Ever since Donnie Trump parked his tangerine-hued posterior behind the Resolute Desk, the dreaded Obamacare has been on the chopping block. It’s been nearly eight years since Barry Obama put a gun to every American’s head and said “pay up, pusscake.”
Even though there’s no longer a penalty for failing to stock up on health insurance, the mandate still stands. Or at least it did. A judge just gave haters of the Affordable Care Act an early Christmas gift. He’s ruled the individual mandate unconstitutional:
A Texas federal judge on Friday struck down as unconstitutional a key provision of the Affordable Care Act.
“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,” wrote District Judge Reed O’Connor in his opinion, according to CNN.
Although Judge O’Connor held the individual mandate to be “essential to and inseverable from the remainder of the ACA,” he also did not yet block the law.
Trump lauded the news in a Friday night tweet, calling for Congress to pass an alternative law that “provides great healthcare and protects pre-existing conditions.”
Boom! Another one bites the dust.
Now, I’m not some heartless monster. I’d love to see everyone with adequate health care. Though, forcing people to buy insurance they might not want is a whole other story. Obama might think shaking people down makes him look like a saint. In reality, he looks like a giant douchenozzle.
With the unconstitutionality of one of Obamacare’s cornerstones now settled, the Unaffordable Care Act is one step closer to the scrap heap. Though, if you think that’s gonna stop the left, think again. Now, they want their full socialist “Medicare for all.” As in Uncle Sam decides whether you live or die. I’m not sure if the left will ever achieve their goal of having every American’s life in their hands, but I’m sure as hell not going to go along with it.
Speaking of Medicare for all: