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  •  Now is the time for Obama to REALLY (5+ / 0-)

    mess with their minds.

    And not appeal this decision.

    Which means the mandate is gone, and there is no opportunity for a higher court (e.g., the probably salivating Roberts activist SCOTUS) to throw out the whole thing because of the mandate.

    The mandate is gone, the rest remains, and AHIP is left facing the possibility of people waiting until they get sick to purchase insurance.

    Thereby driving up costs.

    Thereby increasing the percentage of people who wait until they get sick to purchase insurance.

    Wash; rinse; repeat.

    Sooner or later the public demands the public option or Medicare for all. Which won't matter. But sooner or later the large corporations also demand an alternative to AHIP.

    In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice; but in practice, there always is a difference. - Yogi Berra

    by blue aardvark on Mon Dec 13, 2010 at 01:36:52 PM PST

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