“The Court’s decision to uphold the healthcare reform law was a pyrrhic victory for President Obama. He won the decision in court, but it will cost him his reelection, thus increasing the probability that the Affordable Care Act [ACA] will be repealed by a new administration and a new Congress.”
The court ruled that the individual mandate provision of the ACA is, in fact, a new tax to be borne by all Americans. It also struck down the provision that would force states to expand Medicaid coverage for the poor, which will drive more and more people to Federally funded insurance pools where they will get coverage at additional taxpayer expense.
“No wonder the president’s Congressional ally, Nancy Pelosi, didn’t want us to know what was in the bill until after passage. We’ve been had,” Weber said.
“But, there is still hope because the more than 60% of Americans who oppose the law will have their say in November and already the Supreme Court’s ruling has begun to galvanize the opposition.”
Within minutes of the announcement by the Court Thursday morning, the Romney campaign announced that new contributions in support of his election were coming in at an unprecedented rate, Weber explained. In addition, he noted, that within hours of the Court’s announcement, news organizations were reporting on voter dissatisfaction.
For example, the Christian Science Monitor reported that: “The tide of opinion has been running against the Obama plan – the signature achievement of his first term. Only 28 percent of Americans said that they would be pleased if the Supreme Court ruled that the health-care law was constitutional, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.”
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