The good news is the supremes found that doing this under the commerce clause was unconstitutional. That would have given the government virtually unlimited power.
I had hoped that they would uphold but as the conservatives should have sunk the law, it was the chief justice, the man George W. Bush helped into office, was the one who struck down the hopes of the republicans of winning this battle against Obama and Obamacare.
Dutch Medal count Paralympics Rio 17 gold 19 silver 26 bronze
BLADE BABE STRIKES AGAIN!!!
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It's GREAT to be me. --- "45% liberal/55% conservative"
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggy" until you can find a gun.
From the Dissent of Scalia, Thomas, Alito, and Kennedy:
...The Court today decides to save a statute Congress didnot write. It rules that what the statute declares to be a requirement with a penalty is instead an option subject to a tax. And it changes the intentionally coercive sanction of a total cut-off of Medicaid funds to a supposedlynoncoercive cut-off of only the incremental funds that theAct makes available.
The Court regards its strained statutory interpretationas judicial modesty. It is not. It amounts instead to a vast judicial overreaching. It creates a debilitated, inoperable version of health-care regulation that Congress did not enact and the public does not expect. It makes enactment of sensible health-care regulation more difficult, since Congress cannot start afresh but must take as its point of departure a jumble of now senseless provisions, provisions that certain interests favored under the Court’s new design will struggle to retain. And it leaves the public andthe States to expend vast sums of money on requirementsthat may or may not survive the necessary congressional revision...
“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”
- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump