Supreme Court Makes ObamaCare Decision

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The Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act, also known as ObamaCare, in a 7-2 ruling on Thursday. The court preserved the law which provides healthcare to millions of Americans. Conservative justices Neil Gorsuch and Samuel Alito wrote the dissent for the ruling.

The Supreme Court shot down a lawsuit led by Texas and 17 other GOP states challenging the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by focusing on the ObamaCare tax penalty.

The Hill reports:

They argued that President Trump’s 2017 tax cut, which zeroed out the penalty, made that provision unconstitutional.

Without the tax penalty, they argued, ObamaCare effectively lost its constitutional footing, requiring its invalidation by the court.

“We do not reach these questions of the Act’s validity, however, for Texas and the other plaintiffs in this suit lack the standing necessary to raise them,” Justice Stephen Breyer wrote for the majority.

The lower courts had largely sided with the Republican states but agreed to delay enforcement of the ruling while appeals played out. ObamaCare’s defenders, comprising a coalition of 20 blue states and the Democratic-led House, appealed to the Supreme Court.



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Mark
Mark
1 month ago

Once again the Supreme Court dodges the real question by saying the states don’t have standing. If the states don’t have standing …who would??? I am losing all faith in the Supreme Court, it refuses to stop the stop “transformation” of America away from the Constitution and in effect is surrendering everything every American soldier wore the uniform for.

Carol Dugan
1 month ago
Reply to  Mark

Well the Supreme Court got it wrong again.Tell they ever think about the people that cannot afford the bad Obamacare.

Susanna Donovan
Susanna Donovan
1 month ago
Reply to  Carol Dugan

I find it difficult to believe that Justice Clarence Thomas wouldn’t have been with Alito and Gorsuch on the dissent.

Jamey
Jamey
1 month ago

And what about Amy, the newest judge?

Clara Fuentes
Clara Fuentes
1 month ago
Reply to  Jamey

She has a another piece of….”art” wearing a black gown. Bunch of puppets and clowns

JCE
JCE
1 month ago

Obamacare was and is a bust! The millions on those plans are being paid for by Americans getting screwed and the jillions of voters not on the plans far outweigh the freeloaders. Thanks to Pelosi no one got to read the law till it was too late.

wvweights
wvweights
1 month ago

Well they showed again where they stand and it sure is not sitting well with our founders and what they expected the….sc…to be. These judges (as are all fed judges) can be removed for not following there oath of office (follow the Constitution) and when brother Trump gets back I sure hope impeachment is started against some if not all so called judges both supreme and fed.

Lee C
1 month ago

All due to Judge Roberts in calling it a TAX!
Wish the justices could appoint a new Chief Justice. My vote…. C. Thomas.🇺🇸

speedle
speedle
1 month ago
Reply to  Lee C

Yeah well it seems in this case Judge Thomas voted with the leftists.

Richard Hennessy
Richard Hennessy
1 month ago
Reply to  speedle

Even Justice Thomas can get it wrong occasionally. Roberts gets it wrong almost all the time. The Court must stop using previous decisions to avoid correcting dead-wrong decisions like the upholding of the unconstitutional Obamacare.

ALSCV
ALSCV
1 month ago
Reply to  Lee C

Roberts keeps selling us conservatives out.Why did Roberts call Obamacare a tax? Did someone get to him?

Richard Hennessy
Richard Hennessy
1 month ago

Once again the Cowardly Court chooses a technical excuse to avoid doing its duty. Every state and its citizens have been harmed by the unconstitutional abuse of power that is Obamacare, and the Court should have recognized that abuse and its harm.

Max
Max
1 month ago

HOW ARE YOU GOING TO PAY FOR IT? THE MANDATE WAS RULED INVALID…LETS MAKE EVERY SINGLE LAWMAKER VOTE ON HOW IT WILL BE PAID FOR THEN VOTE THEM OUT

Jamey
Jamey
1 month ago

Just more lying Democrats backed by anti American traitor John Roberts. Roberts is the WORST liar ever to sit on the court – except for Earl Warren, who created and carried the lie to the American people that Lee Harvey Oswald shot and killed John Kennedy. Of course he did this because the federal government (FBI and CIA, etc.) told him that the Soviet Union was responsible, and he was preventing a nuclear war from happening. What is Robert’s excuse for lying about Obamacare?

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
1 month ago

Predictable. Breyer’s a leftist hack.

Jamey
Jamey
1 month ago

Have the supreme court individuals no honor at all? It is a fact of recorded history that John Roberts unilaterally changed the written script of a congressional law he was ruling upon, in violation of law and personal honor. In other words, he was SPECIFICALLY legislating from the bench, in violation of the American Constitution. He should be charged, tried, and imprisoned. This law specified a monetary penalty – NOT a tax. The Democrat congress all knew full well that stating the “penalty” as a “tax” would NEVER have made it through the congressional process. Roberts specifically and illegally changed the word “penalty” to “tax” to make the law Constitutionally legal. This illegality has been going on ever since and John Roberts has been a criminal ever since. When will the Supreme Court clean house, and throw the crooked Roberts out?

Carol
Carol
1 month ago

Again, disappointment by the so called Supreme Court-
Do these people really work for the American people?

Jawad
Jawad
1 month ago

It is a shame that jurisprudence is so over-academicized into a theoretical playground for ivory-tower legal scholars. Their pie-in-the-sky legal decisions or their avoidance thereof exert a catastrophic effect on American lives for generations. Or then again, maybe most of them are simply CORRUPT. Or intimidated by BIG $$$$ and COERCED into serving technocratic interests…or ELSE?

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