Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Cynthia Davis: Charity care is preferable to Obamacare

(From former Rep. Cynthia Davis, R-O'Fallon, now an internet talk show host)

In a short time, Obamacare will be back in the news. The US Supreme Court is about to announce its OPINION on whether the national government can subsidize medical insurance for people living in states that did not meet the criteria in the Obamacare law.

The Court is in an interesting position and even the best pundits are having trouble coming to a consensus on what to think. If the Court rules that all citizens of all states can get the money, they would be inventing rules in the law that don't exist.

Some of the Supreme Court Justices have been acting like they are forming their own Constitutional Convention every year as they mutilate the Constitution with many of their opinions. How many more spins and twists will it endure before it is meaningless?

The only way for the Court to preserve its last shred of integrity would be to force Congress to live with the actual law it passed. The US Congress can pass a new law any time it wants to do so, and that is the proper remedy for this crisis. In a sports game, the umpiresshould not have a goal of trying to help one side win and the other side lose. The goal needs to be fairness and honor that results in respecting the rules of the game.

If the Court rules that the literal provisions of the law do not allow the subsidies, the foundation of Obamacare will dissolve. It cannot survive without another act of Congress. The federal subsidy component is at the heart of the law.

Without the government "making up the difference", the harsh economics of regulations and mandates will inflate premiums beyond what would be a reasonable value or appealing to most consumers. Those who actually need medical services would realize their
insurance premiums and medical expenses were more tolerable and the charity care was more available before Obamacare.


Anonymous said...

I swear, this woman spews nothing but garbage. If subsidies disappear, many Missourians will suffer. All because our Republican led state government won't approve medicaid expansion. If the GOP has a better plan, well by all means whip it out. That being said, it doesn't appear that they do. The GOP is just as worried as the Democrats, about subsidies disappearing, because they'll have to explain their lack of a back up plan to their upset constituents.

Anonymous said...

I agree with "anonymous 10:06 AM"

Anonymous said...

by all means whip it out.

It's never ever a good idea to say this to a family values Republican!

I do support the point of your post too.

Anonymous said...

I think the headline is misleading given the content of the Davis comment.