I may be in the minority within the group of folks who don’t care for Obamacare, but I think the Supreme Court got it right with their 6-3 ruling this morning (June 25).
This was a crazy gambit from the folks who felt that blowing up what is in place was a solution. It’s not. Healthcare is a major mess in this country (in how it’s funded) and if the subsidies had been overturned, I feel it would have created MAJOR turmoil within the healthcare system.
So, now that this has been perceived as a win by the Administration — and many in the U.S. — it’s time to really look at Obamacare and see what is good (yes, there are good aspects of it) and what really needs to be changed to make it better. I’ve given up on any idea of getting employers out of the system — that’s tantamount to the IRS supporting a flat tax. So, does Congress have the guts to find a way to address this issue? Sad to say, I don’t think they do, and even if things turned Republican in ’16, Congress may not have the cojones to truly address healthcare.