After this ruling, its legality is still debated. U.S. Congressman Scott Garrett (New Jersey) states he
The Tenth Amendment to the Constitution reads as follows: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”
The “Commerce Clause” (Article I, Section 8, Clause 3) says that The clause states that the United States Congress shall have power "To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes."
Is Obamacare cutting Medicare? The fact that the Affordable Care Act will deliver a dangerous blow to Medicare and change the fundamentals of the program is untrue. Obama is cutting funding to Medicare costs, but those cuts are a result of an elimination of a massive subsidy to private insurance companies. Another portion of cuts will affect the hospitals. They will see Medicare funding grow more slowly than before. This is touchy because it could cause providers to be less-inclined to accept Medicare patients, so access could decrease. However, if Medicare per capita spending grows faster than a rate pegged to inflation and GDP, provider payment cuts will be recommend. If Congress can’t find alternative ways to keep Medicare spending growth under the inflation or GDP benchmark, the recommendations will automatically go into effect. This too could reduce access.
Will Medicare Premiums Increase? No. That was false.http://www.dailyfinance.com/2012/07/20/obamacare-lie-medicare-premiums-will-soar/
HOWEVER Medicare is getting harder to take advantage of for some seniors who would be required to commute. Some seniors don't have the means to commute to a hospital that takes medicare.
Is the premium of health care rising or being lowered? Uhm… Yes. Both Romney and Obama were partially correct. Here is an article explaining how Obamacare affects the price of insurance premiums: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/wp/2012/10/04/how-obamacare-affects-health-plan-premiums/
Would Seniors pay $600 more for prescriptions if Obamacare were repealed? Yes. This is an accurate fact.http://www.cnn.com/2012/10/04/politics/fact-check-senior-drugs-costs/index.html
Is Obamacare going to cause 20 million Americans to lose their current healthcare? That number is cherry-picking. Romney picked a bunch of numbers and lumped them together to be misleading. The following points are from this article:http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2012/jun/29/mitt-romney/mitt-romney-says-obamacare-means-20-million-americ/
The CBO report did give that number as a high worst-case scenario number. But Romney was wrong to state that those Americans liked their insurance and wanted to keep it. The CBO stated that 3 million people will decide to abandon their employer’s insurance and go for a better alternative.
Romney also completely ignores 9 million people who didn’t have an employer plan before the Affordable Care Act but will get employer coverage after it is enacted. That is a better option than paying out of pocket.
People who may lose employer insurance have other options to include the Children’s Health Insurance Plan and Medicaid which were both expanded by Obamacare. Most experts say the reason why most companies will drop coverage will be because the employees have a fallback option that guarantees subsidized coverage.
The CBO also predicts that the number of uninsured Americans will drop from 31 million to 29 million.
Romney also acts like people don’t already lose coverage every day.