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How Democrats Might Feel The Morning After Supreme Court Ruling On Health Care Law

June 23, 2012

From the column to appear Monday written by E.J. Dionne.

If the Supreme Court “throws out all or part of the law now popularly known as ‘Obamacare,’ we will need a fearless conversation about how a conservative majority of the court has become a cog in a larger right-wing project to make progressive political and legislative victories impossible. … The [Affordable Care Act] is the victim of a vicious cycle: Obamacare polls badly. Therefore, Democrats avoid Obamacare, preferring to talk about almost anything else, while Republicans and conservatives attack it regularly. This makes Obamacare’s poll ratings even worse, which only reinforces the avoidance on the liberal side. … Were the health care law to be eviscerated, those who battled so hard on its behalf might draw at least bittersweet comfort from what could be called the Joni Mitchell Rule … ‘you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone.'”

2 Comments
  1. windy33 permalink
    June 23, 2012 10:07 PM

    as soon as parents can no longer keep their kids covered to age 26 there will be some reprocusions from this for sure. plus those that now have health coverage will lose it.

  2. June 23, 2012 3:54 PM

    I believe that the American public will feel that way,even before the majority of the bill comes into play. I also believe that it is just an invitation to most employers to cut or discontinue health care to their workers. The Republicans cry that the employers cannot hire because they don’t know what their responsibilities are to employees’ healthcare. Well, soon they will know, and the drumming of the unions will verify, that they have NO responsibility for the healthcare for their workers… And the cycle continues with even more Americans without health insurance.. Now I join the chant..don’t touch my Medicare, that I have had for 5 months. But I know where it comes from…The United States government working with their citizens for the well-being of seniors… And I thank them.

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