the staff of the Ridgewood blog
Ridgewood NJ, Senate Democrats made the Affordable Care Act the centerpiece of their effort to block the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Monday, portraying her as a threat to the landmark health care law passed more than a decade ago.
The silly fear mongering hits the media ,”As the U.S. Supreme Court hears the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act, health coverage for 800,000 New Jersey residents is at stake.”
The assumption of this latest stupidly is that there are no alternatives ,which their are many if the state of New Jersey would open up the healthcare markets.
As a reminder the Supreme Court, in an opinion written by Chief Justice John Roberts, upheld by a vote of 5 to 4 the individual mandate to buy health insurance (Obamacare) as a constitutional exercise of Congress’s taxing power. In Other words it’s a tax , not healthcare .
The only people who promote Obamacare are people who have union or corporate gold plated health insurance, or people who get Obamacare for free.
The middle class had their health care taken away and replaced with a tax with huge deductibles that made policies economically infeasible .
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor Jonathan Gruber suggested that many lawmakers and voters didn’t know what was in the law or how its financing worked, and that this helped it win approval.
“Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage,” Gruber said. “And basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really, really critical for the thing to pass.”