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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Establishment “R’s” are ecstatic, as is the Catholic Church.
SCOTUS! Barack Hussein’s DC harem. Da Kenyan owns da court. This is starting to remind me of an old gangster movie.
This nation is just about ruined. I expect them to rule for homo marriage too.
Congressional repeal of this law is all that is left.
You need to include the media too. It won’t be long before the un.
Nothing in the decision can prevent the wholesale destruction of this law when the Obamas leave DC...
No surprise. How are the kids, John?
If you read this decision, it’s like the majority is saying “FUCK YOU” to the rule of law, and laughing about it.
There is no longer the slightest moral reason to obey the system.
Good for Scalia. That phrase is all that will be remembered about this.
Where is the Good Intentions Amendment?
I'm sure the USSC will figure out how to interpret that as un-Constitutional.
The black robes always obey their political masters.
Too big to fail.
And at this point we have lost our republic.
June 25th, 2015. A day of infamy.
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,
A few good men remain in this once proud country....
You mean the Good ‘n Plenty Amendment?
I feel like Guam just tipped over.
“Congressional repeal of this law is all that is left.”
Neither the democrat or democrat-lite parties are likely to do this.
This nation was ruined when those filthy hippies infiltrated and dominated govt, education and media. We’re just reaping the fruits now.
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