Why did Roberts rule the way he did? Chief Justice Roberts might have been afraid that SCOTUS looked too partisan. He is apparently one to regard the integrity of the court as uppermost. Roberts was warned by both Obama and Leahy to “do the right thing” while SCOTUS deliberations went on. Makes one wonder, doesn’t it?
Unfortunately, Robert’s opinion is irrational.
Roberts rewrote the law as a tax. He insulted Americans in the most arrogant way by telling us it’s not his problem if we make certain voting choices, and insofar as I know, we didn’t vote for Obamacare.
Roberts is a conservative, allegedly, and this decision saved an entitlement program that will bankrupt us by 2030. Not very conservative of him. Actually, it won’t bankrupt us because they will just ration care with cancer patients and seniors going down first. My guess is premature babies and handicapped people will have to worry as well. The government will decide if their lives are worth living according to actuarial tables.
The SCOTUS decided that the government can now tax us for things we don’t do, such as eating broccoli. I will not comply. I hate broccoli.
Just because John Roberts went to Harvard, it doesn’t mean he has common sense. It could simply be that, as a lifelong Catholic, he wanted this bill to pass because he likes it.
Here’s the leftie opinion –
But where does one go now to escape the mandate and government healthcare?
According to ABC News on behalf of Robin Osborne of The Commonwealth Fund’s International Program in Health Policy, sub-Saharan Africa might be the only place –
“As far as I can tell, there’s not really any developed country that doesn’t have either a government-provided system or a mandate,” said Michael Tanner, a senior fellow at the Libertarian Cato Institute who studies health policy.
Even with the individual mandate, the United States still has one of the most privately-run health care systems in the world, said Yanzhong Huang, a senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations.
“We were very exceptional,” Huang said of the U.S. “Among industrialized countries we were the only one that adopted the market-based system.”
So where can people disillusioned by ‘Obamacare’ turn to find a country whose health care system has less government involvement than the United States?
“I can’t name one,” said Robin Osborn, vice president and director of The Commonwealth Fund’s International Program in Health Policy. “It’d be more likely a third world country.”
Haung suggested “maybe sub-Saharan Africa.”