Supreme Court agrees to hear Obama healthcare law

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    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to decide the fate of President Barack Obama's healthcare law, with an election-year ruling due by July on the healthcare system's biggest overhaul in nearly 50 years.

    The decision had been widely expected since late September, when the Obama administration asked the nation's highest court to uphold the centerpiece insurance provision and 26 states separately asked that the entire law be struck down.

    The justices in a brief order agreed to hear the appeals. At the heart of the legal battle is whether the Congress overstepped its powers by requiring that all Americans buy health insurance by 2014 or pay a penalty, a provision known as the individual mandate.







    Supreme Court agrees to hear Obama healthcare law - chicagotribune.com
     
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    which case did they take?
     
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    Hopefully, they will do the right thing and declare this whole mess unConstitutional and get rid of it forever.
     
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    Looks like it'll come down to how one man votes, Kennedy I think. 5-4 split vote is highly likely, one person will make the call.

    That isn't really how it should be for something like this. The dems will never agree to this, but they oughta scrap the whole damn thing and do it right this time with enougn bipartisan support to avoid a SCOTUS decision. I suppose that's asking for too much, we don't have enough pols who are willing to make a tough call that's in the best interests of the country rather than what's best for themselves or their party.
     
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    From the article:

     
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    we all knew this would happen.

    Let's just pray there are no surprise vacancies to the court before then and that the court upholds the Constitution.
     
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    :) This is good news! Of course it's unconstitutional to FORCE American's to purchase a product shoveled by the government. My 4 year old could figure that out.
     
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    This would hurt Newt and Heritage Foundation as well, if anyone bothered ever looking into what they've ever proposed for Healthcare.
     
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    “ROMNEY: Actually, Newt, we got the idea of an individual mandate from you.

    GINGRICH: That’s not true. You got it from the Heritage Foundation.

    ROMNEY: Yes, we got it from you, and you got it from the Heritage Foundation and from you.

    GINGRICH: Wait a second. What you just said is not true. You did not get that from me. You got it from the Heritage Foundation.

    ROMNEY: And you never supported them?

    GINGRICH: I agree with them, but I’m just saying, what you said to this audience just now plain wasn’t true.

    (CROSSTALK)

    ROMNEY: OK. Let me ask, have you supported in the past an individual mandate?

    GINGRICH: I absolutely did with the Heritage Foundation against Hillarycare.

    ROMNEY: You did support an individual mandate?

    ROMNEY: Oh, OK. That’s what I’m saying. We got the idea from you and the Heritage Foundation.

    GINGRICH: OK. A little broader.

    ROMNEY: OK."
     
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    Forget Newt.

    First things first.

    First, the SCOTUS has to clearly affirm that the authority of the Federal Government is limited. LIMITED.

    I hope the fact that the SCOTUS has agreed to take the dispute translates into the proposition that Obamacare is now effectively put into Hospice care and a DNR is in effect. Waiting for it to go flat line.
     
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