Reason has some links.
It seems the individual mandate will now be a tax, while the law will mostly stand as it was passed and signed for now.
I still don’t see how we afford another unfunded liability, and how we insure 30 million with a good budget in mind. People who work for bureaucracies often have incentives to avoid innovation, avoid hard decisions, protect their own, and always meet the budget regardless of performance (among other things). We will be placing serious restrictions (through the tax) on many people’s freedom, in order to redistribute their tax money to others, while this tax money is funneled through a few (of course what goes on in health insurance companies isn’t lovely, and similar in many ways, but this the ACA is likely a worse evil because there are fewer alternatives, if any). This will likely increase the size and scope of government a good deal in America, and dramatically change the nature of the social contract. I’d like to think I’m consistently worried about to whom we’re giving power, why, and how such ideas will end up working in practice.
There will obviously be some winners though, and some benefits. The “ideal” and more fair, just society however, will remain forever out of view on the horizon…a promise on the lips of those with skin in the game.
My two cents, as it remains to be seen how this will all play out.
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