Affordable Care Act
That’s how the Wall Street Journal described the second Supreme Court ruling to uphold the Affordable Care Act, as written.
It’s not really news anymore that signup for healthcare as promised and touted by the president has hit another glitch. But that it did on deadline day generated at least some headlines.
Or put bluntly, the government mandate to violate your conscience.
No one knows yet just how much worse this is going to get.
The dis-ease is getting worse.
Like ‘How is this going to work when it gets implemented?’
This whole government shutdown and funding stalemate is sheer politics and lack of reason.
There may be a lot of people and issues causing the deep divide in government, but this is one few are talking about.
The basic mandate that employers with religious objections to the HHS contraceptive coverage still have to comply or pay punitive fines still stands. The latest fig leaf changes little, but it took a few days to wade through the dense and convoluted legalese the government issued to essentially say ‘we’re not willing to budge, more than an inch.’
Had President Obama lost the election, it would have been eliminated and replaced by new healthcare reform. But his win doesn’t assure that his signature legislation will survive intact.
So now that President Obama has won another four years to fundamentally transform America as he promised in 2008, running to retain that office on the simple premise that he wanted to go forward, the question which should have been answered in the campaign but wasn’t even asked, now looms: To where and what are we headed?