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BREAKING: Obamacare Upheld, 5-4 Decision as Roberts Sides with Liberals

Michael610 Wrote: Jun 29, 2012 7:46 AM
Case 2: You and your family currently have an individual insurance plan. Case 2a: Your income is below 400% the federal poverty level (88k for a family of 4) Outcome: Your plan becomes government subsidized. Your insurer may never drop you if you get sick (FYI, happens to nearly 100% of people on individual plans when they receive a major diagnosis, which is why this provision is in here.). You can switch insurers anytime because of the ban on discrimination vis a vis preexisting conditions.

The verdict is in, and it's a major disappointment to Obamacare opponents.  CNN initially reported that the individual mandate had been struck down under the Commerce Clause, then corrected its reporting: Obamacare has been upheld as a tax.  It looks like Obamacare's Medicaid expansion has been limited, but not struck down.  Chief Justice Roberts has reportedly joined the Left flank of the Court, authoring the decision (the key bits are on pages 31, 32). 

Confirmed:  The decision was 5-4, with Justices Scalia, Kennedy, Thomas and Alito dissenting. According to SCOTUS blog, the four dissenters were prepared to strike...

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