5 stages of Obamacare « Don Surber

March 31, 2012

Two years ago, liberals rammed an unconstitutional health insurance bill — Obamacare — through Congress without a Republican vote. They libeled opponents as racists and touted a new age in Washington. James Carville said Democrats would rule for 40 years. But the public hated the law and voted Democrats out of the House. Now the Supreme Court will vote 6-3 to nullify this unconstitutional attack on our liberty.

The spin from Democrats is hilarious. The liberals will go through them all: Denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.

First, denial.

via 5 stages of Obamacare « Don Surber.


‘Super losses’ in US healthcare on the rise | Hiscox Corporate

March 31, 2012

The overall cost and frequency of so called $50m plus ‘super losses’ in the US healthcare insurance sector are on the rise according to specialist healthcare insurer Hiscox. Despite the clear benefits of the implementation of quality and patient safety measures, the large losses keep on getting larger with, in the last two years alone, juries awarding well over $1bn in total damages for just seven medical liability cases.

via ‘Super losses’ in US healthcare on the rise | Hiscox Corporate.


A Lose-Lose Case | The Weekly Standard

March 31, 2012

If Obama-care falls, it will be a devastating rebuke to the president. The crown jewel of his presidency will have been repudiated as unconstitutional. His pretensions of uniquely knowing how to get things done in Washington will be shattered. Obama will be a diminished political figure. He will become a lesser president, far from the top ranks where he has envisioned himself.

The opposite is true if the Court upholds Obama-care. Obama will be able to crow that he has succeeded where presidents over the past century failed. He has brought about universal health care coverage. He has counseled hope and brought about change. Republicans will be demoralized.

via A Lose-Lose Case | The Weekly Standard.


Could defeat for Obamacare mean victory for Obama? – The Washington Post

March 31, 2012

Already, the talking points for a war on the high court are being put in place by organizations such as the Center for American Progress. The story line is simple and potentially effective: From Bush v. Gore in 2000 to the Citizens United decision in 2010 to the possible Obamacare ruling, the Supreme Court puts politics above the people in the name of the Constitution.

via Could defeat for Obamacare mean victory for Obama? – The Washington Post.


If the Health Care Mandate Goes, the Commerce Clause Might Follow – NYTimes.com

March 31, 2012

Of course, the Supreme Court could reverse decades of its own jurisprudence and fundamentally redefine and limit the power of Congress to regulate interstate commerce. But conservatives should be careful what they wish for. The commerce clause was a response to the chaotic and often conflicting state regulations that hobbled the nation under the Articles of Confederation. Its interpretation over the ensuing two centuries has wisely reflected the growing nationalization and globalization of economic activity and, by doing so, has promoted economic growth.

via If the Health Care Mandate Goes, the Commerce Clause Might Follow – NYTimes.com.


SBC Analysis: The Fiscal Impact Of The President’s Health Spending Law – Budget Background – Research – U.S. Senate Budget Committee

March 31, 2012

A complete and honest assessment of the ten-year cost of the president’s health care bill would include a full 10 years of spending under his plan starting in 2014. Adding up CBO’s estimates for the different provisions in the bill, the president’s health care law will amount to at least $2.6 trillion over a true 10-year period (from FY2014–23)—not $900 billion.

via SBC Analysis: The Fiscal Impact Of The President’s Health Spending Law – Budget Background – Research – U.S. Senate Budget Committee.


Sessions: Health Law’s Unfunded Obligations More Than Double That Of Social Security – Press Releases – Media – U.S. Senate Budget Committee

March 31, 2012

U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Ranking Member of the Senate Budget Committee, spoke on the Senate floor today to share the Committee’s finding that the president’s health law will grow our nation’s unfunded liabilities by $17 trillion beyond our existing obligations, putting current entitlement programs in much greater jeopardy. The new $17 trillion unfunded obligation is more the twice Social Security’s $7 trillion unfunded obligation, and represents a modest estimate based on the administration’s own optimistic assumptions.

via Sessions: Health Law’s Unfunded Obligations More Than Double That Of Social Security – Press Releases – Media – U.S. Senate Budget Committee.


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