Saturday, May 19, 2012 3:26:11 AM
Zira: The whole bill will be throw out on it's ear because the other parts of the bill are dependent on the individual mandate.
I don`t expect you to have listened to the whole of each sides arguments in front of the Supreme Court, most people haven`t. It`s hours long, very detailed and, unless you`re very legally astute, would likely bore you to death.
It was discussed at considerable length that the bill could not stand on it`s own without the mandate and it was obvious that the `Supremes` didn`t believe that it could and thus the whole house of cards would have to fall.
Obama`s grand scheme for socialized health care is about to fail. What makes that failure even more significant is that for those 2 years he could`ve worked on and passed a budget, speaking of which we still don`t have one.
Friday, May 18, 2012 1:14:02 PM
Crakr, the bishops are whining about what insurance employees of catholic institutions can get, whether or not those employees happen to be catholic. And whether or not patients of catholic hospitals get insurance, catholic or not. It affects everyone.
The only part of Health Care Reform currently being argued before SCOTUS is the Individual Mandate, ie. get insurance or be fined for not having insurance. Which Rs were totally ok with not yet 20 yrs ago (my how times have changed). All the other stuff, like birth control coverage/ kids stay on their parent's insurance until age 26, is not being litigated.
Friday, May 18, 2012 6:29:39 AM
Uh...Mitt is a mormon and Barack is in The United Church of Christ which emphasizes the freedom of the individual conscience over adherence to creeds or hierarchical authority...As far as Catholicism it's kinda lose lose isn`t it?