It looks like Obamacare is going to be shot down by the US Supreme Court for being unconstitutional insofar that the federal government cannot force people to buy something they don’t want; in this case, private health insurance.
The Supreme Court’s conservative justices said Wednesday they are prepared to strike down President Obama’s healthcare law entirely.
Picking up where they left off Tuesday, the conservatives said they thought a decision striking down the law’s controversial individual mandate to purchase health insurance means the whole statute should fall with it.
It was going to cost billions, and with bureaucrats crunching the numbers, you wouldn’t have wanted to be old and sick at the same time. In fact, it was pretty draconian, trampled all over individual, constitutional, and states’ rights, and actually wouldn’t have covered everybody anyway.
The US health system, despite being the best in the world, may not be perfect. However, good riddance to a bad set of laws.