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

Michael610 Wrote: Jun 29, 2012 7:49 AM
Case 3: You and your family do not have an insurance plan AND do not qualify through an employer. Case 3a: You earn below 88k for a family of four. Outcome option one: You buy a heavily subsidized private plan. Can switch anytime. Outcome option two: You do not get a plan. You pay the 1% income "tax" penalty AND RETAIN THE PRIVILEGE of jumping into the healthcare system anytime. You cannot be denied.

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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