Obamacare Is Saved Again – Next up – Crony Corporatism

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by: the Common Constitutionalist

The ruling is in and the debates have begun. It’s a great day for the left. It’s a great day for both parties. Democrats got what they wanted and Republicans now do not have to legislate. It’s a win-win.

But at least some on the right aren’t happy. Judge Andrew Napolitano’s reaction on Fox News  was stunned amazement. “What [Roberts] did was to suggest that plain, ordinary English words, which are not ambiguous in their meaning, somehow to six of the justices in the majority are ambiguous and therefore they can interpret them however they want,” said Napolitano.

“If they had followed the law, this would’ve been a very simple case. The language in the statute was very clear – and if they had interpreted the language the way it was written, the government would have lost,” said Heritage Foundations  Hans von Spakovsky.

Twila Brase of the Citizens Council for Health Freedom said that “Without the rule of law, it becomes the rule of power – all up to interpretation. Claims of intent and outside interpretations of intent will now rule, not the actual words written in the law. When we start allowing the loose interpretation of law based on after-the-fact claims of intent, the foundation of the rule of law crumbles.”

There are many more losers than winners that will come from this decision. Obviously we conservatives, who have been warning of the pitfalls lost. The American people are huge losers as they will see care decline and prices skyrocket. The rule of law lost and certainly the Constitution. We voters also lost, for its apparent that no other branch of government will stand up and challenge the black robed oligarchs.

The obvious winners include Obama and the rulers of the left. Their constituents will end up suffering mightily, but not a tear will be shed for them.
But another big winner is the mega insurance companies – the crony corporatists. IBD  asks: “Does anyone remember president Obama promising that Obamacare will create a few giant healthcare oligopolies? Well it’s headed that way.”

FiveThirtyEight  found that the stock price for the five major publicly traded Obamacare insurers, United Health, Anthem, Aetna, Humana and CIGNA, “Rose an average of 1% over their opening price by 11 AM Thursday. The bounce started at approximately 10:10 AM, right when SCOTUSblog first announced the Supreme Court’s decision. That rise amounted to a $3 billion increase in the combined market capitalization of the five companies.”

So as good as it appears these five insurance companies have it now, things are going to get a lot worse – for everyone. Large insurers have merger and acquisition fever, which will lead to little competition and thus less service.

“Insurance companies are just following the lead of hospitals since Obamacare past. In fact, the number of hospital mergers in 2014 was 50% higher than it was the year before Obamacare past,” writes IBD.

Ciarin McEvoy of IBD reported Tuesday that “health insurers are the latest to catch the health industries merger mania. Anthem is trying to take over CIGNA. Humana is being pursued by Aetna, which in turn is a target of United Health group. It could be just Anthem and United health when the dust settles.”

And I’m sure that will be great news for the consumer. Less competition is always good.

In the long-term there will be only one winner amongst the raft of losers, and that will be the government, in the form of single-payer. The script has been written and the actors are falling into line. We will end up with one or two mega insurers and the same amount of hospital corporations.

They will become “too big to fail” – so when they do, and they will, the government will be waiting in the wings to grab the reins and take them over.

And that’s been Obama’s and the socialist left’s vision all along. I wonder if they thought it would be this easy.

3 comments on “Obamacare Is Saved Again – Next up – Crony Corporatism

  1. Obama said to a gathering of cronies/coconspirators that he wanted “single payer” but would have to settle for ACA but it was all right…since it would lead to single payer anyway. He said it would just take 5 or ten years. So, yes Brent…seems he did anticipate how quickly it would destroy they existing system.

    He couldn’t build a sand castle but when it comes to destruction—he knows his stuff.

    As for that travesty called a ruling, what a boon to the “legislative branch”, huh? They’ve had their power usurped…stolen, at least the parts they didn’t just GIVE AWAY and now the standard they must meet in this new toothless and dumbed down branch is merely “intent”.

    Imagine how much time and effort and deal making that will save. All they now have to do is gain a majority who voice the same “intent” like…”we intend for everyone in America to be healthy, wealthy and wise”. Write that down, vote on and pass it (for who would not want that?), send it to Barry to sign, who then gets his bureaucrat minions busy writing rules and regs to fulfill the “intent”. If anyone objects they can run the judicial gamut all the way to the court of last resort and have John I-have-a-pen-too Roberts “interpret” based on their “intent”. They can golf and party and “junket” without interruption now…except for those irksome times they must go back to their states and lie some more to get reelected as the state’s “Party animals”.

    • I can foresee a day when the president just has “fast track” authority to go directly to the supreme court – bypassing the legislature and lower courts completely.

      • Might not even bother with courts for his dictates. They just WILL BE and challenging them would be…not recommended. Forget “fast track”. He’ll just be emperor.

        Think we can get one of those rest buttons? One that works better than the one Hillary used. Hers reset to very worst…and we don’t need any more “worst”.

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