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“Obama Care to the Supreme Court in 10 Days”

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posted on Mar, 15 2012 @ 11:09 AM
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In ten days, the United States Supreme Court will hear opening arguments concerning Obamas Health Care Law. Aka: Obamacare.

At the end of March, the justices are devoting five and a half hours of arguments to it. Most cases are argued for just an hour, but the weight of the case and its implications for federal power have earned it extra time, the Wall Street Journal reports. The arguments will run across three days starting March 26, with the central issue—the constitutionality of the individual mandate—set for day two.

Wall Street Journal

On the first day, justices will hear arguments over whether the whole matter should be put on hold under a law that says taxpayers must pay a new levy before they can challenge it. The third day will examine which parts of the law can remain in place if the individual mandate is deemed unconstitutional. The only federal appeals court to rule against the mandate said the rest of the law held up. Opponents say that isn't the case; the government says the law can still work, but some requirements would need to change.

The justices:
The Roberts Court, 2010
Back row (left to right): Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen G. Breyer, Samuel A. Alito, and Elena Kagan. Front row (left to right): Clarence Thomas, Antonin Scalia, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Anthony Kennedy, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg


As an Independent, I’ve always tried hard to look at both sides of any argument. In this case though, I hold firm to Americans having the right to choose other than big Gov. stepping in to decide what is right and wrong for the American people. In my opinion, I find it unconstitutional for any tax payer to have to foot the bill for those who don’t have health care. And if I want health insurance? Well that’s my business. No one should be penalized for not having it.

More and more Americans are becoming dependent on our Gov. to keep themselves afloat. I think there are some situations where maybe the Gov. should step in to help those in need IE: Children who need a lifesaving surgery, etc.., but to assist everyone who doesn’t have health care? I think not. Many Americans are lazy, and this is another example of Americans taking and not giving back. When all is said and done, someone will have to pay for all of this. Who will that be?

As we go along in this thread, I would like to discuss more on the Jurors themselves. Who are they? What are their views? What are the implications to such a law? How has socialized health care worked in other countries?

All views are up for debate…

Cheers




posted on Mar, 15 2012 @ 11:24 AM
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reply to post by Propulsion
 


I'll skip to the end for you. The ruling will be 5 to 4 against ObamaCare.

You cannot mandate that Americans buy health insurance.

When ObamaCare disappears then the dark cloud will be removed from

Americas Fortune 500 corporations.



posted on Mar, 15 2012 @ 11:31 AM
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I want Obama Care to be overruled. It may not happen 5/4 in favor of Obama Care is my prediction. The Supreme Court has been bought out by big corporations. The only reason it will be close is to give the illusion to the people that they are not corrupt.

If the Supreme Court was fair, unbiased, and stuck to the Constitution it would be 9/0 against Obama Care.



posted on Mar, 15 2012 @ 11:36 AM
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reply to post by jrod
 


Time will tell who is correct. Lets just keep a close eye on the SCOTUS.

We won't have to wait long to find out.



posted on Mar, 15 2012 @ 11:48 AM
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I hope I am wrong. We'll find out soon enough.

ObamaCare is not socialism based health care. Socialism based healthcare already exists in the US, we all pay into Medicare and only a few actually get to use it. True Socialism based healthcare would destroy the healthcare industry so it would never fly in the US with our current system in place. I would support socialism based health care because health care for profit can never work effectively, people are too corrupt and it is evil to put a price on someones life threatening illness.



posted on Mar, 15 2012 @ 11:59 AM
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Some info on the jurors part a.…

