Health Care good to go

 Posted by at 10:00  Politics
Jun 282012
 

The Supreme Court has upheld the Affordable Care Act. This is great news for Americans, but bad news for Republicans who had their victory parties all planned…

Supreme Court upholds health care law

In a dramatic victory for President Barack Obama, the Supreme Court upheld the 2010 health care law Thursday, preserving Obama’s landmark legislative achievement.

The majority opinion was written by Chief Justice John Roberts, who held that the law was a valid exercise of Congress’s power to tax.

The 2010 law, the Affordable Care Act requires non-exempted individuals to maintain a minimum level of health insurance or pay a tax penalty.

It is rare that the Roberts court gets anything right. They got this one right.

UPDATE: Presidential remarks…

UPDATE #2 – how they voted. For health care: Roberts, Breyer, Ginsburg, Sotomayor, Kagan. Against health care: Scalia, Thomas, Alito, Kennedy.

UPDATE #3: Non-presidential remarks: