Everyone that’s not an insane collectivist knows that Obamacare’s mandate – no not two guys going out on a date – that people have to buy insurance was unconstituitonal. The 11th Circuit Court now is on record saying that’s the facts, and that’s gonna mean Obamacare, even if you where stupid enough to believe the idiotic talking points that this boondoggle was ever going to save any money, is going to cost us all a ton:
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law suffered a setback on Friday when an appeals court ruled that it was unconstitutional to require all Americans to buy insurance or face a penalty.
The U.S. Appeals Court for the 11th Circuit, based in Atlanta, ruled 2 to 1 that Congress exceeded its authority by requiring Americans to buy coverage, but it unanimously reversed a lower court decision that threw out the entire law.
The legality of the individual mandate, a cornerstone of the healthcare law, is widely expected to be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. Opponents have argued that without the mandate, which goes into effect in 2014, the entire law falls.
The law, adopted by Congress in 2010 after a bruising battle, is expected to be a major political issue in the 2012 elections as Obama seeks another term. All the major Republican presidential candidates have opposed it.
I sure as hell hope it is a major factor in 2012. The people wanting healthcare paid by other people need to face the fact that we are out of other people’s money.