As much as the individual mandate was put in place for Obama Care to make sure it was funded it was also it’s demise. It was mandated that everybody had to have The Affordable Care Act if a person had no means to health insurance and not only is this unconstitutional but it never was taken into consideration that so much of the youth would say screw it and decide to take the penalty instead of purchasing Obama Care because they couldn’t afford the monthly payments. At the beginning if you recall the penalty was very cheap, I believe it started with a fine of only $99 but each year the fine got progressively more expensive by going over $300 I believe but that did not deter the young from not purchasing it. Even the IRS trying to collect the fine was all screwed up because if you were getting money back at tax time the IRS could deduct the fine from your refund but what if you were not getting a refund? The IRS surely was not going to subpoena you to appear in court it would be unfeasible just for the governments expense and time factor to even attempt it. So right there it was greatly unfair of some paying the fine and yet others getting away with not paying. Obama Care was a disaster from the beginning that it actually gave initiative to the Tea Party to go to war against it that cost Marxist Obama the House of Representatives in 2010 after only two years at the presidency. We all know the wrongs of Obama Care by now and all the times it has gone to the courts which should have been stricken down when it went to the Supreme Court where Chief Justice John Roberts saved Obama Care from being struck down by calling it a tax. It is very obvious that the Obama hood got to Roberts.
The following was posted by Brooke Singman, published by Fox News: “Congressional Republicans, after trying unsuccessfully for months, delivered a major blow to the Affordable Care Act this week by including in their sweeping tax reform bill a provision that repeals the individual mandate.”
“While that provision was overshadowed by the intense focus on what the passage of the biggest tax overhaul in three decades means for Americans’ paychecks, the impact on Obama Care could be just as significant.”
“Already, the White House is casting this as the demise of former President Barack Obama’s signature domestic policy achievement.”
“The idea behind the mandate was to make sure young and healthy customers are buying into the system, to offset the cost of taking on more sick and elderly customers.”
“Without the mandate, the future of ObamaCare as a whole is unclear.”
Now all the arguments are coming out that there will be even more people uninsured but you see that should be a persons choice, in the United States of America with our free enterprise capitalistic system if a young person does not want health insurance it should be their choice. Once again We The people will be in charge of our own health care and that’s the way our framers intended it to be.
I always said that the American people should be protected from catastrophic illness where an individually can lose a lifetimes accumulation of assets and savings but any insurance plan should be done by choice without the federal government getting involved so much so that even doctors would leave their professions because of their requirements of providing patients personal information to the government and an over abundance of constant paperwork just to feed the government. Lets hope the mess of Obama Care will bring out the best minds to develop a healthcare plan that will be functional without government interference which would only be another takeaway of our freedoms as individuals which must not happen in a free society.