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    What Will SCOTUS Decide About Obamacare?

    I"m betting for a narrow ruling that overturns just the individual mandate. Sad, because I'd like to see the entire, 2,000+ Page Putrid monstrosity heaved overboard, but I'm thinking Anthony Kennedy the Court will see simply striking the mandate as the preferable political option.

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    Re: What Will SCOTUS Decide About Obamacare?

    Without the individual mandate, the entire law becomes worthless.
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    Re: What Will SCOTUS Decide About Obamacare?

    The law was already a mess - comes from being a hodgepodge. But yes, without the mandate, functionally much of it falls apart even faster. I simply don't think that the Supremes will take that seriously into account.

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    Re: What Will SCOTUS Decide About Obamacare?

    The individual mandate is needed and I also think the Supreme Court will declare it legal.
    I think everyone should have to buy health insurance given the inevitability that we will all need healthcare.
    When it comes to matters of reproduce health, Politicians and the religious dogma of another faith should never interfere with religious liberty of an individual or her faith.

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    Re: What Will SCOTUS Decide About Obamacare?

    Quote Originally Posted by minnie616 View Post
    The individual mandate is needed and I also think the Supreme Court will declare it legal.
    I think everyone should have to buy health insurance given the inevitability that we will all need healthcare.
    The government does not have the right to force commerce upon private citizens.

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    Re: What Will SCOTUS Decide About Obamacare?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hare View Post
    The government does not have the right to force commerce upon private citizens.
    Congress has the power to tax for general welfare.

    Finally, Congress has the power to tax for the general welfare and need not tie its taxing provisions to any other enumerated power. As those who fail to purchase health insurance need only pay more income tax, the new law is an exercise of the taxing power and would be valid even if it were not authorized by the necessary and proper or commerce clauses.
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    Re: What Will SCOTUS Decide About Obamacare?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    I"m betting for a narrow ruling that overturns just the individual mandate. Sad, because I'd like to see the entire, 2,000+ Page Putrid monstrosity heaved overboard, but I'm thinking Anthony Kennedy the Court will see simply striking the mandate as the preferable political option.
    I do not think any one knows at this point. While rulings have been so far mostly along ideological lines, here has been enough exceptions that it is not safe to bet an almost any of the justices. It really is a complicated issue in terms of constitutionality, and I think the fact that the judges who have rules so far are very split shows that.
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    Re: What Will SCOTUS Decide About Obamacare?

    The individual mandate is the make or break. If that is gone, it deflates the entire bill. Its like the reactor inside the Death Star. Sure, the Death Star's still there, but it has no power and its big gun is rendered impotent (no innuendo lol)
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    Re: What Will SCOTUS Decide About Obamacare?

    I would be surprised if the mandate survives.
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    Re: What Will SCOTUS Decide About Obamacare?

    Quote Originally Posted by minnie616 View Post
    The individual mandate is needed and I also think the Supreme Court will declare it legal.
    I think everyone should have to buy health insurance given the inevitability that we will all need healthcare.
    All but the wealthy conservatives, of course.

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