The United States Supreme Court to look at Obamacare

@dark_joev (3043)
United States
March 19, 2012 8:03pm CST
Well it is now coming the day that many of us have been waiting for. Obamacare is going to court to see if it can hold water and be found Constitutional. The date that the trial will start is March 26-28 and it will be 6 hours of deliberation with an answer on it's constitutionality coming sometime in June. What are your thoughts? What to do you think the Supreme Court will rule? Why? I feel that most of it will be a rulled Constitutional however I believe that the Individual Mandate will be ruled unconstitutional. As it is an over stepping of Federal Power no where does Congress get the authority to make you purchase a product. Also the Auto Insurance view point doesn't quite fit because you can choose not to get a car and their for don't have to purchase Auto Insurance. Also that mandate comes from the States who would have that right because of the 10th Amendment.
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@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
20 Mar 12
The car insurance argument is bogus because you are required to buy insurance to protect someone else not yourself. Obama care forces you to buy something that is not legally required. I read where they forget to put in a separability clause in the bill so if one part is ruled unconstitutional then the whole bill is void.
@dark_joev (3043)
• United States
22 Mar 12
That is the point I have been using to make is that Auto Insurance is to protect another person from your stupidity.
@debrakcarey (19925)
• United States
22 Mar 12
The insurance companies wanted more profit. They lobbied for the mandatory laws for car insurance. In my state, it was shown by statistics that UNinsured drivers had less accidents and were safer drivers; they knew that if they were not driving safe, they'd have to pay large sums for their stupidity. Missouri had a system where your license was suspended til the other guys expenses were paid, they also determined in COURT who was at fault, and if you were not you did not assume any costs. But that is persoanl accountability and we can have none of that in America anymore. Can we?
@dark_joev (3043)
• United States
26 Mar 12
Yeah insurance makes it to where people don't worry about what they are doing.
@laglen (19783)
• United States
20 Mar 12
I have to have faith in the Supreme Court... there is still a conservative majority and I do believe that they will take the bill under serious consideration. This is a very big issue that requires very serious thought. I hope they do find that the mandate is unconstitutional, and I believe that the majority of the bill is far beyond the scope of federal government. I did notice that they set aside more time than any other case in decades.
@dark_joev (3043)
• United States
22 Mar 12
Yeah, This case they knew would need some special attention so they decided to give it a lot more time than would normally be given to such cases as the Supreme Court generally gets a case and here's the arguments pretty much all within a single day period. Then they rule on it in a fairly short amount of time. They did this with the Violent Video Games thing where they ruled it to be protected under the First Amendment.
@crossbones27 (15988)
• Redlands, California
20 Mar 12
That is good, because either all this craziness will get put to bed, or made 10 times worse. Unfortunately it will probably be the latter. That is just seems to be the way our country works lately.
@debrakcarey (19925)
• United States
20 Mar 12
I know what I am hoping for. There's more to it than the individual mandate. Take a look at what is going on between the Catholic church and the mandate to supply abortion (day after) pills & birth control pills. The law encompases all facets of healthcare, not just insurance. I work in medical records now. And next year I will have to take a Hep B shot or loose my job. I will be unemployed once again.
@peavey (15812)
• United States
20 Mar 12
I suspect they'll rule it constitutional. I don't think that it is constitutional, but with the kind of Supreme Court we have now, they'll support Obama some way. I agree that the auto insurance thing is not a fair comparison.