bill that includes government involvement and PEC-coverage. SHOULD he sign it? Do YOU want him to sign it?

                  Because they are conservative

                  AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

                  Hey, since you’re buying, I have a bridge for sale.

                  You don’t think government should manage a crisis they created when it collapses?

                  No, I don’t. They have already proven themselves inept to the task. Why hand it to them to make things even worse?

                  I’m not talking about instituting a new plan. I’m talking about helping merge back into free market solutions. Get people back on to private plans.

                  You JUST SAID that the government should manage it. Make up your mind.

                  If someone gets kicked off a plan because of the collapse of Obamacare and they were getting cancer treatment, you think we should just let them die without a plan?

                  YES. F*CKING YES. YES, THAT IS PRECISELY WHAT I THINK. If they can’t find a plan on their own, because no market force will offer it to them, THEN THAT IS THEIR PROBLEM.

                  Do you NOT understand insurance OR health care?!

          2. People willing to throw their principles out the window for a “win.”

            Answered your own question there Professor.

      1. @texas-chris Lol, I never suggested he could permanently fix anything. But in this case pushing the case further along is a good thing. Congress should have handled this before and it wouldn’t have been necessary.

        If the Republican Congress would have done a lot of things it wouldn’t be necessary for Trump to try to fix anything at all. Border security, Obamacare, etc.

        My point isn’t about Trump being the man to fix everything. He can’t. My point is that the Republican Congress is a complete failure and couldn’t agree with each other on how to wipe an ass. They are a disgrace and the only reason Trump has a job. Well…them and Hillary.

    1. I’ve been praying to win the lotto for 30 years. Still no win.

      I’m about to start praying for RBG’s health. Wish be continued success.

    2. We need to remove power from the courts. Non elected judges shouldn’t be the final word on everything.

  31. I just love when Obummer gets shafted!
    Sing it with me!

    Happy days are here again
    The skies above are clear again
    Let us sing a song of cheer again
    Happy days are here again
    Altogether shout it now 😀

    Scoop, please get a happy dance emoji!

  32. I think Robert’s will not change his mind on Obamacare. It will be interesting to see what mental gymnastics he comes up with this time.

    1. The tax has been removed, it’ is no longer a requirement to have insurance or face a fine. Why aren’t more people dropping their high deductible insurance plans?

      Health Share ministries, of which there are at least a handful, that I know of. They work!

      1. Just an FYI, most physician groups and hospitals don’t participate and accept these types of programs. I know this because I researched it with every doc and hospital facility I use.

  33. I will be stunned if SCOTUS rules it unconstitutional, and I’d be surprised if they could muster up more than two votes for it.

    1. @slantry It’s a darned shame, but I believe that you’re right. Roberts has the look of a boy caught with his hand in the cooky jar and I can’t help but wonder if he’s being blackmailed.

  34. More power to Trump if he is trying to solve this nightmare because our Representatives will not…and that includes the Supreme Court…..I’ll never forgive Roberts for his ruling….that was a black day in history!

    May God be with you and bless your endeavor Mr. President!

  35. I fell into a gap when my husband retired and went on Medicare…..I wasn’t old enough for medicare and wasn’t working. I was forced into Ocommie care for a year because the large carriers like BCBS and United stopped offering private policies in my county. I ended up with Kaiser ….forced to use their doctors and pharmacies. My monthly premiums were $1,200 with a $2,500 deductible…$14,000 a year!

    I am relaying this to y’all so you will know what a painful experience this was. We had to shell out $14,000 on a fixed income….that money goes out and does not come back in!!! I don’t know how many Americans were in my situation…..but it felt like I was being assaulted….I never met my deductible so I had to pay extra for any care I received! Plus the premium was going to go up….THIS DEBACLE HAS TO BE STOPPED! OPEN MARKETS and TORTE REFORM! 😡

    1. Yes! The Government needs to stop trying to fix things that aren’t broken because it always ends in disaster. The one issue they should address/subsidize/whatever is preexisting conditions. It really isn’t appropriate for a business to be forced to take on a money loser, but everyone should be able to get healthcare that doesn’t bankrupt them, and the preexisting folks are the only ones who fall in that category. Help them and leave the rest of us alone.

      Of course then the battle will be, what constitutes “preexisting conditions” with the insurance companies wanting everything, including acne to count, while the Government will want it to be things like cancer and MS.

  36. Hmm…I thought the Supreme Court had already ruled that it was legal because it was a “tax”. I just know that my health care expenses skyrocketed after Obamacare.

    1. The “tax” portion has been removed. There’s no longer a financial penalty for not having insurance, so there’s no way to rule it a tax.

      1. Technically the mandate language is still there, not repealed, but the “tax” is set at $0. Roberts can probably make something of this contradiction to save Obamacare.

  37. Really great healthcare is no government healthcare. Cruz will push for buying insurance across state lines to increase competition.
    We don’t have to replace Obamacare. We have to replace the ignorant electorate, for starters.

    1. But being ignorant is the only way to win against the leftists. We have to fight their fire with fire of our own, meaning we have to be even more ignorant than they are. I don’t know what we win in that fight, but it sure is important maga.

      1. AT, I get it that you don’t like Trump. Neither do I. That being said, the man has done more to at least make an attempt to push this country back to the middle than any President we have seen since Reagan. I do not have to like the man to like some of the results. You seem to think we can magically elect a morally superior candidate as our President in an immoral society. I wish that were true. Sadly, it isn’t. Ignorant electorate? Probably. We are ignorant to ever believe an immoral society will ever elect a moral President. The more I watch the direction that Democrats are going the more I realize this is what they want….an immoral society that needs the Government to protect them. I hope I am wrong 🙁

    2. @danaellen, this is the best idea I have heard all day. Zero Gov. interference and buying insurance across state lines.

      1. Donald is too much of a gutless coward to say, “People, I know you’re not going to like this – but I’m taking away the free candy.” Most of Washington is too gutless for that.

        1. You think Cruz, or Lee would have the balls to do that? You’re wrong. They like being in office just like the rest of them. The only one who might is Rand Paul, and that depends on what side he wakes up on.

  38. Okay, now we face the long scrap in DC. Pelosi will never agree to anything conservatives want! And you can’t walk into court with nothing…

  39. As we know, SCOTUS can decide not to hear a case. Is that an option when it’s something like this concerning the administration, or does SCOTUS have to hear those cases? Just curious.
    * I don’t trust Roberts either and think Kavanaugh may be one and the same.

  40. The ideal thing to happen here is for 0Care to be ruled unconstitutional and we go back to what we had before…

    1. The ideal thing is to go back to before Reagan signed EMTALA, before the AMA captured the Medicare billing system, and to before when universities monopolized the accreditation of medical professionals.

      In short, kick all that regulation back to the states. Let each state decide what level of government, if any, is going to be involved in health care service.

  41. I just love when Obummer gets shafted!
    Sing it with me!

    Happy days are here again
    The skies above are clear again
    Let us sing a song of cheer again
    Happy days are here again
    Altogether shout it now 😀

    Scoop, please get a happy dance emoji!

  42. I think Robert’s will not change his mind on Obamacare. It will be interesting to see what mental gymnastics he comes up with this time.

    1. The tax has been removed, it’ is no longer a requirement to have insurance or face a fine. Why aren’t more people dropping their high deductible insurance plans?

      Health Share ministries, of which there are at least a handful, that I know of. They work!

      1. Just an FYI, most physician groups and hospitals don’t participate and accept these types of programs. I know this because I researched it with every doc and hospital facility I use.

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