The highest court in the land is poised to make a ruling that will undoubtedly change the face of healthcare forever. As the Supreme Court is set to bury or uphold President Obama's
presidential campaign healthcare plan, there should be one question that people should be asking no matter what the outcome is.
If the Supreme Court doesn't strike down the individual mandate portion of the plan, the component that would push families to either pay for coverage (generally with help from the tax subsidies) or pay a fine, then the question remains how are we going to be able to pay for this and will it have any positive impact. How can the plan be implemented and garner the strong results needed to turn around our broken system?
If the Supreme Court strikes down this part of the plan, then we're back to the drawing board, because this component is the heart of President Obama's healthcare plan and without it the plan can't survive (or so the pundits say). It's already a universal fact that America cannot continue down the same path with the current broken healthcare system. Estimates show that one out of every six dollars is spent on healthcare, and the results achieved with all this money are subpar. Chronic illnesses and premiums are both on the rise - while one would say that the former caused the latter, I would argue in some cases that it's actually the reverse.
While today's announcement from the Supreme Court will definitely give us an answer, unfortunately, that answer is just going to lead to more questions.