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Why Is Obamacare Unconstitutional – Three Reasons Why the Law Should Be Struck Down

27 Mar

Why is Obamacare unconstitutional?  The Supreme Court is listening to arguments about the constitutionality of the new law today, and millions of Americans are anxiously waiting to hear their opinion.  It has been two years since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was passed into law, and Americans will feel the full effects of the new law in 2014.  Unless a Republican is elected President at the end of 2012, or the Supreme Court strikes down the individual mandate, all Americans will be required to purchase health insurance beginning in 2014.  Will we soon learn why Obamacare is unconstitutional, or will everyone be forced to buy healthcare coverage?

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Here are my answers to the question of why is Obamacare unconstitutional:

It forces citizens to buy coverage.  

Under Obamacare, citizens are forced to buy health insurance.  Many employers already provide healthcare coverage to their employees, but presently most employees pay for a portion of their insurance.  Some people elect not to purchase healthcare from their employer to save money, but they will have to have insurance under the new laws.  Other people don’t have insurance because they don’t have a job.  Proponents of the new healthcare laws argue that everyone should be able to get the care they need, but the fact is that no one can be refused care if they go to the emergency room.

If the citizens of the United States are forced to buy healthcare, then they can be forced to buy anything.  The government could realistically force people to go to the dentist twice a year or change their oil every 3,000 miles if they can force Americans to buy health insurance.  Having an individual mandate that requires consumers purchase health coverage provides lawmakers with a slippery slope to require other purchases from citizens too.

The country can’t afford Obamacare

The costs of providing care to everyone will drastically increase the costs of healthcare.  This has been well documented by several agencies.  The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) now states the new law is actually going to cost $1.76 trillion dollars to implement.  Originally they estimated it would cost $940 billion to implement, so this is a huge increase from the initial estimates of the bill.  Even at a price tag of $940 billion, the costs associated with this bill threaten to devastate the American economy.

There are numerous small business owners around the country who have stated they will have lay off employees if they are required to provide healthcare to all of their employees.  Healthcare costs are already skyrocketing because insurance companies will have to provide coverage to everyone now, and that means they must significantly raise their rates to keep up with the expected increased costs of providing service for everyone.  These costs must be passed on to the employers, and many smaller businesses are finding it is cheaper to pay the penalty for not providing insurance than to provide insurance for all of their employees.

The government fails at running the post office, social programs and everything else. 

One of the biggest issues I see is that the Government can’t run the post office, social security, or the welfare system without massive waste and frivolous spending, so why would anyone want the government running the healthcare industry?  The public schools of the USA are lagging behind many other countries, so why does anyone think that the government will do a better job of handing healthcare than the companies who have provided healthcare for over 100 years?

Why is Obamacare unconstitutional?  I believe it is simply because the Federal government cannot issue a mandate that forces citizens to buy any product or service.

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7 responses to “Why Is Obamacare Unconstitutional – Three Reasons Why the Law Should Be Struck Down

  1. christy berry

    April 7, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    if you dont have a job how in the can you pay for insurace. what is the answer to that question? how can i be forced to purchase insurance and what if you dont have it, we going to be arrested how is this going to be enforced?

     
  2. lilith

    April 17, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    Christy berry: if you would take 2 seconds to go research the bill on something besides a conservative blog, you would see that you would be required to pay a fee on your taxes.

    In florida and many other states they already “force” you to buy car insurance. on top of that, since 1989 there have been 5 mandates passed that have to do with health insurance for both individuals and businesses. when you do crazy things like research you sound like a lot less of an ass.

    I’ve been looking for a valid conservative argument for why the mandate is unconstitutional for a paper, but i can’t find one person who sounds like they didn’t spew the same vomit that comes out of the “journalists” mouths on fox.

    http://healthcarereform.procon.org/view.resource.php?resourceID=004182

     
    • succubus

      June 28, 2012 at 10:00 pm

      No one FORCES you to drive a car. If you don’t work, how do you pay TAXES?

       
    • Marcus Williams

      July 6, 2012 at 7:58 pm

      Wow lilith, I agree 100%. I have been doing my due diligence in researching reasons for this bill being uncostitunional and have yet to have found any evidence that support these erroneous facts that Fox has polluted the media with. Even once the decision was made declaring the bill Constitional, Fox still reported that the bill was overturned. Totally ludacris. Every day Fox does it’s part in trying to confuse America on the facts. I guess the facts do not really matter over on that Radical Right Wing!

       
  3. Emma

    April 21, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Does Florida force you to buy a car as well? Or is car insurance a limitation on only those who choose to buy cars? And Lilith, one more note. Contemptuous speech only persuades the weak-minded; surely you can do better than that.

     
  4. Rick Theruler

    April 28, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    “Why is Obamacare unconstitutional? I believe it is simply because the Federal government cannot issue a mandate that forces citizens to buy any product or service.”

    There is nothing in your argument that points to any provision or amendment in the constitution that maintains that it is unconstitutional for the Federal government to mandate citizens to buy products. WIthout this, your argument is flawed and has to significance.

     
  5. Tarra Scott

    May 17, 2012 at 10:03 am

    Schools are run by the states and local government, not Federal government, at least not until Bush and his textbook cronies from Texas started passing Federal mandates dictating education “standards”.

    Almost every single country that outperforms America in education and science and math tests has free universal health care policies run by the government (gasp!) and more often than will pay for part or all of their people’s tertiary education. Those countries have governments believe in their schools and teachers (and hold parents responsible for and help them give their children the foundation they need from birth to preschool to be successful in school) and don’t cut funding for them in order to pay for wars to “liberate” people who didn’t even ask to be freed (while being able to get better access to the oil and gas pipelines that *happen* to be in those countries they are invading… I mean, liberating).

    Why do they outperform our schools? Because students’ entire education is built around taking high-stakes norm-based tests and filling in circles just right and not on thinking for themselves and using their minds to problem solve.

     

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