Video- SCOTUS Upholds Individual Mandate


No hard link yet, I hope I'm wrong.

YEAH I'M WRONG, CNN IS WRONG!!!! MSNBC just confirmed it was upheld!@!!!!!

Hard link finally-

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 decision came as a sharp rebuff and disappointment to congressional Republicans, many of whom had expected the court to strike down at least some parts of the law.

The Supreme Court has struck down the individual mandate for health care - the legislation that requires all to have health insurance.

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  • David G

     It seems to be a plan on the Republicans side.  Twist any ruling against them to say it verifies their stance, even when the finding is totally the opposite.  And sadly, America will believe it.  The Rethugs are a party of lies and generally the populace believes in their fear tactics.  If only we could get America to open their eyes and their mouths to shout down the naysayers and evil doers.  DG

  • "Romney spokespeople are claiming this is a victory for Romney and that
    they won the battle decided in the Supreme Court findings."

    Really?  Well, they need to keep saying that.  Loudly.  In fact, keep saying that right on up until election day  . . .

    This is oddly reminiscent of Monday's SC ruling about AZ's immigration law:  the Court struck DOWN three of it's four provisions -- and even said the one that remained {"papers please"} could be struck down in the future -- yet, Gov. Jan Brunhilde and the rest of the wingers were trumpeting it as a "victory" for them.

    Rightwingnuts:  always ready to spin any victory for President Obama into a loss . . .

  • It was struck down under the Commerce Act, but UPHELD in terms that it is within Congress' power to tax people differently, meaning that if you don't purchase coverage, you will be taxed, rather than "fined"...pretty much the same way flood insurance is done...which I could never figure out why that wasn't the language in the first place, other than they wanted to avoid the word (gasp!), "tax".  

    All I know is I *still* have health coverage, that I did not before.  Therefore, it is a good day indeed:)

  • David G

    Romney spokespeople are claiming this is a victory for Romney and that they won the battle decided in the Supreme Court findings.  Amazing, they're not only liars, but also stupid and can't read.  The Republicans lost.  Americans won.  And most amazing of all is that Chief Justice Roberts found for the majority.  Since when did his Republican fever break?  Good to hear.  DG