Wednesday, June 27, 2012
The Affordable Health Care Ruling
So, tomorrow is the big day. We'll find out whether all or parts of the Affordable Care Act are constitutional, according to the Supreme Court.
Republicans are rubbing their hands with glee because pundits are predicting that the Supremes will overturn most or all of it. For conservatives, this decision is not about whether or not a terribly broke system is repaired or improved. If they cared they would have have something workable in the wings and ready to implement. But they don't. No, for conservatives it's just another opportunity to declare victory, point fingers at Democrats, who are once again leading the way and trying to improve things, and laugh and chuckle while Fox News blares in the background and Rush Limbaugh cheers them on. That's been their world since 2008.
However, we must and we will respect the opinion of the Court.
While Republicans cheer and throw high fives, Americans will lose the benefits that the act provides. How appropriate that the same folks who boo gay soldiers, applaud the deaths of the uninsured, mock those with Parkinsons, and clap for executions will be relieved that affordable healthcare in this country will once again be unattainable for many people. It should not be surprising to anyone. It isn't to me.
If the Affordable Care Act is ruled unconstitutional tomorrow, Democrats need to get back to work and find solutions that will benefit the American people.
Why? Precisely because no one else is interested in doing it.
Posted by Rick at 10:46 AM