This past week I did a piece on my experiences with Obamacare. http://sentrybugle.com/obamacare-or-the-aca-billions-later/ . Now we see that a Federal Judge in Texas has ruled it unconstitutional. Texas and 19 other states said they were being hurt by Obamacare in it’s present state. I think the judge agreed. Now the President tweeted that he was pleased with the decision. He was overjoyed.
“As I predicted all along, Obamacare has been struck down as an UNCONSTITUTIONAL disaster! Now Congress must pass a STRONG law that provides GREAT healthcare and protects pre-existing conditions. Mitch and Nancy, get it done!”
“Wow, but not surprisingly, ObamaCare was just ruled UNCONSTITUTIONAL by a highly respected judge in Texas. Great news for America!”
Now does this change anything? Not really. Appeals will be made. And odds are this will be the third Obamacare case sent to the Supreme Court. Also the Marketplace is still taking applications. Look for a decision sometime next year. This judge who was appointed by George W. Bush is a Conservative who’s ruled against Obama in other cases. Odds are that the full fifth district will hear the appeal. I’m thinking that the ruling will be overturned and move on to the Supreme Court.
The President has asked for a bill from the House and Senate for what’s called a repair bill. Fix what’s wrong with Obamacare. My humble opinion is that the Senate will do just that. The House under Pelosi will move very little if any off the original Obamacare bill. So can a middle ground be found? Both sides want pre-existing conditions covered. The insurance companies and some Republicans want a higher rate for them, plus a separate pool for those who have pre- existing conditions.
In closing, I do see a middle ground but to get there, both sides will need to compromise. At this time it looks as if neither is willing.
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I have been writing on and off the past 46 years. First piece I ever wrote was my high school underground newspaper. A father of two twenty somethings. Happily married and presently living in Ohio.