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WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama and his Democratic allies won a victory today few had expected: The U.S. Supreme Court, after tough questioning in March, upheld their signature 2010 health care reform law, with a split court ruling that the requirement that practically all Americans carry health insurance or pay a penalty is constitutional under Congress’ power to tax.

With the decision, the health care reform law’s opponents must look to the fall elections as their best chance to overturn it, with Republicans, including presumptive nominee Mitt Romney, promising to repeal the law if voted into office.



the fulkl article is here:

http://www.freep.com/article/20120628/NEWS07/120628008/Supreme-Court-upholds-requirement-most-Americans-health-insurance

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    DG1DG1 member
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    Huh. I'm surprised, honestly. I never thought the court would uphold it. But hey, I'm not a lawyer. 


    This particular issue pisses me off tremendously. I'm not sure it was the right answer, but at least it attempted to solve a very real problem, and it did help a LOT of people. Maybe it hurt some people, too (like, 2 or 3 people at least). 

    And yes, there may be a better solution, but the Republican party line is just so anti-this that they've lost sight of just about everything, including being pro-anything, and especially not trying to come up with a better solution. They're just denying the problem. I can't get that whole "cheering when someone suggested just letting people without health insurance die" thing. So disgusting.

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    It doesn't fix some of the problems. It's okay, but it's a Band Aid.

    And I completely agree with sentiment that Republicans will just categorically say no to anything a Democrat suggests and vice versa. There is no real discussions being had about fixing the root issues because no one can agree on anything.
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_wedding-woes_the-healthcare-mandate?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:47Discussion:9439b0fb-10c3-481d-8ea7-75d6c4152e71Post:dd7f92cb-9c59-4601-a510-d4443cad768c">Re: the healthcare mandate</a>:
    [QUOTE] And I completely agree with sentiment that Republicans will just categorically say no to anything a Democrat suggests and vice versa. There is no real discussions being had about fixing the root issues because no one can agree on anything.
    Posted by PMeg819[/QUOTE]<div>
    </div><div>I didn't give equal time to the vice-versa because I don't think it applies in this specific case. But in general, yes. Sadly.

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    They can agree on warmongering and sending millions of people to jail and torturing terrorists. If you ask me, they agree on entirely too much.

    But you know I think the market is the answer. Making health insurance like car or home insurance - for catastrophes - and making regular medical care easily payable with cash again. 
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    And just flat-out cost transparency, which would be part of the market solution. Is there any other world where you agree to a service and have NO IDEA whether it costs $30 or $3,000? Effed up.

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    No kidding, DG.  Call it whatever you want, people need health insurance.  Pre-existing conditions, be damned.
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