Obamacare may be headed back to the Supreme Court
Today the Supreme Court reinstated a lawsuit to Obamacare which had been previously thrown out by a lower court. This means Obamacare is back in the court system and will likely make it all the way back to the Supreme Court sometime next year.
The issue this time around is the constitutionality of the contraception mandate as well as the mandate that all companies which employ 50 or more people be required to offer approved and adequate (according to the government) healthcare insurance.
I have one question about this issue and it is a simple one, what’s the point?
The Supreme Court has already ruled that the federal government’s taxing authority grants it the right to force American citizens to buy healthcare insurance simply as a condition for living in this country, so it seems to be a natural extension of the law that the federal government can also dictate to employers they must offer insurance to the people. And it also seems a natural extension to the precious Supreme Court decision that the government can force private insurance companies to provide certain benefits in their insurance plans.
If the federal government can force the people into commerce than certainly it can dictate what must be included in that same commerce. Such is life in the new America so if I were you I wouldn’t get my hopes up that there is even the slightest chance the provisions will be struck down.
The American people accepted Obamacare as the law of the land when they reelected Barack Obama, the 2012 election was our last chance (even if it was a slim chance) at getting rid of this disastrous legislation once and for all and the American people decided to forego any real attempt at repealing Obamacare and now we must all live with the consequences of the last election.