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The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld nearly all of President Obama's health care overhaul, in a landmark ruling that will have sweeping consequences for the economy, the election and America's health care system.
In a 5-4 decision, the court ruled as constitutional the so-called individual mandate requiring most Americans to obtain health insurance starting in 2014.
The ruling is a victory for the president, ensuring for now that his signature domestic policy achievement remains mostly intact. It also ensures that the law will play a prominent role in the general election campaign, as Republican candidate Mitt Romney vows to repeal the law if elected.
Obama is expected to speak publicly about the ruling later in the day....
It seems that while both sides have a glass that is half full and the people who brought the lawsuit, the latter especially think they have a full glass? For Attorneys General, Health Law Long Shot Brings Payoffs. I see many of these fellows are either unemployed or failed to use this action as a stepping stone to higher office, e.g., the Nebraska AG, who by the way, would have been a much for fitting candidate for the Office of U.S. Senate, then the one the Republicans in this state did pick. So, anyway, I think some of you will find solace in the article from the N.Y. Times. I can see I was too helpful on the SA thread on the Dead Sea scrolls, so, I'll point out another article from the Israel hating NYT, on what is actually a very good commentary on the history of healthcare in this country, Give healthcare a chance to evolve.
So it's just a tax...I work overseas and I have no taxable income. HA, HA!!! Obama didn't get me!!....of course, my family and friends are still in the U.S., and there is no way of knowing how long I'll actually get to work overseas, but for the time being no worries for me.
Roberts classified Obama-care as a tax, making Obama the largest tax president in history; this is not the victory that the Obama camp wanted. It was ruled unconstititional under the Commerance clause.
Jim, I don't doubt this law was passed to help the needy. However, do you think it can work? It doesn't seem to anywhere else and we have all heard of the horror stories about rationed healthcare when the system starts to break. Also, when you look at how government started to help people pay for college and the escalating cost of going to school, you can't help but think the doctors will charge more for services.
And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
Jim Lincoln wrote: I'm surprised! Roberts actually voted according to the Constitution and not what the Satan's henchmen, The Amer. Council of Catholic Bishops, wanted. ---
But Jim, Obama and his bobblehead followers said the Obamacare mandate wasn't a tax that forced people to buy something. Now the Supreme Court says it is a tax. How do you reconcile what Obama said, and his approval of the Court's decision? Is this one of his evolving viewpoints?