Blog: Cardin Calls Supreme Court's Health Care Ruling 'The Best Possible Decision'

Sen. Cardin calls on Congress to move the nation forward.


WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) today called the Supreme Court’s decision on the Affordable Care Act “the best possible decision for the American people, because everyone now will have access to affordable, quality care and will be protected against the abusive practices of insurance companies.” 

The Senator also called on Congress to put partisanship aside and to move forward on issues such as the economy and job creation.

“Upholding the Affordable Care Act, in its entirety, was the right decision under the law for the Supreme Court," he said. "I thank the justices for setting aside the politics surrounding this debate and actually following precedent and the law.

“The Supreme Court’s decision is a win for the American people and the future of our health care system. The Affordable Care Act will extend coverage to 32 million Americans who are now uninsured; it will guarantee strong patient protections for all; it will improve Medicare coverage for nearly 50 million seniors; and it will reduce the nation’s deficit by $230 billion over the next decade.

"Before this law, every responsible American with health insurance was subsidizing the health care needs of the rest. That unfair arrangement will be coming to an end soon, as all Americans become part of a more efficient, more cost-effective health care system.” 

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TomP July 06, 2012 at 01:08 AM
As a fellow conservative, would you please define this oft used term "fair play". I know how it works in sport, but how it applies to "life" is really beyond me. When someone defines just what this thing called "fair" really is, perhpas we can work to achieve it. Until then, frankly, it is a useless concept and nothing more than a political slogan.
amdactivist July 06, 2012 at 01:11 AM
Is anyone aware that illegal aliens is covered under obamacare while they take $1/2 trillion off medicare and if your past 70.. forget it.. Are you also aware that forcing employers to cover employees will send them to bankrupcy court or out of the country? Are you also aware that it will sign on more to medicaid *the freebies* and guess who pays for it? Republicans want it repealed and leave in some of the good points and do away with disasters.. \
TomP July 06, 2012 at 01:12 AM
Gee, Paul. Thanks for the link. I think I will join.
TomP July 06, 2012 at 01:19 AM
"Faux News"? How clever. Steve I'm sure you actually watch Fox news so you know how "biased" they are. Of course, CNN, MSNBC, and the rest are really "fair and balanced".
TomP July 06, 2012 at 01:25 AM
FIFA you seem to be unaware that the insurance industry has overwhelmingly supported Obamacare for precisely the reasons you suggest. There really is no obligation for a private insurance company to do anything but maximize their profit. That is absolutely fine and how the system works best. They have no obligation to do absolutely anything else. Consequently, when they embrace this scheme as they have, it is simply because they recognize it as a great business opportunity.
de. nielson July 06, 2012 at 01:45 AM
It's role model buzzy wuzzy [[0,o]]
Buzz Beeler July 06, 2012 at 01:50 AM
You must be very proud of yourself. I guess that comment makes you feel special. A real hero, role model. Pre-K is about your speed and maturity. Do you have a baby sitter. Correction made and duly noted. Now correct your mistakes.
Adam R July 06, 2012 at 01:58 AM
I pray none of you ever have a family catastrophic illness. My family had one to the tune of $150,000 this year. We pay. $4,000 a year for 100% hospitalization. I think we paid less than $1,000 for 3 surgeries and 3 weeks stay at UMMC intensive care. Health Insurance is for the good of all, so no free riders milk the system and all pay something. I tire of hearing the spin about tax, penalty,or fee. You can call it whatever you like. If we drive we pay insurance, call that a fee, a tax, or a penalty. I call it a cost of doing the business of driving. Health insurance is the business of living. 30 million folks don't have insurance and I believe this is what the Supreme Court recognized with it's ruling.
de. nielson July 06, 2012 at 02:01 AM
lesson 2 who do you think you are demanding every one give you their names on here screen names have been used online since we went online Privacy thing .... pen names have been used by writers for centuries so stop complaining NOW
Buzz Beeler July 06, 2012 at 02:13 AM
Are you referring to the noun or adjective? There is a difference as with your geography. ____________________________________ Americas - International News - The New York Times Find breaking news, world news and multimedia on Canada and South America with news from Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Argentina, Peru and ... www.nytimes.com/pages/world/americas/index.html ___________________________________________ You should now quite a bit about bullying tactics Robert. No need to capitalize "Nut Job", it's not a proper noun. What is a "casse"? I thought your were the expert on all things including grammar. I did not refer to George Bush. I referred to MOM's comment. You have to click on the link to read the content.
Adam R July 06, 2012 at 02:17 AM
Say what you want about politicians in general but Senator Cardin is a stand up guy! He was our District 3 House of Representitve for 20 years and I conversed with him on issues on more than 1 occasion. Always found him to be accessible,knowledgeable, and attentive. I see no reason to believe he is anything less as as our Senator for the State of Maryland.
Buzz Beeler July 06, 2012 at 02:21 AM
