Update Thu Jun 28, 2012 - The Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Obama Health Care Plan.
However, they cited that while a "penalty" for not buying health insurance could not be imposed by the federal government, it can impose a "tax" for not buying Health Care.
This sounds confusing, because people believe that if you don't pay a "tax" then you can be "penalized".
The question is "how will the tax be enforced?".
This is certainly a "win" for Obama and the Democrats. It also proves that Romneys plan is not unconstitutional.
But lets keep in mind that Romney Health Care plan is at the state level "and" the states have the power to "tax" its citizens and business's as they see fit.
I surmise, that Republican States who initially opposed the Health Care Plan, will begin making plans to accommodate the plan.
They will have to realize that Health Care is god damn expensive and some one has to pay for it "and" it can't always be the federal government coming to the rescue, especially since the Republicans are fighting tooth and nail and preaching "less" government and "less" government spending.
So the ball with the National Health Care Program is in their court and the Republicans "cannot" have it both ways, ie, free health care for the poor and no one to pay for it.
I surmise that the Republican states will have to implement state wide programs similar to their Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney did for his state when he was governor.
Seeded on Sun Jun 24, 2012 1:05 PM CDT -
Most America Oppose health law but like provisions - Yahoo News
Soon the Supreme Court will render its opinions and decision on Obama's Health Care Law.
If the Supreme Court rules that some or all of the law is unconstitutional then I guess it would also apply to the health care law Romney instituted in his state - since state laws can not supersede federal laws.
Personally, I find it objectionable that small business's have to pay a penalty when they can't afford to cover the health care of their employees, as in Romney's plan.
But what is also objectionable is that the cost for medical care is out of control.
The health care industry cites that the costs are high because it provides the best health care in the world.
However, what they are not saying is that the high revenue they generate (or bilk) also make doctors and hospital corporations very wealthy. While the economy of America struggles, we can rest assured that the Health Care Industry, Pharmaceutical Industry and the Insurance Industry "are not"
The bottom line is that all American's should be entitled to medical care.
But the question is who pays for medical care? For now, the federal government and insurance policy holders pays for it.
The bottom line is that we all need affordable health care and regulation to reign in the out of control costs by the big three, ie, Health Care Industry, Pharmaceutical Industry and the Insurance Corporations.
The federal government has a big fight on their hands, because it is the only entity with the power to go up against the big three above.
However, to be fair, the problem is not solely due to the Big Three.
It should be noted that much of the health care Americans need is a result of American Business as a whole.
The fast food industry and the chemical industry are resonsible for making Americans sick.
But to be a bit more fairer, the federal government is also responsible because departments like the USDA and the FDA are too cozy with industry and are not doing enough (if anything) to protect the American Consumer from Bad Medicine, Bad Food and Bad Products.