Supreme Court and Obamacare
For a long time I've been conflicted over the issue of Individual Mandates and Obamacare. Over the years I've transitioned to a view that Healthcare should be provided to all citizens, regardless of their ability to pay, but I have never been sure of the best way to provide it. But I also believe that Free Market should be a part of any solution, followed by extra money equaling better care. Single Payer in my mind is a Big Government solution that tramples on the Free Market and its implementation in countries like Canada leave a lot to be desired.
There are other options of course that provide Healthcare for all, without being Single Payer, in Civilized countries, but I do not know which route is best.
And so with good intentions I've been supporting the principles of Romneycare and Individual Mandates as the best potential solution for the problems we face.
Now, after listening to the Supreme Court arguments today I am even more conflicted over this issue, and am much more negative towards the Mandate to buy insurance. I think the arguments/questions/points Conservative Justices made were persuasive.
What were your thoughts? Which solution would you prefer? Do you think that we have a duty to provide Healthcare to all?
I was also negatively affected by the liberal justices disinterest to looking at the constitutional problems of this Law. They seem to have no problem at all with increases in government power.
Submitted by Ender on Tue, 2012-03-27 15:53