Supreme Court upholds Obamacare 5-4
June 28th, 2012
12:23 PM ET
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  1. Canadian

    Supporting the GOP forces you campaign on: Removing health coverage for sick people, Removing health coverage for sick children, Denying health coverage prescribed by a Doctor for a woman if the employer doesn't approve. Denying people the right to marry. How can you possibly sell that GOP? and who would possibly buy it with their eyes open?

    June 28, 2012 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • razmataz

      First of al, not one word of what your sid is true. The GOP just wants it done right. O=care is much too far-reaching, and delves into areas that are far removed form anything to do with health care. But don't let the facts get in the way of you stupidity!

      June 28, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bill the Cat

      The Republicans are gain the party of "no". We are the ones fighting for your right to say "NO, I do not want to buy healthcare at tis time". This law is a tax on the poor, and you Dems are too dumb to realize it.

      June 28, 2012 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Buhnrain

      Well said Canadian, and quiet frankly growing up in Europe and now a Dual Citizen (US/Europe) I cannot understand why some Americans don't want their fellow citizens to have Healthcare? Is it somehow cool to see your neighbour suffer total loss of assets maybe family or even his/her own life because as the richest nation in the world? we had no insurance? How sad and idiotic!!!!!!!

      June 28, 2012 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • cedar rapids

      "The GOP just wants it done right. "

      The gop dont want to do anything at all. They had the chance to do something for 8 years under bush but did absolutely nothing at all, apparently it only became an issue when Obama tried to do something.

      "But don't let the facts get in the way of your stupidity!"

      June 28, 2012 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Rick

    Welcome to dictatorship 101. this is the first move of Obama Sin Laden to take over control from the people. Next we'll all be mandated to buy cars that meet the latest emmission standards, or face prison time for not complying with the new "tax".

    Obama is already talking with those who live by sharia law and would love to come to America to enforce it. Obama says he's a Christian. However, attending a Christian church does not make you a christian. I believe he's an apostate in every sense of the word.

    Welcome to the United States of Obomica. We're being "led" down a path toward dicatatorship and democrats, gays, and illegal immigrants are all celebrating it. How blind can you be?

    June 28, 2012 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • huhb

      Please explain how a law passed by Congress and upheld by the Supreme Court is reflective of a dictatorship.

      June 28, 2012 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • cedar rapids

      dont bother huhb, hes a first class 'rick'

      June 28, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sean

      This is the ignorance I'd like to see... congratulation... name calling makes you look good... and not focusing on the issue makes you a great person... and assuming Obama's religion without going back to the facts.. makes you... a smart guy... NOT!

      June 28, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      Fearmongering 101. Please feel free to continue with the lies of the GOP. We aren't as stupid as you think. Also please cite your sources and let the world know how you learned that President Obama is talking to people who promote sharia law and wants to bring it to the US. This is like the BS about the president "wanting" to take our guns and leave us defenseless. Really – Obama is fixin' to destroy Amerika, he's just bidin' his time and waitin' for the right moment. Stockpile food and ammunition so you can wait out the next four years and defend yourself from Libruls.

      June 28, 2012 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • gadzooks

      yes, let's get back to the republican plan, do absolutely nothing

      June 28, 2012 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • fintastic

      hmmmmmm I see another "I am so angry we have a black man as president" person ranting again.

      Maybe you'd like to have George I wasted all your money Bush back in office?

      June 28, 2012 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • aburgos

      Hve you forgotten that they force you to by car insurance, but i dont hear you complaining aboit it.

      June 28, 2012 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rick

      to Huhb. first off the law wasn't passed by congress, it was forced through under executive privelidge to begin with. This law makes it the first time that the government can madate commercial purchases under the guise of "taxation". This also sets a presedence for future laws. Anything, and I mean anything that has a federal standard attached to it can be mandated.

      You can now be made to buy a car no more than 2 years old or face "taxes" . Even all the way down to the school lunch program. Parents can face fines sorry "taxes" for not meeting the federal governments "standard" of what their children shouls be eating, even if it's more nutritious than the government standard.

      So what if the President puts out there that no one can own guns more that...let's say 5 years old...You know the democratice side of congress is going to go along with it ust like a good puppy. So lets say this law passes Congress, or get mandated through "executive priveledge". You would then be mandated by law (passed the same way as Obamcare) to turn in every weapon you own or face a "tax". While we're at it let's put a $2,000.00 tax on the purchase of new guns. See where this is going.

      I don't know if you enjoy boating, but the government can now mandate by law that you buy a new boat that meets the latest EPA standard that they set or be "taxed". If you're appliances are more than 3 years old the government now has presidence to impose a tax on you, if they so choose, if you don't buy new ones because they don't meet the current EPA standards. What about meeting a federal government standard for automobile insurance? That could be the next mandate doen the pipe. There isn't anything now that has a government standard that can't be "taxed" for failure to comply, and with the way Obama abuses his executive priveledges Jail time could become the fine, Uhmm.....I mean "tax" . This is only the beginning. Keep watching.

      The Supreme Courts approval of Obamacare sets the presidence for this all to happen.

      June 28, 2012 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Dman5005

    Great, more taxes

    June 28, 2012 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  4. tony

    Lot of Tea Party netbots on here. All pushing false info hoping enough will stick to screw up the November elections.

    June 28, 2012 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rick

      I'm not with the tea party but I'd like to know what kind of false information is being sent out. give some specifics.

