The majority of justices struck down the entire Obama care healthcare plan including (Chief Justice John Roberts) agreeing that congress could not mandate that individuals be required to purchase healthcare.
Then in almost disbelief, Justice John Roberts interpreted the mandate as a tax stating that congress could tax people for not purchasing healthcare insurance. This resulted in the Chief Justice siding with the minority court and in essence deciding to approve the Obama health care plan.
Since the constitution gives congress the right to tax whatever and whenever they want, the Chief Justice deemed Obama care as simply a tax and in essence allowed the levy of the highest tax (according to some) in the history of mankind.
As such, the Chief Justice’s interpretation and the subsequent decision by the Supreme Court has now made Obama care a mass and sweeping legal power upon the health of the nation both physically and financially. Many pundits and experts alike believe that people will get sicker and the healthcare profession and insurance industry will fail and ultimately collapse into utter ruin.
Individuals who once thought they were going to get free or reduced healthcare are now finding out that if they choose not to purchase a private healthcare plan or opt in for their employer provided plan they could be fined up to $2,500.00 per person per year in their family. A family of four choosing not to take out healthcare insurance could pay up to $10,000.00 in additional tax per year.
It is still unclear in some areas but it appears employers could be fined up to $5,000 and $100.00 per employee for not carrying health insurance for employees.
This writer spoke with one man in the Brownsville, Texas area who is self employed and has chosen not to purchase a healthcare plan but rather save the money and pay cash for his medical needs. He is furious and a once big Obama supporter having voted and contributed to Obama in the past election. He says “not this time”. He plans on campaigning directly against the president.
It is obvious that Chief Justice Roberts had only one thing in mind on this decision and that is building a legacy for himself; apparently he wants history to remember it was he who allowed socialized medicine to become the method of primary medical treatment in the United States. It is either that or he is simply the most incompetent Chief Justice our country has ever had.
All the pundits seem to agree the decision by Chief Justice Roberts is like nothing they can remember in history. Even those on the left who are pleased with the decision find the way the decision was reached is both reckless and quite unorthodox.
Still others believe the Chief Justice is simply putting the responsibility for the law back in the hands of congress where it should be.
The Supreme Court decision not only affects Obama care (healthcare) but any and everything the government wants to control.
Now (thanks to Chief Justice Roberts), if the government thinks you have too large of a home, they can tax you out of it. If your car isn’t fuel efficient or electric, they can tax you out of it. If you smoke, well that’s right they already are taxing you there and in the states of New York and California, they have already decided to tax you if you purchase any non diet beverage over sixteen ounces.
There is the possibility now that if you are too heavy, the government can tax you if you don’t get gastric bypass surgery or use a gym.
They could start taxing you if they think you are using too much electricity or water or heating fuel.
This is no longer conspiracy theorist stuff.
The United States is officially a full blown socialist country and every American is living the reality of George Orwell’s 1984.
One of the supposed most conservative United States Supreme Court Chief Justices ever, has now made a mockery of the constitution he claims to be enforcing and allowed swift and sweeping taxation for every weird and freakish activist cause in this country possible.
This is not a Republican or Democratic problem; this is an American problem and bear in mind it is a problem.
It is time for the American people to wake up from their lackadaisical and nonchalant attitudes and vote every politician out of office who voted this healthcare plan into existence.
This is not to say that America does not have a healthcare crisis; most agree we do and everyone from the professional healthcare insurance industry, pharmaceutical industry and greedy lawyers suiting for malpractice are to blame.
Taxing Americans who can’t afford to buy healthcare and eventually even refusing to treat them and others purchasing healthcare plans isn’t the answer.
Please remember (contrary to what you’re being told) Obama care does NOT guarantee healthcare available to all; in fact there are provisions in the plan to refuse healthcare to many and the death panels are very real. Anyone who has taken the time to read the monstrosity two thousand page plus law knows it to be true.
As the old saying goes, “vote the bums out”; all of them if need be and start completely over.
Without sounding paranoid, don’t trust what any politician is saying. Learn the facts and vote accordingly; you’ll be glad you did.
© 2012 Dr. Lee W. Outlaw III