……..when campaigning for election.
What’s at stake here is the US Supreme Court possibly deciding that the individual mandate inside PPACA is unconstitutional, which in essence, could pull the entire bill down leaving the country in this never ending cycle of health care increases going unchecked. Which as we all know, will continue to force more people out of having insurance coverage because of cost.
The reason this is happening is the Right doesn’t want big government to continue butting in where it doesn’t belong. The Left saw insurance as the easiest target to create legislation and make it accessible to all and hence, the battle.
What wasn’t adequately addressed in the legislation was “why is health care cost going up at such a dramatic, unchecked rate anyway?” Well, in the world we live in it’s called “supply side economics.” And since I’m not the one directly paying for the health-care services being rendered, I guess I don’t care how much it costs, providers can continue to grow their practices with fancier MRI or CAT Scan machinery raising the prices every year, and hospitals can add a new wing to better accommodate severe brain injury cases.
So, what’s going to happen if the Supreme Court strikes down the constitutionality of the new law? We’d love to hear from you.