A lot of people are surprised by the US Supreme Court decision to uphold most of Obamacare, including the controversial provision called the "individual mandate." If you've been paying attention to the high court decisions over the past few years, then you would realize that the court consistently comes down on the side of corporations and corporations, not citizens, are the BIG winners today.
Beginning in 2014, we citizens will be forced to hand over gobs of money to an industry that has no interests whatsoever in keeping premiums down. Since this legislation does little, if anything, to contain costs, I'm betting that most of the health care CEOs are dancing in their boardrooms. It's like receiving manna from heaven!
While this is bad enough on it's face, this decision only further entrenches the failed US health care model. It will now be that much more difficult to join the rest of the modern world in providing some form of universal health care. Now that corporations will receive a greater windfall of profits than before, their lobbyists will fight ever harder to keep the system as is. They will do everything in their power to ensure no one kills their goose that lays these golden eggs.