Breaking: Supreme Court Upholds Individual Mandate

CNN first reported that the SCOTUS “killed individual mandate.”  Happily, they declared that report was an error.  I turned to MSNBC to find out in fact it was an error.  So my emotions ran the gamut within three minutes.  The bottom line was that The Court did not make a political decision as they had with Bush v. Gore or Citizens United but as Chris Matthews pointed out, it was indeed a moral decision.

Think Progress

The Supreme Court has upheld the individual mandate in Obamacare, paving the way for full implementation of the law in the states and ensuring that millions of uninsured Americans haves access to affordable coverage. The court upheld the provision as a tax. The Medicaid expansion is limited, but not invalidated, the court found. In short: “the entire ACA is upheld, with the exception that the federal government’s power to terminate states’ Medicaid funds is narrowly read.” Roberts joined Sotomayor, Breyer, Ginsburg, and Kagan.

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    1. TJM, I agree with you 100%. Of course they’re already talking about taking a vote to repeal the law after the July 4th holiday…that’s just the GOP way. Sore losers.

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  1. Justice Roberts voted on the facts and evidence of the case, as the Justices of SCOTUS are appointed to do.

    My congratulations and a “Hats Off” to The Leader of the Band, Chief Justice Roberts.

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