What is the outcome going to be on Obamacare?

When the Supreme Courts ruling on healthcare comes out, what will the decision be?

Are they going to strike the entire law down, just the individual mandate or leave the law in place?

As you all know, I’m hoping they wipe the slate clean so we can start from scratch.

If it does go down, Mitt Romney will be right that the first three and a half years of Obama’s presidency have been for nothing.

“If Obamacare is not deemed constitutional, then the first three and a half years of this president’s term will have been wasted on something that has not helped the American people,” Mitt Romney said at a campaign rally in Salem, Virginia

24 Replies to “What is the outcome going to be on Obamacare?”

  1. Guest

    There is a meeting today in Pierre with a goal of qualifying for more federal money under the Affordable Care Act. The hypocrites complain but rush to take the money. Join the lawsuit, but take the money. Pass resolutions on a party line vote urging repeal, but take the money. The Governor says he hopes Romney will win and repeal the law, but he takes the money.

  2. Winston

    Obama wins! If the SCOTUS throws Obamacare out, it becomes a moot issue for Republicans and their Romneycare nominee. If the SCOTUS upholds Obamacare, then Obama is validated and Pierre Republicans can begin to collect the money from this act for the state coffers.

    Republicans need to learn how to strategize. Their 23rd Amendment prevented a third term for Eisenhower and Reagan. Their “Daschle Law” in 2004 prevents Thune from running for the Presidency and the US Senate in 2016, and their current challenge to the constitutionality of Obamacare leaves them politically impotent with a Romneycare nominee.

  3. Guest

    Pierre Replicans are already taking the money! They just don’t refer to it as Affordable Health Care Act money in the press release.

    From http://www.healthcare.gov/law/resources/sd.html

    Supporting South Dakota?s work on Affordable Insurance Exchanges South Dakota has received $6.9 million in grants for research, planning, information technology development, and implementation of Affordable Insurance Exchanges.
    $1 million in Planning Grants:  This grant provides South Dakota the resources needed to conduct the research and planning necessary to build a better health insurance marketplace and determine how its exchange will be operated and governed. Learn how the funds are being used in South Dakota here. 
    $5.9 million in Exchange Establishment Grants:  These grants are helping States continue their work to implement key provisions of the Affordable Care Act. Learn how the funds are being used in South Dakota here. 
    $613,000 for school-based health centers, to help clinics expand and provide more health care services such as screenings to students.
    $50,000 to support outreach to eligible Medicare beneficiaries about their benefits.
    $191,000 for Family-to-Family Health Information Centers, organizations run by and for families with children with special health care needs.
    $1.6 million for Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Programs. These programs bring health professionals to meet with at-risk families in their homes and connect families to the kinds of help that can make a real difference in a child?s health, development, and ability to learn – such as health care, early education, parenting skills, child abuse prevention, and nutrition.

  4. Slammer

    So…am I reading that quote from Romney right? He admits that ObamaCare helps the American people?

  5. Anonymous

    “When the Supreme Courts ruling on healthcare comes out, what will the decision be?”

    Your questions is a bit idiotic since the public does not know what the SCOTUS will decide. Not very smarty “Bill.”

  6. Stace Nelson

    Well, I can tell you what the outcome was at the SDGOP convention. The opposition of Obamacare was adopted as a SDGOP Plank. The one person that spoke up and attempted to give the speaking points that the Republican governor and Republican controlled legislature HAD to surrender our state laws and enact Obamacare via 2011’s SB 38 & 43 was overwhelmingly booed down by a large percent of the convention delegates. The amendment was overwhelmingly passed despite the speaking points which garnered only two “Nay” votes.

    Curious, why no reporting, here on SDWC, of the beautiful running of the bull elephants on Saturday at the Sioux Falls Convention Center?

    One of bull elephants left one of my favorite footprints on the platform with the new planks which requires Republican candidates and elected officials to actually read and support the SDGOP platform!

    Come on Billy! Get off yer keester and report out the resolutions and the beautiful party platform that was adopted!

    1. Fake Caveman

      “I love you brother” if rep hoffman is going to post anonymously, somebody please tell him to change his writing style and fake expressions..

    2. Fake Angus

      he was justifying dd & the republican legislature enacting obamacare and said we must continue to do so. I hear the convention delegates booed him so bad that chairman Bill had to gavel the convention down to restore order?

  7. grudznick

    Mr. Nelson is yet young, and getting wiser even in ways he does not yet understand.

    Boring convention. “Same old”, 3 people told me.

  8. Come on

    Come on, Stace. Now you are being ridiculous and showing your lack of historical perspective. I’m a fan, but you are increasingly showing a Messianic complex.

  9. Les

    SD is a state leading the way in implementing the affordable care act. Don’t give me the crap of our party doesn’t want Obamacare. We want every nickel we can get while crying about the act hoping it will be repealed to our voters delight and not having to give back all that unconsitutional money. Our retirement care system is not funded in SD and this is the easy way out.

    1. Les

      No Job, Zombies, big difference!

      Btw, how will DD continue this when it is now understood we don’t have to partipate?

      1. Job Creator

        That’s going to be a tough one for him. He wants the money. He doesn’t want a mutiny inside his own party. These will be interesting times, indeed.

        By the way, I heard that a zombie bit Chuck Norris yesterday and the zombie turned into Chuck Norris!

  10. Katzy

    For nothing?! Don’t get too excited. It was passed by lies, bribery, and coercion. It’s cost is hugely over what was stated. We won’t be able to keep our doctors and we won’t be able to keep our insurance companies if we want them. This just further divided the country and energized the Tea Party. We are on our way to serfdom under the mighty power of the federal govt. A sad day for America.

    And don’t get on your high horse that I’m denying people health care. This was never about health care. It is all about fed govt control over every aspect of our lives. Heck, it was passed as a framework with unspecified powers and laws given to the future wishes of the fed govt.

    1. Job Creator

      This has to be tough for you Katz. I can imagine that you’re waking up three or four times each night in a cold sweat in anticipation of another Obama term. May I recommend Valium – it has done wonders for me…

      1. Katzy

        No, Job, I sleep just fine. I have great faith in the common sense of the American people. I have no faith, however, in the liar in chief. (And he did lie; he expressly said the mandate was not a tax, yet his office argued that it was a tax before the Court. Also, he said he wouldn’t raise ANY tax on people making less than $250,000; say what?????) Never needed Valium; why do you?

  11. Fake anon

    …that sd republicans are conservative, unlike the rinos who run as conservatives in election years and then vote moderate-liberal in pierre..

  12. anon

    Pretty much the way Stace handles things in Pierre. He was there about two weeks before he passed judgement that his whole caucus was stupid and the legislature was corrupt.