Well the first round is over regarding the Affordable Health Care Act. To the surprise of many (including the author), there is now a possibility that the whole Act could be overturned. And I might have to agree with some of the justices on this one. There are so many moving parts to the Act that hang off of each other that by deleting mandated health insurance the Act doesn’t create the necessary funding. Yet, I’m a bit concerned about the legal precedence that action would create, which could really open a can of worms for many other existing and future laws/regulations.
Personally, I didn’t have a problem with mandated insurance – that’s the only way we can make a “capitalistic” health system work. It’s similar to the German and Canadian model. The issue I had with the Affordable Health Care Act is the first word – affordable. The public was being told (implied) that health care costs would go down with this law. That’s just crazy talk. I don’t think that a universal health care plan is a bad idea, but I don’t think AHCA was the right approach.
Well, that might all be moot in a few months. I just can’t wait!