Skip to comments.Supreme Court spares Obamacare from GOP challenge
Posted on 06/17/2021 7:24:23 AM PDT by rdl6989
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-2 Thursday that the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, remains valid, rejecting a claim by a group of conservative states that a recent change to the law made it unconstitutional.
Republicans have long opposed the law, former President Barack Obama's signature legislation. But more than 20 million Americans now depend on it for their health insurance, and there is broad public support for its requirement that insurance companies must cover pre-existing health conditions.
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Republicans dodged a bullet on that one.
Here is the actual opinion:
This is totally different from the CBS version.
CBS statues that THE PLAINTIFFS HAD NO STANDING, not that “rejecting a claim that it is unconstitutional”.
IOW, sounds like they threw it out, and did not really rule on it?
If so, this NBC report is totally misleading and disingenuous.
Meaning Thomas, Comey Barrett and Cavanaugh were in the majority keeping it alive.
That’s the real story here IMO.
The Supreme Court is nearing the trust level as the media.
The court couldn’t get past standing in the case since the penalty collection through the IRS ended. The teeth of the entire ACA were knocked out some time back.
The NBC report attached to the original post said it was denied on standing. That’s the 2nd time Texas has been pushed back on standing. They got a similar response on their election challenge.
I want auto insurance to cover pre-existing damage. It’s only fair that damage from accidents from before I was insured gets repaired.
2 of the 3 Trump appointees voted to for now keep it alive.
Glad we fought so hard for Amy Conehead Barrett and party boy Kavenaugh.
If Texas will never have standing within the constitutional republic, might as well leave it.
OMG. Darn iPad autocorrect put in “statue” instead of “state”!
Yes. Well, I have 2 things to glean from that.
Either Trump again proves he doesn’t know what he’s doing with people (e.g. turnstile approach to cabinet)…
…or don’t toss people based on a few decisions you actually hear about.
Mostly I go for the latter. The “cancel” mindset has been too prevalent with Trump supporters for too long.
Basically as is its a government program that has to be repealed in congress
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