Thursday, June 28, 2012

Mandate Upheld

The United States Supreme Court has upheld the Health Care Mandate and Law, although there is a subtle argument over the impact of the tax penalty. This is a very complicated decision – for one thing states do not have to extend Medicare as the law required. They can suffer no penalties in terms of losing existing Medicare funding. Perhaps this will get the residents of these states off their asses to demand the extension be honored. Roberts, Ginsberg, Sotomayor, Kapan and Breyer for - Thomas, Scalia, Kennedy and Alito against. Nothing surprising there, except that Roberts appears to be interested in being on the right side of history on this issue.

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