I think you should review you fragment and re post so it conforms to some sort of standard. After reading that I can understand why you would not want to use your real name. Pen names have been used by WRITERS! Do you understand what a sentence is?
de. nielson July 06, 2012 at 02:32 AM
um you don't know what roll model and role model is so be petty as you want buzzy
de. nielson July 06, 2012 at 02:33 AM
i'll have a cheese steak on a roll model you are pathetic
Buzz Beeler July 06, 2012 at 02:46 AM
Since you want to make this an issue and brought it up in the beginning let's take a look at your sentences. First rule of thumb, the first word of a sentence is capitalize. At the end of a sentence you use as period. If you are referring to my name it is a proper noun and should be capitalized. Remember you brought this whole issue up, not me. You don't mind throwing stones but don't like it when you're are called on the carpet. I corrected my typo you just keep making the same mistakes over and over that is unless you don't know how to make the changes..
de. nielson July 06, 2012 at 02:55 AM
no no you are living in an "IM" age instant message if i want write anything proper it will written that way DUDE you want things the way you want and that is not reality
de. nielson July 06, 2012 at 03:01 AM
typo? you meant to type ROLL not ROLE MODEL thats a brain fade not typo BUSZY
Steve July 06, 2012 at 03:21 AM
"I do a lot of writing. By the way I did proof read you comment." Seriously? You have the gall to comment on other people's spelling and grammar? You are practically illiterate.
Buzz Beeler July 06, 2012 at 03:37 AM
Frank you are correct. I take responsibility for my typos. I do a lot of writing. By the way I did proof read your comment. A+. I know I have shown this illustration quite often but it is interesting. I find mistakes in every major publication out there. One of The main reasons is the lack of copy editors, who also let things get by them. This document is in house but still it was written to his editor. The Sun runs a correction box every issue. http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/exhibitions/web/woodstein/post/lewis_scan.html De. this is not instant messaging or texting. There are still rules of grammar. My name is not DUDE.
Buzz Beeler July 06, 2012 at 03:45 AM
Correction made. There is a difference between typos and the term illiterate. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typographical_error http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Functional_illiteracy
Buzz Beeler July 06, 2012 at 03:53 AM
Gentlemen it's bed time, The fun for this evenings Romper Room is over. There is one thing I don't mention too often. When suffering a cardiac arrest one tends too lose some cognitive ability. Medication along can effect these areas and often does. It is not an excuse just a reality of life.
amdactivist July 06, 2012 at 03:55 AM
adam. Cardin is a really nice guy but his voting pattern really sucks. check it out. i'm involved with immigration issues and check this out.. he votes yes for dream act that will cost taxpayers millions more then we already pay. He voted no to send troops to the border and no to re-enforce the border fence.. Check the rest of his nightmares. What they say and how they vote are often quite different. http://votesmart.org/candidate/26888/ben-cardin?categoryId=40
de. nielson July 06, 2012 at 05:23 AM
Adam R July 06, 2012 at 09:36 AM
The argument here is the Senator is no good. My argument is we need term limits 12 years as Rep and 12 years as a Senator. The problems can't be fixed till we make them all care about something else besides running for office.
Amy Leahy July 09, 2012 at 06:11 PM
FIFA, I feel so much better now that you've clarified these misconceptions. I was so stupid as to believe I actually choose my doctor…guess I only thought I did. That I don't get to decide what procedures I need…guess I imagined that too. As for number 3….personally, I don't see what the big deal is about keeping your adult children on your health insurance. My father was married with 2 children by the age of 26. And for number 6…all people will be forced to buy health insurance whether you can afford it or not. And those of us who work for a living are still paying for those who cannot pay. It'll just be a different form of robbing us.
Amy Leahy July 09, 2012 at 06:15 PM
Get out and work for Dan Bongino…get Ben Cardin out of office.
Amy Leahy July 09, 2012 at 06:46 PM
Maryland is a sanctuary state. We had to force our legislature to pass legislation to require ID for driver's licenses two years ago because illegals knew how easy it was to get a Maryland license. The problem was so widespread that other states began refusing MD driver's licenses for identification. MD also refuses to require ID for voting. Why is that? Certainly not because it's voter intimidation like the democrats would have you believe. The sad truth - as I see it - is to promote voter fraud. Now Maryland - unless it is voted down on the ballot this November - will be giving in-state tuition to illegals at our colleges and universities. Children of career military who are stationed in Maryland don't even get that benefit! Maryland IS a sanctuary state.
Amy Leahy July 09, 2012 at 06:50 PM
Eastsider you just contradicted yourself.
Amy Leahy July 09, 2012 at 07:08 PM
Ben Cardin, as a career politician is clueless about what's important to his constituents. I have no doubt he's a nice guy but he's ineffective, his voting record stinks, and the most recent correspondence I had from him about a month ago was a survey on bike trails. Seriously? With the economy in the tank he wants to know how I feel about bike paths. He needs to go and be replaced with Dan Bongino. Look him up: www.bongino.com
Bernie Trenary July 19, 2012 at 03:17 PM
So many fail to see outside of their own little bubble!


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