So the United States Supreme Court has upheld Obamacare.
Given the Court’s conservative makeup, I’m stunned.
I’m pleasantly pleased.
The High Court blew its decision that has allowed a free-for-all campaign spending. But it got this decision right.
I know big business Republicans are aghast. I’ve read the Republican battle cry to elect Mitt Romney who says he’ll lead the charge to repeal it. I know he raised $4.6 million in campaign donations within 24 hours after the High Court’s ruling was announced. I’ve read the reactions of those who blindly follow the edict of those deep-pocket Republicans.
I don’t understand the almost violent reaction to repeal the law. It’s political – sure. But why are people so adamantly eager to get rid of some good aspects of the law?
People being able to get health care insurance despite pre-existing conditions is a good thing.
Parents allowed to carry their children on insurance policies until they are 26 is a good thing.
Creating a pool to provide health insurance, especially for all children in this country, is good thing.
Making people who don’t take health care insurance pay a fine (or tax) when they require medical attention is a good thing.
The fact is, the Justices ruled correctly in their 5-4 decision, which included conservative Chief Justice Roberts falling on the side of the majority ruling.
Health care reform in this country was desperately needed, and has been needed for a very long time. The for-profit insurance companies have held people hostage for too long and the health care reform law is a good start in the right direction.
Is it perfect?
No, and far from it.
But the Patient Protect and Affordable Care Act does not need to be, nor should it be repealed. Certainly President Obama’s health care reform law that he championed does need to be tweaked and massage.
But total repeal?