By Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist
On June 28th with the passage by the U.S. Supreme Court of the president’s health care law, the stage was set for a major battle in November, one that could bring the entire administration down.
Chief Justice John Roberts notably said, ” We do no consider whether the act embodies sound policies. That judgement is entrusted to the Nation’s elected leaders. We ask only whether Congress has the power under the Constitution to enact the challenges provisions.” In other words, if we the people continue to elect losers instead of leaders that is the problem of the electorate not within the purview of the Supreme Court.
U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) on Thursday said the U.S. Supreme Court decision on health care as “critical to reducing the number of Americans who go without health insurance. The state exchanges will be up and running in 2014, and I am gratified they will have an opportunity to help Californians and drive down soaring health care costs.”
Again Feinstein has been caught asleep at the wheel as many of the Nations Governors will not be joining these state exchanges. Many states will choose to use the Tenth Amendment to nullify ObamaCare completely as a number of already done so.
Apparently Mrs. Feinstein is unaware that the recent increases in health care premiums is the direct result of the uncertainty of how this law will hurt the bottom line for businesses, large and small.
Factually she is incorrect as the CBO estimates that 27 million Americans will still remain uninsured.
Elizabeth Emken, who is gathering the steam, recognition and money is likely to topple the 79 year-old Feinstein in her pursuit of a 5th term . Elizabeth Emken has promised to vote to work with other Republicans to repeal Obamacare.
Following Obama’s lead, “Democrats like Dianne Feinstein, lied about the cost of Obamacare, then stole from Medicare to justify the initial price tag,” Emken said. “Now they are attempting to steal from core institutional programs at the Centers for Disease Control that support programs for the disabled to cover up the ballooning cost. That’s not just shady politics, it’s just plain wrong. And now the Supreme Court ruling has brought Obamacare’s hidden taxes to the light of day.
There are seven new taxes hidden within Obama Care that truly boggle the mind. This is just one more reason I’m asking you to join my team, Team Emken and make it a certainty that Dianne Feinstein will be home in time for Christmas and will unlikely bother to come back to Washington to watch President Romney take his oath of office.
Feinstein defends the program as already helping Californians.
“Many positive benefits of the law have already gone into effect,” Feinstein said, “including provisions that allow children to stay on their parent’s health insurance plan until age 26, prohibit insurance companies from denying children health insurance based on a pre-existing condition and prohibit insurance companies from canceling coverage because of an illness such as breast cancer. Millions of Americans will continue to benefit from these insurance reforms.”
Of course she neglected to mention that the large health care insurers like UnitedHealth Group Inc, the largest health insurer by market value, announced on Monday its intention early to preserve some of the provisions that have already taken effect. Rivals Aetna Inc and Humana Inc. made similar pledges later in the day. The outcome of the Supreme Court’s decision would not have been a factor.
Feinstein said she realizes that “passage of health care reform was extremely controversial. But we cannot forget that insuring fellow Americans and driving down the exploding cost of health care spending in this country is a national emergency. Even with this favorable decision from the court, our work reforming the insurance market and expanding access to health care continues.”