Ron Paul: Americans Will Opt Out of Obamacare with or without Congress

Congressman Ron Paul issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold most of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

“I strongly disagree with today’s decision by the Supreme Court, but I am not surprised. The Court has a dismal record when it comes to protecting liberty against unconstitutional excesses by Congress.

“Today we should remember that virtually everything government does is a ‘mandate.’ The issue is not whether Congress can compel commerce by forcing you to buy insurance, or simply compel you to pay a tax if you don’t. The issue is that this compulsion implies the use of government force against those who refuse. The fundamental hallmark of a free society should be the rejection of force. In a free society, therefore, individuals could opt out of “Obamacare” without paying a government tribute.

“Those of us in Congress who believe in individual liberty must work tirelessly to repeal this national healthcare law and reduce federal involvement in healthcare generally. Obamacare can only increase third party interference in the doctor-patient relationship, increase costs, and reduce the quality of care. Only free market medicine can restore the critical independence of doctors, reduce costs through real competition and price sensitivity, and eliminate enormous paperwork burdens. Americans will opt out of Obamacare with or without Congress, but we can seize the opportunity today by crafting the legal framework to allow them to do so.”


  • Citizen

    Opt OUT!
    The penalty tax will be relatively low to start with… but as the government starts “spreading the wealth” it will have no choice to raise the penality ever higher until we all become TAX indentured slaves of the state.

    The healthcare plan will essentially force tens of millions of American citizens to become Tax Evaders…. living off the grid and bartering for life’s essentials.

    This is a sad fact, but we’ve finally come full circle,
    King Obama has created Taxation without Representation

  • Citizen

    This 2700 page law, will become a 27 thousand page bureaucratic tangle of regulations that will make Health Care SLAVES of us all.

    The fact that we can’t afford any of this monstrosity makes little difference to the Marxist Liberals who are financially retarded and economically clueless.

    This “law” is simply another means to shackle the medical professional and their customers!

    Freedom Lost!

  • French Canadian

    Dear American,

    Yes, I’m talking to you – the “real” Americans out there. Americans have a White European background and they believe in the concept of Ango-Saxon Civilization.

    I am not addressing the rest of you.

    Dear American,

    You are witnessing the willful destruction of your Republic that your forefather risked all – so that you might have a chance to live in freedom.

    If you notice – your government has been taken over. Initially it was done by foreign J**ish “bankers”. They literally bribed their way into power.

    Now you are really seeing the results of their work.

    They literally seek to control the entire world.

    The International J** is opposed to “Nationalism” – unless its J**ish Nationalism. Zionism is J**ish Nationalism.

    Zionism seeks to literally “control the World”.

    Their plan involves deconstruction of your society.

    Your society was centered on the Family. From there, Families merged into Communities. From there, Communities merged into a Nation.

    As you have already seen, a Nation cannot stand when different Communities within are competing for scarce resources. The underperforming Communities will always blame the higher performing Communities for their own failures – and conflict results.

    Part of the Communist ideology is to make everyone “equal”…………except for the ruling J**s – who will decide your fate.

    This is the lesson of history.

    They J**s intend to flood your country with MASSIVE numbers of non-Whites who are very easily led toward J**ish Communism. If you allow the J**s to continue their evil deeds – your “country” will consist of a majority of non-White Communities. This does not bode well for your children’s future.

    Just take a look at South Africa and the massive number of murders of White people there.

    This Obama Care fiasco is designed to make you PAY for the health care of ILLEGAL ALIENS. The flood of which will just increase – so long as the J**s control your government.

    In short order – you will be impoverished.

    Time to wake up and smell the coffee.

    • William

      Dear French Canadian,

      While your right to free speech is protected by the constitution, the right to abuse the freedom of others is not. I find your hate-speech ridiculous and distasteful. While there might be some facts in what you say, they are colored and tainted by your hatred of others. That has no place in a free society. You sound more like a paid rabelrouser, posting your hatred here to frame true constitutionalists as “haters” rather than seekers of liberty.

    • Citizen

      Hi Frenchie Can,

      I, and most “Americans” would agree, that your Jew hating rants are….
      simple minded biggoted race baiting venom speech.

      Do you have anything “constructive” to say?

  • French Canadian

    15 Reasons Why The Obamacare Decision Is A Mind Blowing Disaster For America


    “You can almost always count on the Supreme Court to do the wrong thing. In fact, just about every major decision by the U.S. Supreme Court over the last 40 years has been bad for America.

    Many were hoping that the Supreme Court would strike down Obamacare, but the truth is that we all should have known better than to expect them to get something right.”

  • Scott R

    How can Obama say his priorities are balancing the budget when Obamacare will cost 500 billion?

    The truth is, no matter what side you are on for the health care debate, we can not afford Obamacare. If the US fails, all the differences between the democrats and republicans will not matter anymore. There won’t be a country left to debate policy over folks!

    That is why Ron Paul is a genious- you’ve heard him say on many many different issues that it is a STATE issue. When it comes to our currency, foreign policy, entitlements we need the government to be conservative. That leaves more money in the states for them to do whatever- keep it private or go public with out the overhead of having the FED involved.

