Decision is in… for the most part Obama has triumphed.
From the Financial Times:
In decision written by Chief Justice John Roberts, the majority of justices ruled that the individual mandate that compelled every American to buy insurance was not valid under the commerce clause of the Constitution. But they also ruled that the financial penalty outlined in the law against people who did not buy insurance was allowed. In effect, it means that the high court agreed with critics who said the mandate as written was unconstitutional, but that the implementation of the law will proceed much as it would have if the law had been completely upheld.
The mandate can now be enforced as a tax.
So the Mandate is unconstitutional, but it still may be applied with a different definition. This, of course, means Congress has to create the tax and the forthcoming conflict will be in this area.
Posted on June 28, 2012, in Announcement, Congress, Economics, event, Finance, government, Health Care, history, Legal, News, Opinion, Politics, President Obama, Supreme Court, Word from Bill and tagged Barack Obama, Commerce Clause, Individual Mandate, John Roberts, law, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, United States, United States Supreme Court. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Decision is in… for the most part Obama has triumphed..