Will We Die at the Hands of God or the Government?
Here’s Hoping that Obamacare Kicks the Bucket!
The determination for whether our country remains on track to become another country with failed socialized medicine lies in the hands of the Supreme Court. Our healthcare fate especially lays with those attorneys who are arguing the constitutional case and want our exemplary healthcare system to remain in tact, and want Obamacare declared unconstitutional.
Today, Monday, March 26, 2012, a historic three-day series of arguments begins. Justice Eleana Kagan did not recuse herself from hearing the arguments, although Judicial Watch uncovered emails showing her involvement in promoting and supporting Obamacare’s legal defense during her tenure as Solicitor General was more than she originally stated. They sent a letter to her on March 22, asking that she “ address the facts surrounding her tenure as Solicitor General and the enactment and subsequent legal defense of the PPACA (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act), as well as to provide an articulation of her reasoning behind any decision regarding recusal.”
Excerpts from Judical Watch’s letter to Justice Kagan:
Judicial Watch also understands that the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee has repeatedly requested the production or records about your tenure as Solicitor General and the PPACA, [Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act] only to be rebuffed by the U.S. Department of Justice. Requests by several U.S. Senators for similar records and information also have been ignored by the Justice Department.
However the Court ultimately rules on the various legal challenges to the PPACA, it would be extraordinarily unfortunate if the Court’s decision were overshadowed by controversy over your participation in the matter. It would leave a cloud hanging over the Court’s decision and could undermine public confidence in the impartiality and integrity of the Court as an institution.
Our healthcare is now in the hands of very competent attorneys who are leading the charge for 26 States who are challenging Obamacare and believe it is unconstitutional.
USA Today published the following Glossary of healthcare and insurance terms and their definitions that might be used in oral arguments.
A Glossary of Terms:
Adverse selection: A situation in which a health insurer is unable to recover in premiums enough money to cover the risk posed by the insured people.
Community rating: A rule that limits how much health insurers can vary premiums within a community based on age, gender, health status and other factors, in order to protect those with greater health needs from exorbitant costs.
Cost shifting: Transferring the cost of treatment in hospitals or doctors’ offices from patients without insurance to those with insurance, through higher premiums.
Guaranteed issue: A requirement that health plans accept people regardless of pre-existing conditions or other factors that could make them more expensive to insure.
Individual mandate: A requirement that people buy health insurance or pay a penalty.
Insurance exchange: An insurance marketplace for individuals and small businesses to shop for health plans that compete against each other for their business.
Limiting principle: A precedent that would prevent a court ruling from affecting other situations. Opponents of the law argue that mandating health coverage could lead to other purchasing mandates.
Pre-existing condition: A condition, disability or illness that precedes enrollment in a health plan.
Risk adjustment: A statistical calculation used to pay health plans based on the risk they have assumed. This removes their incentive to target healthier people and avoid those with greater medical needs.
Severability: The ability for a part of the law — in this case, the individual mandate — to be separated from the rest of it without rendering other provisions unworkable.
Personally, I pray for the death knell for Obamacare. This monstrosity was pushed through the democratically ruled Congress utilizing lies to citizens, back door deals, and corrupt methods such as the Corn Husker’s Kickback, and the Louisiana Purchase. No one knows who wrote it, but it was ready and waiting for the Democratic Congress. The bill remained unread in its entirety by members of Congress. Indeed, many admitted they didn’t read the bill, yet voted to pass it!
Nancy Pelosi, then Speaker of the House, arrogantly told U. S. Citizens that we’d have to read it to know what was in it. Sarah Palin warned of the existence of death panels that would determine whether people lived or died. The Left denied her allegations and ridiculed her for suggesting that death panels were included in Obamacare. We did find out because we read the bill. Obama and the Left lied, and Sarah Palin told the truth. Within the 2,471 +/- pages, it details the committee of bureaucrats who will decide if you or your family members “deserve” or get the necessary healthcare to prolong life or cure your illness, or whether you will be given a placebo or an aspirin instead of a life saving operation or drug. These unknown people, not God, will be able to kill you with their decision. Your age, fitness, illness, and cost to the government of prolonging your life will be factored into their decision. This is one of many consequences if Obamacare is not quashed by the Supreme Court.
How quickly were the DemocRats installing portions of Obamacare? As of January 25, 2011, over 6,000 Pages of ObamaCare Requirements were added to Federal Register! It passed the Senate on December 24, 2009, and a year later they had 6,000 pages of requirements readied! Contrast this with 3 years of no United States budget being passed by the Senate.
The country’s citizens responded with outrage in 2010 and got rid of many of the perpetrators who signed on to pass this boondoggle called Obamacare. They got the “shellacking“ they deserved. We plan to rid the White House of the man that signed Obamacare into law along with the rest of its Congressional signers in 2012! Citizens have their own death panels and we call it votes!
This post will keep track of news emanating from the Supreme Court as it determines the destiny of our nation’s healthcare system, and ultimately you and me. If the Supremes rule in favor of Obamacare, we can only imagine the enormous and disastrous impact it will have for many years to come on both federal and state relations as well as for all of us.
Medical Care is Between a Patient and their Doctor and our Fate is Up to God.
May the Supreme Court Take the Power of Life Out of the Hands of Government and rule Obamacare Unconstitutional!