SCOTUS Show Their Treason Again By Allowing Unconstitutional Obamacare To Continue. Conservative Majority Is Really A 7-2 Liberal Lock

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The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a GOP challenge to Obamacare, upholding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for the third time.

In a 7-2 decision, the Court found that Texas and 17 other states lack legal standing to sue, as they had not suffered a direct injury, according to the New York Times. The ruling will allow the ACA to continue operating after 11 years. As Axios notes, it shows "that there are some limits to how much of the Republican agenda can be accomplished through the courts, even with a solid conservative majority" (if you can call it that).

The Justices did not touch on the larger issues in the case, however, namely whether Obama's signature legislation could stand without a provision that forces Americans to obtain insurance or pay a penalty.

Background on the ACA from Axios:

How we got here: The ACA required most Americans to either purchase health insurance or pay a tax penalty. When the law first passed, that mandate was seen as essential to making the law’s other provisions work, particularly its protections for people with pre-existing conditions.

In 2012, the Supreme Court upheld the mandate as an exercise of Congress' taxing power. The federal government couldn't simply require people to buy insurance, the court said, but it could tax their decision not to do so.
In 2017, as part of the GOP's tax cut package, Congress zeroed out the penalty for being uninsured, nullifying the individual mandate.
A group of Republican attorneys general then sued. The tax penalty was now gone, and all that remained was the part that said Americans had to buy insurance. So, they argued, the mandate had become unconstitutional — and the rest of the law had to fall along with it.


Try Them for Treason. They Have Purposely Reversed The Constitution. Hang Them.

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  • Posted by 25n56il4 3 months, 1 week ago
    That Obama Care is a farce. My son and daughter in law (he is 80% disabled veteran on oxygen 7/24) don't have enough income to file a tax return but according to O Care, they 'make too much money' to qualify for O Care! B. S.
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