A LTHOUGH it’s just the first phase in what will likely be a lengthy legal process, a Virginia judge has ruled against a critical part of ObamaCare.
That part is the mandate in the new law that everyone be required to buy health insurance, or pay a penalty to the government.
The judge ruled that such a mandate to purchase health insurance is unconstitutional. It was a good ruling. The federal government should not require that anyone has to purchase health insurance. If some people don’t want health insurance, that should be their right.
While there are some good aspects to parts of the new health care laws, the legislation also carries a lot of bad provisions that will eventually cause the entire health care system to become less about quality and more about money. It really doesn’t solve the problem.
This was a major blow to President Obama, who has seen his influence wane since the November elections.
But much of the president’s problem he brings on himself. He’s tone deaf and egocentric, two traits that increasingly haunt him.
His “held hostage” comment on the tax deal he agreed to with Republicans last week was terrible politics; and his ego-laden comments about this year’s Nobel Prize winner from China was very telling.
President Obama cannot make a sentence without using the word “I.” What he doesn’t seem to understand is that while he may be president, the world doesn’t revolve around him. He is not the center of the universe. He is not the great “savior” he has framed himself to be.
His inexperience is showing and Americans are paying the price.