Skip to comments.SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS NATIONWIDE HEALTH CARE LAW SUBSIDIES (Scalia: Obamacare is now SCOTUScare)
Posted on 06/25/2015 8:00:06 AM PDT by Kazan
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the nationwide tax subsidies under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, in a ruling that preserves health insurance for millions of Americans.
The justices said in a 6-3 ruling that the subsidies that 8.7 million people currently receive to make insurance affordable do not depend on where they live, under the 2010 health care law.
The outcome is the second major victory for Obama in politically charged Supreme Court tests of his most significant domestic achievement. It came the same day the court gave the administration an unexpected victory by preserving a key tool the administration uses to fight housing bias.
Chief Justice John Roberts again voted with his liberal colleagues in support of the law. Roberts also was the key vote to uphold the law in 2012. Justice Anthony Kennedy, a dissenter in 2012, was part of the majority on Thursday.
"Congress passed the Affordable Care Act to improve health insurance markets, not to destroy them," Roberts wrote in the majority opinion.
In a dissent he summarized from the bench, Justice Antonin Scalia said, "We should start calling this law SCOTUScare." Using the acronym for the Supreme Court, Scalia said his colleagues have twice stepped in to save the law from what Scalia considered worthy challenges.
Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas joined the dissent, as they did in 2012.
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And the struggle isn't about a flag. They aren't targeting the confederate flag or the American flag. Their target is America. That's the game plan. And it looks like they're going to get their wish and conservatives are too lazy or complacent or whatever, to stop it.
Having painted yourself into a corner, you are now part of the problem, and willfully which makes it even worse. Loyalty to those fighting what, in theory, you are also fighting means nothing, and so now you and those carrying on the fight are at odds. Meanwhile the democrats carry on as a united front, and the task for those fighting the good fight, has just become more difficult.
Yes you are entitled to your opinion and decisions, what is not taken into account is the cost to those continuing the fight having lost support of those making the same decision as yourself. That lost support could mean the difference between winning and losing an election. Yes I’ve heard the bleeting of the real sheep that everyone needs to go, good effing luck with that philosophy. The people have spoken in an election, some winners are superb, some not so. Get back in the fight please.
Hard to disagree with that statements. I might add though, the conservatives were all just too damned busy earning a living to support these hippie children to find much time to protest what they were doing.
BUT, we must have been vigil enough as it has taken this long for them to get what they wanted. When I hear "we got your back", yeah just how far back are you? But it ain't over, yet.
This buzztard president has put so many good conservatives out of work, that they may be the ones who will have time to fight, they must or all is lost. I'm too old to care much anymore, but I can reload and wrap bandages.
The Court essentially nullified this government. When laws mean nothing, then the system is null and void.
If it makes you feel any better, I have no doubt it is because, as bad as this makes them look, and as much as this may affect them in the “distant” future, it’s better than the alternative. I think they grasp better than most people exactly what was at risk if this decision had gone the other way.
I think it would have sparked Civil War II or something like that. But all they’ve done is put off the inevitable, and I suspect they have not put it off all that long.
It’s a bit like throwing stuff out of a baloon that is losing altitude. You throw out important stuff (like the constitution in this case) to at least slow your descent. And once you actually hit the ground, still at terminal speed, the constitution will be useless anyway. But you’ve bought yourself a couple of minutes.
I think that is basically what is happening here.
We are very close to the end.
“Having painted yourself into a corner, you are now part of the problem, and willfully which makes it even worse.”
I’ve heard that for decades. I am not 20 years old and full of wish. We’ve been voting (R) and nothing has changed. Everything Reagan tried to do or did the RINOs have undone. Everything Carter/Clinton/Obama did has stuck.
Sorry, but the end is here. Our government is corrupt beyond repair.
Our government is corrupt beyond repair.
I believe the statement to be correct, up to “beyond repair”, however, it neglects the fact, “the people” must be corrupt who elect those who are supposed to be controlling the corruption. The bottom line, there are maybe ten percent of “the people” who wish to preserve Liberty as understood by the Founding Fathers. Every one who quits the fight, because they believe all is lost, makes it that much more difficult for those remaining.
Consider your meeting with those who gave their all to preserve the Republic or even to establish the Republic.What are you going to say? Isn’t it really about good vs evil. How do you gracefully bow out of the fight? I quit. Somehow I don’t think those who went before us in history are going to buy the I quit excuse. I believe I’m a heck of a lot older than you. That really isn’t an issue. We fight the fight till we are literally physically unable.
We could sure use your help.
Just my opinion, and thanks for the response.
I never said I was out of the fight, I am just not going to play the politics game to do it. The politics game is rigged. Never play a rigged game. The house will always win.
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