Breaking: Obamacare survives

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  1. zhukov

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    all of it survived

    states were protected from Congress regarding expansion of Medicare, that was the only limitation
     
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    Eh I can't muster up any outrage that a well intentioned (though probably flawed) law was upheld but the consequences down the road worry me.
     
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    I will probably lose my job as my employer may not be able to afford to cover me...
     
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    so how many trillions is this costing again? I need to let China know how much they are on the hook for.
     
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    Majority: Justices Kagan, Sotomayor, Bader-Ginsburg, Breyer and Chief Justice Roberts, who wrote the majority opinion.

    Minority (dissenting): Justices Alito, Thomas, Scalia and Kennedy.
     
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    When does the law take effect?
     
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    2014
     
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    Thanks, I need to know when to start looking for a new job.
     
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    How much is it going to cost me per month to have health insurance?
     
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    More than it should :coffee:
     
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    today the court pissed on the constitution...:facepalm:
     
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    Well, actually, it was quite clever of the court to consider the law "a tax" on the uninsured. Congress does have the right to impose taxes.

    So, the typical argument is "well, if you own/operate a motor vehicle, you're required to carry insurance." why don't we similarly require people to carry health insurance? Everyone uses health care. Even if you refuse to subscribe to this argument, consider this: if you're rendered unconscious and brought to a hospital, the hospital MUST treat you. Why shouldn't you then have to (contribute) pay for it?

    :dontknow:
     
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    maybe roberts isnt who he says he is?
     
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    Same here, I was a little surprised John Roberts took the majority position. But, the whole individual mandate was a conservative idea back in the day when they thought true universal healthcare might pass congress.