The insurance companies wanted a personal mandate and no public option. They got both.
The health care system we now have called Obamacare is the opposite of what needs to be done. The giant mega-monster insurance companies will grow larger. The smaller insurance companies will call it quits. The pharmaceutical giants will get bigger. No competition will occur and prices will go even higher. We will continue to pay increases of 10 to 20 percent per year for our health care. And now we will be forced to buy into this.
Despite Justice Robert's opinion, I believe that Obamacare's mandate is unconstitutional. Why should anyone be forced to subsidize the medical care of others? How many people would go to their neighbor and steal thousands of dollars to pay for their own medical needs? In a free society, people should be free to plan and pay for their own health care needs.
When Obamacare was debated, free-market advocates insisted that no matter what the president promised, the laws of economics cannot be repealed. Now that it has started to take effect, the laws of economics kick in. Insurers like Wellpoint, Cigna, Aetna, Humana and CoventryOne will stop writing policies for all children, because Obamacare requires that they insure already sick children for the same price as well children. In 2014, the same rule will apply for adults. You can guess what will happen then. Insurers will simply stop writing policies.
I will work to repeal Obamacare, and work to repeal any laws that prevent true free-market competition in the health care industry. I will also work to pass laws that punish those companies that commit fraud like insuring people, taking their money and then denying coverage. Not only is that immoral, but if an individual did something like that, they could be prosecuted for fraud. Why should individuals operating under the guise as a corporation be any different.