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(Reuters) - A federal judge in Florida struck down President Barack Obama's landmark healthcare overhaul as unconstitutional on Monday, in the biggest legal challenge yet to federal authority to enact the law.
U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson, appointed to the bench by Republican President Ronald Reagan, ruled that the reform law's so-called individual mandate went too far in requiring that Americans start buying health insurance in 2014 or pay a penalty.
Originally posted by Cuervo
\Why are we the only nation who thinks encouraging insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies to drag out and prolong illnesses/treatments is a great idea?! Healthcare should never have been privatized.
Which cannot support itself and is constantly losing money. Private companies have sprung up that do a much better job.
We have socialized mail,
Which are failing our children in droves and bankrupting the localities they serve.
I am sorry, have you driven on our roads lately? The only people who truly love our roads are mechanics.
in almost every instance you could name, government bureaucracy ruins the services you tout as evidence of the superiority of socialism.
civil services, etc, etc...
I disagree. It is an awful thing.
people don't realize that we ARE socialist. And it's not a bad thing.
Most people don't believe that. Most of the people I know see the inefficiency and corruption prevalent in the other areas you mention and recoil in horror at the thought of government controlling their health care.
Why do the uneducated believe that medicine is the one area that is keeping us from being labeled "socialist"?
I agree with you here. Somehow medicine became a business. I blame the insurance companies. Before health insurance, which came about due to wage and price controls instituted by FDR, doctors cared. They made housecalls and really got to know their patients. Look at what we have now and know that government interference in the freemarket caused it.
Personally, I don't like the fact that somebody makes a profit from me not getting better which is how profit-driven medicine works.