Yesterday, the Department of Justice affirmed a ruling by the district court which maintained that Obamacare is a direct violation of the Constitution, according to The Daily Caller News Foundation.
Everything You Need to Know
The individual mandate of the Affordable Care Act was originally cited as unconstitutional by Judge Reed O’Conner in December 2018. This came after the GOP managed to partially repeal Obamacare in 2017. Democrats and supporters of Obamacare have, of course, attempted to contest the aforementioned ruling in the courts; however, the affirmation from the Justice Department serves as a major victory for Republicans.
An excerpt from Judge O’Conner’s writings regarding the Affordable Care Act reads as follows:
“Individual Mandate can no longer be fairly read as an exercise of Congress’s Tax Power and is still impermissible under the Interstate Commerce Clause — meaning the Individual Mandate is unconstitutional.”
The Flaws of the Individual Mandate
At the end of the day, there were many awful components of the Affordable Care Act. The worst one of all ultimately boiled down to the individual mandate which forced Americans to buy healthcare which was unwanted and unaffordable in so many scenarios.
Now, supporters of Obamacare maintained that this type of socialized healthcare was good for Americans…but was it really?
Countless people were forced to purchase healthcare which did not suit their needs.
Countless people were not able to foot the bills which came as a result of Obamacare.
Countless people lost healthcare systems which worked for themselves and their families.
Countless people opted to pay the penalty fee rather than purchase Obamacare.
So what does this really say about the Affordable Care Act and how the American people perceived it? If Obamacare was so great for the country, the government would not have had to force it upon citizens. All in all, the Justice Department made the right call.
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