"Obamacare," MS, and America - Question of the Week

Vicki Health Guide July 23, 2012
  • Is “Obamacare” good for America?


    On June 28, 2012, the Supreme Court ruled that the Obamacare mandate is constitutional. This mandate requires citizens to purchase health care insurance, and if they don’t buy it they can be penalized with a tax. What the Supreme Court struck down was the part about the Medicaid expansion plan. As I understand it, this put more of the burden of paying for Medicaid on the states, and most states were already having trouble with Medicaid funding.


    While upholding the insurance mandate as a tax and not the Medicaid expansion, the Supreme Court did not tell us is if Obamacare is a good law and the right solution for America. What do you think?


    Before and after the decision was announced, I talked to people who agreed with the law, and others who did not. Some were friends and others were health care professionals.


    The Obamacare Page on ProCon.org represents current Opinions of the 2012 presidential candidates. President Obama’s opinion is from the date that bill was signed in as a law. Most of the others are campaign speeches.


    Health care is important to all of us, but especially to those of us with chronic conditions.

    So the question of the week: Is “Obamacare” good for America?


    Notes and Links:

    My previous question about Obamacare  


    Center on Budget and Policy Priorities      


    States Should Wait - The Foundry