Chief Justice of the United States- John Roberts:
Incumbent
John G. Roberts, Jr.
since September 29, 2005
Style
Mister Chief Justice
Appointer Presidential nomination with Senate confirmation
Term length
Life tenure
Inaugural holder John Jay
September 26, 1789
Formation U.S. Constitution
March 4, 1789
17th Chief Justice of the United States
Incumbent
Assumed office
September 29, 2005
Appointed by George W. Bush
Preceded by William Rehnquist
Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
In office
June 2, 2003 – September 29, 2005
Appointed by George W. Bush
Preceded by James Buckley
Succeeded by Vacant
Personal details
Born John Glover Roberts, Jr.
January 27, 1955 (age 57)
Buffalo, New York, U.S.
Spouse(s) Jane Sullivan
Alma mater
Harvard University



Sonia Sotomayor:

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
Incumbent
Assumed office
August 8, 2009[1]
Appointed by Barack Obama
Preceded by David Souter
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
In office
October 7, 1998 – August 6, 2009
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by Daniel Mahoney
Succeeded by Raymond Lohier
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
In office
August 12, 1992 – October 7, 1998
Appointed by George H. W. Bush
Preceded by John Walker
Succeeded by Victor Marrero
Personal details
Born Sonia Maria Sotomayor
June 25, 1954 (age 57)
The Bronx, New York, U.S.
Spouse(s) Kevin Noonan (1976–1983)
Alma mater
Princeton University
Yale Law School



Stephen Breyer:

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
Incumbent
Assumed office
August 3, 1994
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by Harry Blackmun
Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
In office
1990–1994
Preceded by Levin Campbell
Succeeded by Juan Torruella
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
In office
December 10, 1980 – August 3, 1994
Appointed by Jimmy Carter
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Sandra Lynch
Personal details
Born Stephen Gerald Breyer
August 15, 1938 (age 73)
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Political party Democratic Party[1]
Spouse(s) Joanna Hare
Alma mater
Stanford University
Magdalen College, Oxford
Harvard University



Samuel A. Alito:

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 31, 2006
Appointed by George W. Bush
Preceded by Sandra Day O'Connor
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
In office
April 30, 1990 – January 31, 2006
Appointed by George H. W. Bush
Preceded by John Gibbons
Succeeded by Joseph Greenaway
United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey
In office
December 28, 1987 – April 30, 1990
Nominated by Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Thomas Grenlish
Succeeded by Michael Chertoff
Personal details
Born Samuel Anthony Alito, Jr.
April 1, 1950 (age 61)
Trenton, New Jersey, U.S.
Spouse(s) Martha Bomgardner
Alma mater
Princeton University
Yale University
Military service
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1972–1980
Rank Captain
Unit Army Reserve
Signal Corps



Elena Kagan:

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
Incumbent
Assumed office
August 7, 2010
Appointed by Barack Obama
Preceded by John Paul Stevens
In office
March 19, 2009 – May 17, 2010[1]
President Barack Obama
Deputy Neal Katyal
Preceded by Edwin Kneedler (Acting)
Succeeded by Neal Katyal (Acting)
11th Dean of Harvard Law School
In office
July 1, 2003 – March 19, 2009
Preceded by Robert Clark
Succeeded by Martha Minow
Personal details
Born April 28, 1960 (age 51)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Alma mater
Princeton University (A.B.)
University of Oxford (M.Phil.)
Harvard Law School (J.D.)



Clarence Thomas:

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
Incumbent
Assumed office
October 23, 1991
Nominated by George H. W. Bush
Preceded by Thurgood Marshall
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
In office
March 12, 1990 – October 23, 1991
Nominated by George H.W. Bush
Preceded by Robert Bork
Succeeded by Judith Rogers
Chairperson of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
In office
May 6, 1982 – March 12, 1990
President Ronald Reagan
George H.W. Bush
Preceded by Eleanor Holmes Norton
Succeeded by Evan Kemp
Personal details
Born June 23, 1948 (age 63)
Pin Point, Georgia, U.S.
Spouse(s) Kathy Ambush (1971–1984)
Virginia Lamp (1987–present)
Childre
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posted on Mar, 15 2012 @ 11:59 AM
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Some info on the jurors part b.…

Antonin Scalia:

Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court
Incumbent
Assumed office
September 26, 1986
Nominated by Ronald Reagan
Preceded by William Rehnquist
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
In office
August 17, 1982 – September 26, 1986
Nominated by Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Roger Robb
Succeeded by David Sentelle
United States Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel
In office
1974–1977
President Richard Nixon
Gerald Ford
Preceded by John Harmon
Personal details
Born March 11, 1936 (age 76)
Trenton, New Jersey, U.S.
Spouse(s) Maureen Scalia (née McCarthy)
Children Ann Forest Banaszewski
Eugene Scalia
John Francis Scalia
Catherine Elisabeth Courtney
Mary Clare Scalia
Paul David Scalia
Matthew Scalia
Christopher James Scalia
Margaret Jane Scalia
Alma mater
Georgetown University
University of Fribourg
Harvard Law School
Religion Roman Catholic



Anthony Kennedy:

Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court
Incumbent
Assumed office
February 18, 1988
Nominated by Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Lewis Powell
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
In office
May 30, 1975 – February 18, 1988
Nominated by Gerald Ford
Preceded by Charles Merrill
Succeeded by Pamela Rymer
Personal details
Born Anthony McLeod Kennedy
July 23, 1936 (age 75)
Sacramento, California, U.S.
Spouse(s) Mary Davis
Alma mater
Stanford University
London School of Economics
Harvard Law School
Religion Roman Catholicism



Ruth Bader Ginsburg:

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
Incumbent
Assumed office
August 10, 1993
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by Byron White
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
In office
June 30, 1980 – August 10, 1993
Nominated by Jimmy Carter
Preceded by Harold Leventhal
Succeeded by David Tatel
Personal details
Born Ruth Joan Bader
March 15, 1933 (age 79)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Political party Democratic Party[1]
Spouse(s) Martin Ginsburg (1954–2010)
Children Jane Ginsburg
James Steven Ginsburg
Alma mater
Cornell University
Harvard University
Columbia University

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posted on Mar, 15 2012 @ 12:08 PM
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I have the feeling this is going to go down much like it did for the illegal immigration laws. They will find miscellaneous items constitutional and some unconstitutional. Either way at the end of the day, we will still have Obamacare.



posted on Mar, 15 2012 @ 12:08 PM
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Originally posted by jrod
reply to post by Eurisko2012
 


I hope I am wrong. We'll find out soon enough.

ObamaCare is not socialism based health care. Socialism based healthcare already exists in the US, we all pay into Medicare and only a few actually get to use it. True Socialism based healthcare would destroy the healthcare industry so it would never fly in the US with our current system in place. I would support socialism based health care because health care for profit can never work effectively, people are too corrupt and it is evil to put a price on someones life threatening illness.


Liberals are already floating their response.

When ObamaCare gets thrown out then "OKAY!, What is the Republican answer to

the millions of Americans without health care insurance?"



posted on Mar, 15 2012 @ 12:26 PM
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reply to post by Eurisko2012
 
Like I said, I think there should be certain instances where the Gov. should jump in on health care. Like providing care in life threatening emergencies for people who do not have insurance. But if you have a cold and have to go to the doctor, that money should come out of your own pocket. NOT MINE! Some use the analogy that if you are required to have care insurance, than you should be required to have health insurance. I have a friend who hasn’t had to go to the doctor in ten years. He eats right, and is keeps himself physically fit. Should he be required to have to pay? There’s too much Gov. in our lives already, and this is another form of control.



posted on Mar, 15 2012 @ 12:27 PM
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Originally posted by Eurisko2012
reply to post by Propulsion
 


I'll skip to the end for you. The ruling will be 5 to 4 against ObamaCare.

You cannot mandate that Americans buy health insurance.

