As conservatives on the U.S. Supreme Court seemed to indicate that they have major problems with the new medical care bill’s individual mandate requiring all citizens to buy health insurance, an interesting question has come to the surface among some political pundits concerning the controversial law–was ObamaCare merely a clever ruse?
Apparently some political observers think so.
In an article today at American Thinker, Daren Jonescu articulates the point of view held by some that Obama and the Leftwing never actually wanted the individual mandate at all. The ultimate goal, says Jonescu, was a single payer system of healthcare, meaning that government would control the entire enchilata and medical insurance companies would be put out of business.
According to those who hold to this theory, Obama and the Democrats only put the individual mandate in the bill to entice Republicans to support it. Despite the fact that the notion of forcing citizens to make purchases is antithetical to the principles of conservatism, the mandate does, in fact, support private enterprise in that it would give insurance companies the central role in the implementation of the law.