      June 28, 2012 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Prt. Carl

    As a independent voter I was happy to go with him in the last race anything other then a R from Arizona. But this time I have to go with nummeee from all over the place and I know I live in Massachusetts. We really hate this guy but we need to stop the bleeding and the free hand outs. This is just pure anti American forcing the people to have something or be fined ! Screw all you who think this right Mass may have the lowest number of uninsured in the states but it broke the bank and we are taxed to no end trying to make up for the heath care law here because all we do is pay for the lowlifes from Portia Rico and all the other illegals from south of the boarder . Boy how long will this stay on the board ???

    June 28, 2012 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Yeah right

      I'm an independent...your statement smacks of Conservative...you may be a closet Conservative, but you are NO independent, you are fooling no one.

      June 28, 2012 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • LibMar

      Do you own a vehicle? Pay insurance on it? Connect the dots....

      June 28, 2012 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • fintastic

      FYI for numnuts Carl, Puerto Ricans are US citizens........duh!

      June 28, 2012 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Whatever

    The same court that ruled that corporations are people.....

    June 28, 2012 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Louisiana Mom

    President did not present this case as a tax. Justice Roberts represented President Obama Health Care Reform as a Tax. Everyone in this world should have health care; the good the bad and the ugly!

    June 28, 2012 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Rajesh

    OBAMA promised CHANGE...He is delivering!

    June 28, 2012 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Cando

    Welcome to Socialism. Thanks Yobama.

    June 28, 2012 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Good news for all Americans!

      Still better than socialism for the rich and capitalism for the rest of us!

      June 28, 2012 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  10. commentable

    So we are all on the same page in discussion – this is an example from Washington Post

    Right now:If you have been unable to obtain health insurance as a result of a pre-existing medical condition, you may be able to buy it through one of the “high risk pools” the law has set up in each state through the end of 2013. But the premiums in the pools vary and can be high.

    Starting in 2014:You will have the option of buying a health plan through your state's exchange with federal assistance. Based on your income, your annual premiums for that plan would be no more than $800 to $1,260. Your maximum out-of-pocket costs for deductibles and co-payments would be capped at 15 percent of the total cost.

    Insurers can’t discriminate against you for having a pre-existing condition, and can only vary rates within a narrow range.

    If you do not obtain insurance coverage by 2014 you will be assessed a tax penalty. The penalty becomes progressively greater from 2014 through 2016, when it reaches full strength. At that point, assuming your current income remains the same and your household consists of 1 uninsured adult, you would be subject to a penalty of about $695. You are exempt from the penalty if the least expensive plan option in your area exceeds eight percent of your income.

    So would this person have insurance unless they buy it?
    So what does the fine do? I don’t think it give you insurance?
    It only penalizes you for not having it.
    And if you get sick you can then go buy insurance.

    June 28, 2012 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • commentable

      forgot to include- that your are over 26 and single and have income of 20k

      June 28, 2012 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Good news for all Americans!

    Bye bye Romney :-)

    OBAMA 2012!!!!!
    HILLARY 2016!!!!

    June 28, 2012 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cando

      Bye Bye Obama. Romney 2012 !

      June 28, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  12. tbiltmore

    CNN and Jeffrey Toobin and their followers should be ashamed of their reporting on the SCOTUS Obamacare rulings. Toobin went from a 9-1 prediction on the eve of the SCOTUS March hearings that SCOTUS would uphold the law to wipsawing his viewers on the day of the hearings saying the mandate was dead and the entire law is in jeopardy. I was among a very silent majority of healthcare industry observers relying more on the advice of legal scholars at our major universities who were warning not to read too much into the direction of SCOTUS justice questioning. The media and the impressionable public should learn to listen to non-consensus thinkers particularly when they are basing their opinions on prudent research on their own. For months since the March hearings, I've heard nothing from blog posters but how dumb I am and how I don't know what I'm talking about. ARE YOU LISTENING TO ME AND OTHERS LIKE US NOW?

    June 28, 2012 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  13. t nelson

    Some of you dont seem to care or know that medical expenses are the number 1 cause of bankruptcy....oh yeah thats right if you're poor you deserve to die its the republican way....

    June 28, 2012 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Joe Rockbottom

    Good Job Supremes! Thankfully Kennedy was not swayed by the fanatical ultra-right wingers on the court.

    Romney is such an idiot. Why on earth did he suppor the SAME law for Mass, but not for the US. His current stance is pure political pandering to the ultra-right wing base that he needs to have a chance to win. Utterly pathetic. No one in their right mind would vote for such a weak person. Of course the teabaggers will be screeching and crying from now until the have their heart attacks. But now they can get medical care for that!!!!!

    June 28, 2012 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  15. MORE TAXES

    TAX !!!!!! TAX !!!!! TAX !!!!! TAX !!!!! BREAKING NEWS !!!!!! WE AMERICAN'S HAVE A NEW TAX !!!!! TAX !!!! TAX !!!!!

    June 28, 2012 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • brandon

      Whine whine whine, thats all i hear from peple like you

      June 28, 2012 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • mike

      Yep. And remind me again of what taxes President Obama has raised in his first term before this (which I am glad to pay if it means Americans will finally be forced to take responsibility and get f'ing health insurance so I am not subsidizing their unpaid bills with my ridiculous premium hikes year after year? Remind me again of what has occurred to the top tax rates in this country since the 1950s? Laughable.

      June 28, 2012 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
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