This REALLY SUCKS, I was really hoping for the Headline “Obama Care Shot down in flames by SCOTUS” this morning. Unfortunately and this makes me physically ill, SCOTUS upheld every damn thing about it.


Fox News

The Supreme Court has upheld the centerpiece of President Obama’s health care  overhaul, in effect allowing the law to survive.

In a 5-4 decision unveiled Thursday, the court ruled as constitutional the  so-called individual mandate requiring most Americans to obtain health insurance  starting in 2014.

The ruling is a victory for the president, ensuring for now that his  signature domestic policy achievement remains intact.

It also ensures that the law will play a prominent role in the general  election campaign, as Republican candidate Mitt Romney vows to repeal the law if  elected.

Chief Justice John Roberts, who was appointed during a Republican  administration, joined the four left-leaning justices on the bench in making the  decision.

The ruling relied on a technical explanation of how the individual mandate  could be categorized. Roberts, in the opinion, said the mandate could not be  upheld under the Constitution’s Commerce Clause. However, it could be upheld  under the government’s power to tax.

“The Affordable Care Act is constitutional in part and unconstitutional in  part  The individual mandate cannot be upheld as an exercise of Congress’s  power under the Commerce Clause,” Roberts wrote. “That Clause authorizes  Congress to regulate interstate commerce, not to order individuals to engage  it. In this case, however, it is reasonable to construe what Congress has  done as increasing taxes on those who have a certain amount of income, but  choose to go without health insurance. Such legislation is within Congress’s  power to tax.”

I will be under my desk crying if anyone asks.  Thanks.

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