Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to Affordable Care Act

How do you feel about the Court’s decision?

  • 137

    Somebody out there want to show standing?

  • 228

    This should never have made it this far in the court system and I agree with the decision. The problem is that the original ACA was passed down party lines with no input from the other party, so naturally they wish to oppose it. The problem is, it has been in place so long that they should accept it and move on to other things. You can't just say you are against it unless you have a reasonable replacement. Just like people that constantly complain - I tell them if you have a better solution great, but don't just oppose something without a new solution or because you don't like the party that started it.

  • 174

    Obamacare was the biggest flop ever. When I needed it most, they wanted me to pay $350/mo. This was not something that helped average Americans. Speaking as one who could not afford the “Affordable Care” that this supposedly gave. And I’m sorry. But I said from the start of this BS that anything mandating us as American citizens to do “anything” or else “here’s a massive fine” is against my constitutional freedoms as a human being existing on the planet. Do whatever you want with this ACA nonsense but I will never ever accept that this mandate / fine was or ever will be a good thing. #ProtectMyFreeWill

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    Doris J.

    my neighbor's sister makes $88/hr on the computer. She has been laid off for 7 months but last month her paycheck was $15820 just working on the computer for a few hours. look at this website >>>

  • 116

    The problem I see with expanding the ACA is since we’re comparing our health insurance to that of other countries, in European countries, yes, health care is guaranteed for their CITIZENS , NOT everyone. If you’re not a citizen, their health care is expensive. So all the illegal immigrants would NOT be insured using their standard.

  • 304

    We have a Chief Justice of the Supreme Court who is afraid of court packing and thus the Democrats are not going to be as mad and hopefully not pack the court by ruling in favor of keeping OBUMMER care!

  • 41.3k

    Challenges to the ACA are effectively over by the implicit norm of the three strikes rule. Good. Let’s win the midterms so we can get control of the Senate and the House so we can finally fix the damages done to the ACA by the Republican Senators that have been dead set against any thing but employer sponsored healthcare. The pandemic has proven what a short-sighted policy that relying upon employer sponsored healthcare was. … … … The ACA was once envisioned to be modeled quite closely upon the federal employee health insurance system (not the super Congressional health care that they provide to themselves). An employee could change healthcare plans every year, with complete coverage of pre-existing conditions (although their might be delays to qualify to prevent people from jumping in and out of the plan that best suits their particular new condition) and can choose from a wide variety of National and locality health care plans with clearly defined benefits, copays and options- everything from the very expensive and very inclusive postmaster generals plan to HSA medical disaster coverage plans. The National Plans offer more services than generally available with the same plans offered through employer sponsorship because they must compete annually with all other providers available. The rates are negotiated by the government per the kind and extent of coverage offered, and the plans are all presented in a common format with last year and next year rates and details readily available. It is very effective at controlling costs and tailoring health care coverage to meet someone’s personal needs - and they can change their mind annually if they want something different or a particular vendor’s coverage seems to be lacking. … … … That is mostly what the ACA was envisioned to be, and it is a broadly proven health insurance plan developed for most non-military executive branch employees. The government does not so much provide the plans as they just harvest the plans that meet their guidelines, negotiate rates for coverage options such as limits, deductibles and co-pays, and provides a central site for people to study options and costs to find the best solutions to meet their needs. If the government would choose to subsidize basic health care for everyone under this banner, such as a lot if the preventative things that catch medical conditions before they can become life threatening - everyone could have free health care including some age specific care for children, seniors or people with chronic long term conditions. And a lot of the elective things like sore knees or surgical treatment of back disorders can be covered with paid-for health care financed by a large number of people in a pool that would want that coverage should they ever need it. This is doable and for the most part has already been done.

  • 257

    Good. Stay away from the affordable care act. Or come up with something better.

  • 41.3k

    Those claiming the the ACA is costly with limited coverage, please the history of the ACA. For nearly two years Obama made concession after concession to the Republicans, trying to get bipartisan support. After the last concession he made for Grassley, he asked him if enough had finally been conceded to finally get Senate Republican Support. Grassley said no, the Republicans would not support it no matter what changes were made. This is an example of the obstructionist party’s tactics of rope-a-doping legislation they do not like without ever having to publicly declare their lack of support for legislation broadly supported by the electorate- just like they are doing now. After Obama pushed the legislation through, Republicans continued to gut it by challenging the temporary provisions made to get it started and blocked any of the legislation to improve and/or make temporary provisions permanent. … … … So, if you want to punish those who gutted the ACA as a political tactic to keep the Democratic Party from getting too many political points, I suggest you join the movement to excise Republican Senators for this and the many other tragedies that are all on them. I have trouble finding anything that the Republican’s have sponsored all on their own that benefit the American people unless those benefits were spin offs from legislation designed to support the donors or themselves. I can’t count high enough, the number of things that they have sponsored which has harmed the people or the country just to support their lust for political power, the perks of office and their dark money benefactor’s sponsored gravy train to buy Republican political influence to support the donors interests.

  • 6,787

    Good. We deserve better. We deserve Universal Healthcare that is not dependent upon who you’re employed by, what family you’re born into, or who you’re married to, like every other modern nation in the world. Instead we spend our time and energy defending an expensive, broken system.

  • 398

    Thank you Jimk. I have just as much admiration for your posts. They are always well thought out and always worth my time. I learn a lot from your posts and it's easy to see why you have so many followers.

  • 1,085

    Looks like all of that defending and praising of Beer Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Island were for nothing because they both just ruled with the “Libs” to save Obamacare! It’s time for CONservatives to finally admit defeat and accept Obamacare as the law of the land! So much for all that court-packing.

  • 1,099

    So glad to hear that the ACA will be able to continue saving lives

  • 169

    I’m glad the Supreme Court didn’t take millions of Americans off their insurance coverage in the middle of the pandemic. I’m also glad that it remains in tact so improvements can be made.

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  • 39

    The law is literally unconstitutional simply by the origination clause. Screw standing.

  • 409

    No one can't afford Care Act..🤢😡🤮🤬

  • 169

    I’m glad the Supreme Court is not going to remove mIllions of peo

  • 1,741

    trumplicans don’t like the ACA because a black POTUS signed it into law. They’ve tried over 2,000 times to get rid of it despite the fact that it would leave many with no coverage. The ridiculous element to the trumplican’s desire to get rid of the ACA is that they have no proposed replacement.

  • 349

    in my opinion, the Court did a great job for the American people by this Decision. Now, something will need to be done about the high cost of health care. Fifty years ago, one doctor and one nurse ran a hospital. No one went bankrupt when a major illness struck because if the family could not pay, a charity showed up that would help out. Now, if someone is sick a whole team of healthcare members shows up to help. The problem is that all those team members get paid big bucks! I guess for now, people need to be thankful for all we have.