The Supreme Court Makes a Historic Ruling – Upholds President Obama’s Health Care Plan
A few minutes ago the U.S. Supreme Court announced their much-anticipated decision regarding the Health Care Reform proposed in 2010 by President Obama and soon after signed into a law by Congress. The nine justices upheld the individual insurance requirement, which was the core of the health care reform. What now?
The 5-4 decision just gave President Obama a huge campaign victory, but the Republican Party was quick to point out that they will rally against it.
Chief Justice John Roberts announced that the Supreme Court doesn’t think the Congress overstepped its role by voting the now famously called ‘Obamacare’ into a law.
Roberts said: ‘Because the Constitution permits such a tax, it is not our role to forbid it, or to pass upon its wisdom or fairness,’ as reported by the Associate Press.
The mandate is going to affect Medicaid, health care insurance premiums, and make some 30 million uninsured Americans eligible for insurance.
As to no surprise the only conservative justices on the Supreme Court bench: Justices Samuel Alito, Anthony Kennedy, Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas voted against the reform.
All four of them wrote in a statement: “(the law) exceeds federal power both in mandating the purchase of health insurance and in denying non-consenting states all Medicaid funding,” the Associate Press quoted.
The Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, is expected to make a statement soon regarding the second in-a-roll victory for President Obama. Early this week, the Supreme Court voted in favor of the Obama administration by striking down the Arizona Immigration Law.
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