ObamaCare all or nothing

March 28, 2012

As I speculated might happen in a comment to an earlier post, it appears the SCOTUS is not interested is picking through the 2700 pages of Obamacare to see what might be saved.

According to comments reported in the LA Times Kennedy and the 4 conservative judges have indicated that they don’t think it reasonable to keep any part of the law in the event the mandate is found unconstitutional.

The money quote from Kennedy “it would be an “extreme proposition” to allow the various insurance regulations to stand after the mandate was struck down.”

7 Responses to ObamaCare all or nothing

  1. Evan3457 on March 28, 2012 at 10:14 am

    60/40 for the Supreme throws up its hands and says we can’t do anything with this mess, it stands, and Congress must fix it.

  2. satted on March 28, 2012 at 10:24 am

    I wonder how Social Security will be protected…

    As a reminder to all, these arguments are not new… remember the dialog for the New Deal?

  3. ATTILA on March 28, 2012 at 10:51 am

    When it comes to severability, SCOTUS has four options, all bad:

    What’s wrong with # 3 ???

  4. ATTILA on March 28, 2012 at 10:52 am

    satted on March 28, 2012 at 10:24 am said:
    I wonder how Social Security will be protected…

    That socialistic ponzi scheme should never have been allowed to stand.

  5. bobo on March 28, 2012 at 11:22 am

    Don’t worry Attila it cant last much longer.

  6. anonymous un-RINO on March 28, 2012 at 11:33 am

    The SC cannot throw up its hands. They have to faithfully respond to those who have approached the bench requesting a decision… with no hands thrown upping allowed. Maybe there’s a way for them to write up their hand throwing in legalese, but then they’d be a laughingstock, and they don’t want that either.

    These guys read the papers, and they know ObamaCare is extremely unpopular. The SC’s reputation as an institution is not endangered if they dump ObamaCare. If anything, it is enhanced, so the honorables have every reason to take the boldest supportable position, knowing the public will support it.

    I say it still may go 7-2 for dumping the mandate, and perhaps 5-4 or even 6-3 for dumping all of it. It all goes, imo.

  7. Evan3457 on March 28, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Geez, I sure hope you’re right, un-RINO.