Court rules 5-4 That ObamaCare stands!
Justice John Roberts joins the Liberal left on the Supreme Court to uphold the law.
Supreme Court Says Mandate Is Constitutional as a Tax.
From the Washington Post:
The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the individual health-insurance mandate that is at the heart of President Obama’s landmark health-care law, saying the mandate is permissible under Congress’s taxing authority.
The Medicaid Provision is upheld but is limited.
It looks like the entire Affordable Care Act is being upheld with a few limits on Medicaid. Very disappointed in not only the ruling but Justice John Roberts. Chief Justice Roberts’, a President Bush pick, vote and not Kennedy’s was the deciding factor.
The court reinforces that individuals can simply pay the tax and not comply with the mandate. The mandate violates the Commerce Clause but they rule the Mandate is Constitutional because of Congress’ ability to tax. What I don’t understand is how they can uphold the law because the Mandate is a tax when Barack Obama said the Mandate isn’t a tax?
More updates coming.