Comments on: Counterparties: SCOTUS’s massive healthcare decision http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/06/22/counterparties-scotuss-massive-healthcare-decision/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: MyLord http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/06/22/counterparties-scotuss-massive-healthcare-decision/comment-page-1/#comment-40697 Tue, 26 Jun 2012 03:22:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=15373#comment-40697 My guess is they will declare the requirement to buy unconstitutional but the penalty/tax constitutional. It’s a nearly perfect way for them to get their say while not really changing anything, something lawyers love. There is a vague logic to it; government can’t compel but can motivate, and the government has nearly unlimited power to tax enshrined in the constitution and decisions to date. Yet they can say this preserves liberty, it is just that liberty isn’t free. All moot in the end but a clever way with words.

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By: SamuelReich http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/06/22/counterparties-scotuss-massive-healthcare-decision/comment-page-1/#comment-40627 Mon, 25 Jun 2012 01:50:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=15373#comment-40627 Obviously, the past system does not work the USA pays more and has worst health care, even the children who are dependent and the future workers.

You cannot create more demand without creating more supply, unless you want jack up prices. No politician said how they are going to get more good people to go to medical school or have more medical schools, hospitals, or low cost drugs.

Medicine is one of the two industries that does not work well by the profit motive. The consumers usually do not know enough, to know what is an effective buy. Also when you are sick and the the care you are not making money or have a job. If the sickness serious the drugs, fear of the sickness affects judgement. The insurance firms make money by not paying. The doctors by over billing or doing what profitable and easy for them.

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By: MrRFox http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/06/22/counterparties-scotuss-massive-healthcare-decision/comment-page-1/#comment-40572 Sat, 23 Jun 2012 04:35:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=15373#comment-40572 About this –

“Takedowns
Gawker’s amazing shredding of the NYT‘s Brant brothers profile – Gawker”

It does sort of make you want to take a fresh ethical re-look at the extermination of the Romanov family – children included.

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By: Curmudgeon http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/06/22/counterparties-scotuss-massive-healthcare-decision/comment-page-1/#comment-40560 Fri, 22 Jun 2012 22:11:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=15373#comment-40560 I think we need to change how health care is funded and provided. I understand why it’s necessary for everyone to participate. Obamacare overall is probably a good start in the right direction. But I can’t see how mandating every person to purchase health care insurance from private companies can be constitutional. If it turns out to be so, I’m livin’ in the wrong country. Congress and POUTUS really screwed the pooch on this law, and wasted a lot of time in the process.

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