U.S. Supreme Court

Sunday, June 28, 2015 – 10:30 a.m.

Set aside all the hubbub.

The Supreme Court of the United States did the Republican Party a huge favor this week.

Gay marriage is a constitutional right. Dispute settled.

Finished.

Done!

It’s no longer a presidential campaign issue. The answer from any candidate should be: “It’s settled law.”

But of course some of the 2016 GOP contenders will put foot in mouth and be show the exit door.

Next we have the ruling on Obamacare. It’s the gift that keeps on giving.

The nations highest court ruled that subsidies paid to people who enrolled in the federal exchange, known as Healthcare.gov, are legal under the law passed by Congress.

Good!

First. The inept GOP leadership has no substitute plan, or fix, to the problem addressed by the decision in King v. Burwell. They have no replacement for Obamacare.

Second. We’ve been saying it for more than a year. The Affordable Care Act will continue to devastate the Democrat Party.

Health insurance premiums continue to skyrocket, with double-digit increases once again slated for later this year. High Coinsurance has rendered any type of purposeful utility of the vast majority of exchange-purchased coverage non-existent.

The bulk of the enrollment’s in Obamacare fall into the Medicaid category. Meaning those obtaining coverage are essentially indigent, or have income at or near the poverty level.

If anyone believes that people have forgotten about being thrown off their plans, or being forced to change doctors, you can forget it. Data also shows The Affordable Care Act did nothing to slow the rate of increase in healthcare costs. Consumers continue to figure this fact out everyday.

Let’s not forget about the increase in IRS penalties currently in effect for the current tax year.

We’ll just have to wait and see just how much the GOP leadership, which always seems to have trouble finding its way out of a paper bag with a flashlight, blows this opportunity.