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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Even before the ruling, states are having a hard time keeping the exchanges going. That was always the intent. Soon the federal gov’t will be the sole provider of the exchange. From there it’s a short road to pushing everyone to Medicare/Medicade and from there all these private insurers will see the error in the side they picked in this fight.
I think you're on to something. Eventually, and perhaps sooner than later, everything the far left wants will be deemed a "civil right". And everything the far left opposes will be a "hate crime".
But like so many other things, if these changes are introduces gradually, no one will notice.
[This nation is just about ruined. I expect them to rule for homo marriage too.]
We are reaping what has been sown in America.
ISAIAH 59 (Sin, Confession and Redemption)
If this nation does not return to God, the United States will be destroyed.
How? With America under complete communists dictatorship there is no repeal. Get used to it. When we lost Romney in 2012 we lost any chance forever.
beginning with the hippie Clintons.
Congress repeals, SCOTUS says repeal is unconstitutional.
Turn to God...not to Government.
Does the majority even comprehend this, anymore?
I’m afraid the homo thing was a done deal a long time ago. The Kenyan OWNS the U.S. Supreme Court.
Some people believe Roberts was compromised the first time around. Why would he do anything different this time around?
Roberts is indeed the Humpty-Dumbty of the Legal “system”, now beyond reconstruction. He is the Master of Words; they mean whatever he says, nothing more, nothing less. I hope he has a gay old time in Malta this year.
the first place to REMOVE the American Flag from? the Supreme Court building, it does not fly there for me or mine any longer.
We call it the 2nd amendment cause not everyone has them. Liberals call it the 14th amendment cause it sure has been good to them for advancing their intentions.
How about “what is the purpose of states?” Certainly not to have any 10th Amendment rights anymore. When conventional state prerogatives like law enforcement, voting, marriage law, and now healthcare are steamrolled by the federal government, we may realize that doing away with states and their respective governments would not only save barrels of money but eliminate thousands of politicians who are generally useless anyway.
SCROTUS love Obama and communism!
I suspect either Trump will tone it down or get into a lot of trouble with his trailer-park trash talk.
There is absolutely no doubt they will. It’s time to wake up and smell the zeitgeist.
I just joined the camp.. scotus is right !
infact they are so right I think they should be in charge of all Windows and Mac updates.. since the text of code does not matter just the “intent” of the program. I am sure that will make every thing so much better.
Chief Justice Roberts has such a dizzying intellect. His fan club will be around shortly to tell us how this is actually a win for conservatives. I pray that God will remove Roberts from the Supreme Court in such a way that everyone recognizes His judgment.
This along with the upcoming sodomite “marriage” ruling seems to be proof that God is judging us as a nation and that there will be no political solutions.
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