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:


  3 Responses to “Health Care good to go”

  1. It’s as wonderful as the smiling Kool Aid man breaking through a brick wall!

  2. It is good. I was worried it would go the other way with the recent Citizens United ruling.

  3. Very Good!
    the forces of greed got a hand slap.

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