We're Hosed As A Country!

Supreme Court Dumps on the Majority of the United States!

Supreme Court Upholds Individual Mandate

The Supreme Court on Thursday delivered its decision on the controversial “individual mandate” embedded in President Obama’s landmark healthcare bill, ruling that it is constitutional.
The court’s ruling comes as a major defeat for those who have been fighting the healthcare overhaul well before President Obama signed it into law in 2010. The bill was not dismantled entirely and its expansion of Medicaid, although now limited, still stands. This means roughly 30 millions of uninsured low-income Americans are still eligible for coverage through the bill’s expansion of the state-run entitlement program.
“The bottom line: the entire ACA [Affordable Care Act] is upheld, with the exception that the federal government‘s power to terminate states’ Medicaid funds is narrowly read,” SCOTUS Blog reports.
After hearing oral arguments on the constitutionality of the bill in March, the Supreme Court Justices focused on these four points:

  1. Whether the “individual” mandate is constitutional
  2. Whether SCOTUS has the authority to rule on a tax law even though it hasn’t come into effect
  3. If the individual mandate is overturned, will it be cut from the rest of the law as a separate entity or will other provisions fall with it?
  4. Whether the law’s Medicaid expansion is constitutional

Of the four points discussed, the Supreme Court ruled that, as a tax, the individual mandate is constitutional.
Several analysts predicted that if the court ruled against the mandate, it would have negative long-term consequences on the president’s legacy and would weigh heavily on his reelection bid.
It doesn’t seem that way now.
Chief Justice Roberts, whose vote saved “Obamacare,” announced the court’s decision at 10:07 EST.

Obama’s economic collapse is now complete.
Tom in NC

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0 responses to “We're Hosed As A Country!

  1. Eyes Wide Open

    There’s no justice in America. We are a land of dictatorship, rubber stamped by a Congress that thinks it’s above the law.

     
  2. catscanner150

    I did, but I never will again, the supreme court can go to HELL!
    Revolution is the only answer now.

     
  3. Freedom seems to be an illusion…welcome to the reservation

     
  4. So much for “separation of power” they are all in it together. God help us.

     
  5. They knifed us in the back. end of story, let the revolution begin

     
  6. Supremes were scared to death to overturn this “President”. They were scared the blacks would burn this country down!!! I’m so shocked by this decision. As said above, God help us!

     
  7. There is a very powerful force at play here to destroy personal liberty. And it looks like it got to Justice Roberts on this one!
    Does anyone seriously think the Republicans can-or will-do anything?
    Just look at all the examples of them being totally impotent-most
    all have been drinking the Kool-Aid!

     

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