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

Michael610 Wrote: Jun 29, 2012 7:47 AM
Case 2: You and your family currently have an individual insurance plan. Case 2b: Your income exceeds 400% the federal poverty limit (88k for a family of 4). Nothing happens to your premiums (unless your plan didn't meet the minimum standard, rare). There are no more lifetime caps on coverage. You cannot be dropped due to illness. You can switch anytime.

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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