    When you give all the entitlement powers to the same entity that controls our currency that is a serious issue folks. The lobbiests are now in control of our health care instead of us. What’s preventing the government from printing more money to pay bills? Are you comfortable with that???

    We need to come together and support Ron Paul, and if not Gary Johnson.

  • joust

    I wanted to know where the real crazies are. This looks like the place.

  • robin

    A good example of the quality of care in store for us is what you get when you belong to Kaiser Permanente. Substandard doctors and a feeling like you are on an assembly line. I personally go to alternative doctors who treat you holistically without harmful drugs and empower you to take care of yourself instead of being dependent on a doctor. The question remains will they have alternative care as a main part of the insurance for those of us who don’t go to allopathic physicians-there are many of us in this country? As it is now, very little is covered because it does not meet with the AMA’s criteria. An MD I go to who practices integrative medicine/acupuncture and has helped restore the health of so many people, lost his hospital privileges because of his unorthodox approach. It is so unfortunate that people have not done their homework that this will not benefit our quality of life, but instead will lace the pockets of the insurance industry and big PHARMA industry and of course the power elites that control it. I feel the same about the insurance industry as a whole-ripping you off. It’s the reason we don’t have a cure for cancer because it has been repressed as well as so many other areas unless it makes a huge profit for these folks and keeps us sick.

    French Canadian you are right that this is their way to force us to get vaccinated and then who knows what is really in these(mercury, viruses, etc). I’ve heard Obama say how he wants everyone inoculated. Next, they will try to put the alternative healthcare providers out of business by banning natural remedies which they did when both parties passed the Food Safety Bill. I’m disgusted with our “liberal” representatives in my state who don’t seem to have a grasp on the issues at hand. I will call them again to voice my opposition to Obamacare and I urge everyone to do the same. The problem is always the same that so many Americans who are against it, don’t contact their reps., but sit silently on the sidelines.

  • French Canadian

    LOL… so now they will be able to make vaccines mandatory. Or else, no treatment for you.. Anyways, there are already deadly viruses in vaccines. Their goal is not to pay you any social security and to reduce 80% of the world population.

    The stinking insurance companies wrote Obama health Care. Those insurance compagnies are owned by the Federal Reserve banks. So you will be paying taxes to the criminals banksters. Tax with no representation.

    Since the announcement of the decision of the Supreme Court, the stock market soared… doesn’t that tell you something?

    So what will be next? Will they ban all natural remedies? Like herbs, vitamins, minerals, to crush their competition?

    What will be the next step? Chips in your brains? Now the medical industry owns your body… and some peole are applauding. Incredible idiots!

    For everyone who is happy with the Supreme court’s decision, enjoy your life, cause it will be short. They will cut on hygiene to save some money and even if you go to the hospital for a minor problem, you will probably come out dead because you will have contracted a deadly viruses due to lack of hygiene.

    And if you have a serious problem like cancer, a cancer that could be cure by surgery, rest assure that by the time your name will come out on the long waiting list, you will be dead months ago.

    Enjoy and Good luck!

  • bill

    I think the Americans will absorb it, accept it, and continue down the road to serfdom. The Republican Mainstream in 30 years will adopt national health insurance in its platform. “Neo Conservatism” is all about maintaining the status quo, not about reducing the size of government.

    Neo-conservative SCOTUS.

  • Gene Weiser

    OK Folks. . . then next step is to get bar coded, as our licenses are already with information. Personally, I will vote in Paul D Ratchford. Younger brother put up with me while growing up, he can easilly hadle this country, Besides, He has my respect.

  • Alex Wessel

    Pass the word along to all Ron Paul supporters to write in Ron Paul on your ballot in November. It’s not a vote wasted unless you’re voting for Obama or Romney.

    • bill

      Yeah. Rather than vote for Gary Johnson, I am now thinking of writing in RP for president in 2012 like I did in 2008, just because of the SCOTUS ruling. Resist folks, resist!

  • French Canadian

    Oh Boy! I’m listening to the Alex Jones Show right now. Alex is mad as hell with the Supreme Court Judges.

    He’s publicly calling them CRIMINALS and Stinking Ennemies of this country. LOL…
    I agree with him on that.

    And now he is pulling out all the articles about Obama Health care, like:
    Pre-condition health of children will not be covered… etc, etc, etc. In fact, almost nothing will be covered… lol

    Poor fools who wanted this Obama care so much… they will be very decieved. Good for them… they are such gullible ignorant sheeps. They didn’t get their free house, did they? And they will get a big ZERO out of Healthcare also…lol

    Plus government will now dictate your way of living. What you eat, what you drink, etc. You are fat or smoke or drink… they don’t treat you… you are past 60 years old, no surgery for you, not even for cataracts…. etc.

    Enjoy folks! Like Alex jones just said: This decision will go up in History as an Infamy.

    Going back to listen to the rest of the show… I like it when he goes in a raging rant.