When ObamaCare disappears then the dark cloud will be removed from

Americas Fortune 500 corporations.
nnI am not so sure about this. Obama almost secured it stay with his latest appointments to the supreme court. (all in his pocket)



posted on Mar, 15 2012 @ 12:28 PM
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Originally posted by Propulsion
reply to post by Eurisko2012
 
Like I said, I think there should be certain instances where the Gov. should jump in on health care. Like providing care in life threatening emergencies for people who do not have insurance. But if you have a cold and have to go to the doctor, that money should come out of your own pocket. NOT MINE! Some use the analogy that if you are required to have care insurance, than you should be required to have health insurance. I have a friend who hasn’t had to go to the doctor in ten years. He eats right, and is keeps himself physically fit. Should he be required to have to pay? There’s too much Gov. in our lives already, and this is another form of control.



absolutely agree with you!



posted on Mar, 15 2012 @ 12:42 PM
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Has anyone considered this:

1) ObamaCare was destined for failure from the start.
And they knew it all along since it may seem so obvious
with the boondoggles already, and the legal questions.

2) Now, it gets shot down or it fails beyond repair early on.
Now, they are somehow "forced" to slowly incorporate
Medicare and Medicaid into more and more of the population.

2a) Lower the Medicare age year by year.
2b) Eliminate the Medicaid limits a few at a time.

The end result is Socialized Medicine in 10 years anyway.

Only as they keep adding new enrollees, perhaps the government
has the insurance companies underwrite some of the coverage anyway.
Hence, the government subsidizes the "policies".

Normal "as is" policies stay in place as long as people and employers can "afford" it.



posted on Mar, 15 2012 @ 12:46 PM
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Originally posted by Eurisko2012

Originally posted by jrod
reply to post by Eurisko2012
 


I hope I am wrong. We'll find out soon enough.

ObamaCare is not socialism based health care. Socialism based healthcare already exists in the US, we all pay into Medicare and only a few actually get to use it. True Socialism based healthcare would destroy the healthcare industry so it would never fly in the US with our current system in place. I would support socialism based health care because health care for profit can never work effectively, people are too corrupt and it is evil to put a price on someones life threatening illness.


Liberals are already floating their response.

When ObamaCare gets thrown out then "OKAY!, What is the Republican answer to

the millions of Americans without health care insurance?"


We already know the answer... "Die quickly!"



posted on Mar, 15 2012 @ 12:49 PM
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Originally posted by xuenchen
Has anyone considered this:

1) ObamaCare was destined for failure from the start.
And they knew it all along since it may seem so obvious
with the boondoggles already, and the legal questions.

2) Now, it gets shot down or it fails beyond repair early on.
Now, they are somehow "forced" to slowly incorporate
Medicare and Medicaid into more and more of the population.

2a) Lower the Medicare age year by year.
2b) Eliminate the Medicaid limits a few at a time.

The end result is Socialized Medicine in 10 years anyway.

Only as they keep adding new enrollees, perhaps the government
has the insurance companies underwrite some of the coverage anyway.
Hence, the government subsidizes the "policies".

Normal "as is" policies stay in place as long as people and employers can "afford" it.





Oh and BTW we have a $16 Trillion national debt and we cannot afford ObamaCare.

ObamaCare is also unconstitutional. Bummer.



posted on Mar, 15 2012 @ 01:02 PM
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reply to post by Eurisko2012
 


Yep.

But will "they" care !!



posted on Mar, 16 2012 @ 01:18 AM
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Originally posted by Propulsion

What are the implications to such a law? How has socialized health care worked in other countries?


I really do not see this as Socialized Healthcare as in other countries. Obamacare seems to be more of a Socialized Healthcare Insurance Plan.

We need to get the AMA and Big Pharma off the stranglehold over our healthcare, open up the doors to alternative treatments and care, make the licensing much more accessible to produce more doctors, maintain intense training for surgeons, and teach basic healthcare in public schools. Offset this with broader general medicinal information disclosure putting physicians in a more advisory capacity for personal informed consent for patients to select their own therapy and regimens. Make medications more widely available, and offer classes for self-prescribing controlled medicines.

The US must make great forward strides toward making healthcare affordable and accessible.


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