Supreme Court decision makes Obamacare the central issue in the 2012 election

In a real sense, the Supreme Court did not let Obama off the hook by striking down the law.  Now he will have to defend it during the election.

Public opinion has rejected this law for two years now by about the same margin: 40% support; 55% oppose. While the Court decision may give the law a short term positive bump, the underlying reality of the costs of the program and the increases in everyone’s health insurance rates it is already triggering will eliminate any near term gain.  Ultimately, it will still be 40-55 against the law.

Remember what this law does. It requires everyone to spend upwards of 7 percent of their income on health insurance or pay a fine of several thousand dollars.  Neither is an attractive alternative for the young and the poor who are the president’s political base.

1 comment for “Supreme Court decision makes Obamacare the central issue in the 2012 election

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    July 28, 2012 at 5:08 am

    Today, I went to the beach front with my kids. I found a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She put the shell to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear. She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is completely off topic but I had to tell someone!

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