  • Jim

    “Health insurance” isn’t even wrong. Why is there an enormous gulf between the ‘insurance price’ and the cash price, e.g.–,0,7462049,full.story? It’s because there’s an enormously costly layer between provider and patient amounting to: 1) the gross income of all health insurance companies; plus 2) gross income of nearly ALL hospital and doctor billing staff; plus 3) gross income of all local, state & federal employees dealing with healthcare regulation. The sum is nearly beyond calculation, certainly $x00 Billion per year. ELIMINATE IT ALL. Everybody pays cash and gets the cash price, and everybody shops for the care and price according to their preference…an old man may not care about a scar on his face the way a young woman might care. If you have the money, just pay…if you don’t, there will a federally backed guaranteed loan, with means-testing to determine monthly payback. The only time the government actually pays anything is when the borrower dies before the loan is paid back. An accumulation of serious bills for a poor person might require, say, $6,000/year in repayment, or about the same as health “insurance” costs now on average; much less, or even nothing for those of good, normal health. Eliminated are pre-existing condition issues, pre-approval for care, rationing of care, and so on. Replace large numbers of high salaried workers in the health industry with a far smaller number of people at far lower salaries policing the loans (people lie, people steal). REMOVE SEVERAL HUNDRED BILLION $$ PER YEAR FROM HEALTH COSTS and restore the doctor-patient relationship; allow medicine to be practiced the way it should be practiced.

  • jenn

    what you are not seeing in all of this, is that if you were elderly or a fetus or an infant and had an incurable disease, they would cut you off from all things to prolong life. because the elderly and the new life weather fetus or infant, is not worth the money to prolong life because if they are elderly they are dying any way so let them die is obomas answer, and a fetus or infants their life would not be a good life with thier problem so let them die so they dont suffer would be obomas answer! because i love my grand parents and i want to live as long as possble I am offended by his thoughts in that catagory. and because I know many who by mirical have lived because they were not let to die while they were a fetus or infant, that if you asked them, thier life was of great worth! So it is obviouse that your thought are absolutly only of yourself because you fall in the catagory of being helped right now. but take into consideration if you live to be elderly your life will be cut short!!! because according to oboma you life wont be worth saving! that is why he had no problem taking social security to attempt and fail to solve finantial problems he created!!

  • Scott

    Well mandated car insurance may be a bad choice, but in SC and many states, IF you have car insurance, YOU are FORCED to also carry under-insured and non-insured coverage for the folks who don’t have any insurance of any kind and so when they hit you, YOUR insurance covers you and the other two types help out. SO THAT/THOSE are mandated extras and THEY do cost one more then a policy that does not have those items.

    The other mandated federal tax is the one imposed on us singles without children and/or older married couples who don’t have children. BECAUSE WE CHOSE to NOT HAVE children, WE are TAXED extra, WE PAY a FEE, so that the Fed. boys can GIVE a DEDUCTION, a TAX BREAK to all you folks who have chosen to have children.

    The now approved health care thingie is much like these two… and I’m sure that there are many other examples, that folks can find that reflect the same ideals. You pay now or you pay later, no big deal………!!!!!!!!


    I don´t think Bill Gates really implied that we should kill the elderly.

  • French Canadian

    Elderly To Be Euthanized Under Obamacare?


    “The idea that “death panels” would be introduced through Obamacare as a means of rationing healthcare was discussed during an Aspen Institute conference in 2010 when Bill Gates argued that money should not be spent on treating the elderly.

    During a question and answer session, Gates implied that elderly patients undergoing expensive health care treatments should be killed and the money spent elsewhere.”

  • Cheryl

    Thank you Chief Justice Roberts for doing the RIGHT thing. (So wierd, he looks just like my gynecologist…lol)

  • Cheryl

    Reality is we already pay for health care insurance and have for a long time. If anyone knows where to get FREE healthcare, drugs and supplies, please post this information here immediately. lol Thanks Rob, I’m no normally so sensitive. There is simply no reason to call this liberal any ugly names because I fight to protect all our freedoms. However, this ruling and HC act does not encroach on my freedom. Post your opinions about this law not about me. Opt out of health insurance if you prefer. It just isn’t an option for me.

    • Rob

      Nothing is for free. I did not call you names. And as far as I know, I will not have an option to “opt” out. Did you know paying into Social Security was voluntary at first. It was also to be solely used for those who had no retirement money or family to care for them and nothing else. People also had concerns that the Government would not use your social security number as an government ID and that you wouldn’t be able to do anything unless you had it. Except for making it completely mandatory to use your S.S # for everything (near impossible not to), everything the government said S.S. would not happen, happened. If they say I can “opt” out, I don’t believe they will keep there word.

  • B Buckman

    People don’t realize that along with this comes the IRS controlling your money, forced vaccinations, microchips and GPS chips implants, taking away vitamins and natural healing and food, gun confiscations, and on and on. You just became a slave to the government who now considers you their possession! They can take away everything you own, force immoral laws upon you, and take any healthcare away by denying your care……they will kill millions of seniors and children…..the American Holocaust has begun! Are you ready to save yourselves or are you going to let them kill you?! Healthcare is NOT a TAX..we should not be forced to comply…that is extortion!