Kathleen Sebelius is upset, because implementing Obamacare hasn’t exactly gone her or Obama’s way. Those pesky Republicans are standing in the way of something that should have been so easy to implement, especially since the Supreme Court ruling last year that codified once and for all that Obamacare is indeed Constitutional. Here was part of Sebelius’ pity party:
“The politics has been relentless, and that continues…There was some hope that once the Supreme Court ruled in July, and then once an election occurred there would be a sense that, ‘This is the law of the land, let’s get on board, let’s make this work.’ And yet we will find ourselves having state-by-state political battles…It is very difficult when people live in a state where there is a daily declaration, ‘We will not participate in the law,’ for them to figure out whether they are going to benefit.”
Did she really think that implementing Obamacare was going to be that simple? First, we had to pass the monstrosity of a bill just to find out what was in it. And now, as we’ve been finding out ever since its inception, the legislation’s mandates, regulations and taxes are going to cripple small businesses and many doctors’ practices, raise healthcare costs while diminishing healthcare quality, raise Americans’ taxes, and much more.
But we’re just supposed to go along with it? We’re supposed to trust the same politicians who told us that in order for us to even find out what’s in the bill, we have to pass it first?
And so what if the Supreme Court ruled that the bill was not unconstitutional. That was supposed to make everybody say, “The Supreme Court says it; I believe it; that settles it?” Judges render opinions; they don’t write laws. Judges are just as capable of rendering bad, unjust rulings as congressmen and senators are of creating bad, unjust pieces of legislation. This is why we have solutions such as nullification.
Obamacare is bad even on a pragmatic level. It will ration health care in order to keep costs down. It will pick and choose who gets treated and who doesn’t based on a cost-benefit analysis. It will cause healthcare costs to skyrocket at the expense of the taxpayers. And this is what Sebelius wants to force on every state? She really didn’t think that states would fight back?
Of course, we wouldn’t even have to have a debate over nullification at all if the GOP in Congress would just repeal Obamacare already.