posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 09:09 AM
It was just announced, the Individual mandate was ruled Unconstitutional. No word yet on the rest of the law.
Details still coming out, will post as I get more data.
ETA: OK...I guess the original reports were wrong, The Individual Mandate WILL STAND as a TAX.
Details as I know it right now:
Individual Mandate Upheld, Entire Healthcare Law has been UPHELD and found Constitutional except one small part about medicaid...still getting details
Here is the entire SCOTUS decision...only 193 pages.
In its 5-4 decision to uphold the U.S. health care law, the Supreme Court answered several key questions:
Question: Can the court decide the constitutionality of health care now, or does it have to wait a few years?
The court's answer: The court upheld the entire law.
Question: Is the requirement that people have health insurance - the so-called individual mandate - constitutional?
The court's answer: Chief Justice John Roberts wrote that the commerce clause did not apply, but the mandate stands under the taxing clause.
Question: If the individual mandate is unconstitutional, can the rest of the law stand, or is the whole thing unconstitutional?
The court's answer: The mandate is constitutional, rendering moot further questions on the rest of the law.
Question: Can the federal government force states to expand their share of Medicaid costs and administration?
The court's answer: Yes, but the justices ruled that the federal government cannot remove existing Medicaid funding if the states choose not to
participate in the new program.
HUGE victory for Obama.
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