The Supreme Court’s conservative judges obviously do not like the insurance mandate that is the center of President Obama’s healthcare law, and they are clear with the fact they plan on striking it down as unconstitutional.
Justice Anthony M. Kennedy is the only swing vote for this decision, but he seems to be on the fence and not sure about its legality.
The Constitution puts limits on federal power, and those limits would be gone if authorities could require the purchase of healthcare.
Yes, there are times when motorists and citizens would need emergency services, but those without insurance already find ways to pay for it now.
However, if we would be required to pay for healthcare, then we should be forced to pay for cell phones too, since those have proven themselves necessary over the years; do they not also count as an “emergency service?”
Since it seems it will not pass, in order to make “everyone pay their fair share,” as Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg argues, taxpayers’ money should not go towards unpaid hospital bills. It is not my responsibility to pay for Joe Schmoe’s emergency bill if he does not have the funds.
Who pays for my emergency bills? I do. Taxpayers do not pay for my injuries and operations, so why should I have to pay for everyone else’s?