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Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare

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It was a close ruling, but a 5 to 4 decision by the Supreme Court upheld
the individual mandate, the key part of the Affordable Care Act, or more
popularly known as Obamacare.

Tom Curry of NBC Politics wrote:

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.

Roberts re-framed the debate over health care as a debate over
increasing taxes. Congress, he said, is “increasing taxes”
on those who choose to go uninsured. [...]

The law, Roberts wrote, “makes going without insurance just
another thing the Government taxes, like buying gasoline or earning
income. And if the mandate is in effect just a tax hike on certain taxpayers
who do not have health insurance, it may be within Congress’s
constitutional power to tax.”

What do you think? Does Obamacare spell doom for the country or will it
become just another Women’s Suffrage/Medicare/Social Security/Desegregation
– all of which were controversial way back when.

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June 28th, 2012

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