"It appears that the mandate is in trouble," writes Paul Clement after perceived Supreme Court...

"It appears that the mandate is in trouble," writes Paul Clement after perceived Supreme Court swing vote Anthony Kennedy - by his line of questioning - seems skeptical. Joe Weisenthal takes note of the sinking price of health insurers who stand to lose a big pool of customers should the mandate get struck down. AET -1.3%, UNH -0.5%, WLP -1.1%.

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  • bbro
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    When do I get the $5700 tax credit for my family in the GOP plan??
    27 Mar 2012, 01:32 PM Reply Like
  • Husky Financial
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    I don't get it... the health insurance providers are AGAINST the mandate. Forget the "large pools" of customers they stand to lose, they are more profitable now than if they had to abade by the new proposed laws. If it is struck down it is bullish for health insurance co's
    27 Mar 2012, 01:38 PM Reply Like
  • John Wilson6
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    The rest of the civilized industrialized world looks at the average US citizen’s attitude to universal health care with fascination and utter bewilderment. Your nabour to the North watches in horror that the medical industry is capable of renting politicians so cheaply.
    27 Mar 2012, 02:20 PM Reply Like
  • kcr357
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    No, our neighbors to the north actually participate in our HC industry because they can't even get sufficient treatment in Canada.
    27 Mar 2012, 03:19 PM Reply Like
  • Gary Jakacky
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    KILL the bill! No socialized medicine in this greatest of nations. We need a free market in medical care, medicines, devices, and technologies, and you'll see their prices drop like a ROCK (as they do in every other technology). We need to eliminate the FDA entirely or reduce it to advisory capacity only...who the HELL are the feds to tell ME WHAT drug I can take or what procedure I can use.
    27 Mar 2012, 02:32 PM Reply Like
  • Hendershott
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    How can it be constitutional to force citizens to buy a product from private companies that they don't trust and whose motivation is to take as much money as possible from the consumer and not to deliver health care? I don't like insurance companies. I don't trust them. They are not in business to help me, they are in business to rip people off. None of my experiences with insurance companies have been good, including my present health insurance provider. There's always some "detail" that has to be cleared up between the service provider and the insurance company and if I don't get personally involved, they walk. The latest instance was my wife had to have some skin spots biopsied. The insurance company denied the claim, saying later that they had sent a form asking about other insurance. I've had them for years. There was never a request for information about other insurance although this is the second time they've pulled the same trick and they already had the answer. So everyone will have to buy insurance from a variety of basically crooks? And you'll have to choose your own crook.
    27 Mar 2012, 04:35 PM Reply Like
  • vireoman
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    I see that WLP was down 0.36 on the day, and UNH was up 0.60. So what was the point that guy was making?
    27 Mar 2012, 08:59 PM Reply Like
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