The THRUST of it all

About: political cartoons - political humor, jokes, and pictures, obama, palin ~ march 21, 2012 - 97609

~Somedays you need a picture to get the THRUST of the POINT!

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  1. obamacare
  2. federal spending
  3. health care

Comments


Mark de LA says
The funny thing about the whole Obamacare bill was it was ALL about insurance & paying for the increased expense of hospitals, drugs, doctors, medical care & so forth.  Nothing in the bill reduces any of those expenses.  Insurance always raises the cost of what is being insured because people think someone else is paying for the big stuff. Spread the cost around and it should be cheaper to individuals, huh? Except if the costs are spread around forcibly, there are no market forces to reduce cost through competition & plenty of monopoly forces to increase it.
This was all hidden under 2200+ pages of unintelligible legalese & delegation of authority amongst all the unwritten regulations & those still to be written in the bills.  Now go back to sleep & wait for that giant 1-finger exam in the middle of the night; no dinner, no chocolates, no kiss, no problem!

Mark de LA says
source (3/13): ... Today, the CBO released new projections from 2013 extending through 2022, and the results are as critics expected: the ten-year cost of the law's core provisions to expand health insurance coverage has now ballooned to $1.76 trillion. That's because we now have estimates for Obamacare's first nine years of full implementation, rather than the mere six when it was signed into law. Only next year will we get a true ten-year cost estimate, if the law isn't overturned by the Supreme Court or repealed by then.
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Mark de LA says
Here is a think tank perspective on what's going on in the arguments next week in SCOTUS on Obamacare:
Heritage Foundation: ...

The Supreme Court will soon hear three cases challenging features of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), popularly known as “Obamacare.”[1] Across three days of oral argument, the Court will consider four broad legal questions:

  • Whether the Anti-Injunction Act prohibits parties from challenging the minimum coverage provision, or individual mandate, at this time;
  • Whether Congress exceeded its constitutional authority in enacting the minimum coverage provision—that is, whether the individual mandate is unconstitutional;
  • Whether, if the mandate to purchase minimum coverage is unconstitutional, the mandate can be severed from the rest of the PPACA such that portions of the statute remain in effect; and
  • Whether Congress’s threat to withhold all federal funding under Medicaid, the single largest grant-in-aid program, in order to impose onerous conditions on the States that it could not impose directly constituted “coercion” and thereby exceeded Congress’s enumerated powers and violated basic principles of federalism.

Answers to these questions will determine whether all, some, or none of the PPACA will remain in force after the Supreme Court’s decision

... This s/b interesting in view of 15899 & the corresponding Facebook conversation here. I think audio will be available within a few hours of the proceedings daily.


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