The Unaffordable Care Act
SCOTUS has found the Affordable Care Act (OBAMACARE) including its individual mandate that virtually all Americans buy health insurance, is constitutional. There were not five votes to uphold it on the grounds that Congress could use its power to regulate commerce between the states to require everyone to buy health insurance. However, five Justices agreed that the penalty that someone must pay if he refuses to buy insurance is a kind of tax that Congress can impose using its taxing power. That is all that matters. Because the mandate survives, the Court did not need to decide what other parts of the statute were constitutional, except for a provision that required states to comply with new eligibility requirements for Medicaid or risk losing their funding. On that question, the Court held that the provision is constitutional as long as states would only lose new funds if they didn't comply with the new requirements, rather than all of their funding.
Folks this country is gone as we once knew it. It is time to hunker down. We need to be prepared to cling to our guns and religion. That may be all we have left. John Roberts of all people was the swing vote in this.
Additionally, to add insult to injury the TNGOP sent out a text saying that the individual mandate was stuck down. They continue to show how disconnected they are from most of the conservatives in this state. I was watching the feeds live and knew the results prior to their message. What planet does the TNGOP live or the RNC for that matter?
We must mobilize and go to the ballot box and elect conservatives in August and not the lock step party kool aid drinkers whose main goal is to get reelected. This decision was set in motion many years ago when party loyalty and politics on both sides of the isle became more important than the bedrock principles this country was founded on. We need to send conservatives to Washington to kill the ACA in August. It is the only chance we have left. Then we must keep sending them so that this never happens again. Sorry Republicans but you are as much as fault as the Democrats on this one. You ask why - because your partisan pollitical actions led to democrat majorities and a democrat president that passed this unconstitutional piece of garbage.