'Obamacare' Upheld By Supreme Court: How's Your Heart Feeling Today?

What's your pulse on this?

With less than six months to go before the November election, the Supreme Court has handed President Barack Obama a victory: It has upheld his federal health care law, otherwise known as the Affordable Care Act.

The high court announced Thursday, in a 5-4 decision, that it was upholding the most controversial part of the law, which is that most individuals must buy health insurance or pay a penalty.

The decision means the health care reform will move forward over the next several years, affecting the way people receive and pay for personal medical care. About 30 million of the 50 million uninsured Americans will get coverage in 2014. Click here for an easy roadmap to what it all means.

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is dubbing himself the next best hope for the millions of Americans who wanted to see the law overturned, despite signing a health care law on which the president's federal law was modeled during his tenure as Massachusetts governor.

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus told The Associated Press that the decision sets the stakes for the Nov. 6 election.

"Now, the only way to save the country from Obamacare's budget-busting government takeover of health care is to elect a new president," Priebus said.

The Associated Press reports polling shows most Americans oppose the law, but an overwhelming majority want Congress and the president to find a new remedy.

Martha L. Bridges July 07, 2012 at 02:16 PM
This might be helpful in answering some questions about ACA: Read the Law | HealthCare.gov http://www.healthcare.gov/ http://search.healthcare.gov/search?q=full+text+of+the+Affordable+Care+Act&ud=1&sort=date%3AD%3AL%3Ad1&output=xml_no_dtd&site=healthcare&client=healthcare&proxystylesheet=healthcare&proxyreload=1&lr=lang_en&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&btnG.x=13&btnG.y=13
Caroline G. Ross July 08, 2012 at 02:26 AM
To Constant Comment and anyone else who thinks the sentence "Thank you for elevating the discussion with your comments One Voice. I would hope that we are on a similar path" means that the writer thought One Voice's viewpoint was elevating the discussion of the particular subject of healthcare (Obamacare)...I read what DDMH wrote and neither the quoted sentence nor any part of her posting, in its entirety, suggests that DDMH believed that to be the case. I interpret what she wrote to indicate that DDMH believes One Voice's viewpoint was...elevating the conduct of discourse on the blog, not the elevation of the healthcare subject matter. I don't think it was necessary for certain individuals to "explain, clarify, or help her see the forest for the trees." DDMH seems bright enough and to have mastered reading comprehension enough to figure it out for herself. And, her taking issue with someone taking it upon themselves to explain it to her, is neither uppity nor angry. She was , after all, just trying to clarify for others what they seemed unable to understand for themselves. If DDMH disputes my interpretation, I welcome her clarification.
Constant Comment July 08, 2012 at 03:59 AM
@ Carolyn, That's right "she was only trying to clarify for others what they seemed unable to understand...." One Voice already said that 'Cat' was 'correct'. This issue is old news. Seems like you "enjoy chewin on old bones" !
A Humanist July 09, 2012 at 08:01 AM
DDMH 12:59 am on Monday, July 9, 2012 To: Caroline G. Ross's post @ 7:27 pm on Saturday, July 7, 2012 Thank you Caroline for that. Nice to know that I am not a voice in the wilderness and that someone can and does understand and brings a very clear and fair point of view. Nice to be on the same side of this discussion with you. Health Care for ALL is a very wonderful and about time thing in this country...just like a woman's right to vote, the end of child labor, The Civil Rights Act, Social Security, and Medicare just to name a few things that Democrats have to their credit.
Caroline G. Ross July 21, 2012 at 03:10 PM
Did you know? Senator Scott Brown (republican), who won office vowing to be the 41st vote to block President Obama’s health care law and who has since voted three times to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA/Obamacare), acknowledged that HE TAKES ADVANTAGE OF IT to keep his elder daughter on his congressional health insurance plan. “Of course I do,’’ the Massachusetts Republican told the Globe. Brown is insuring his daughter Ayla, a professional singer who is 23 years old, under a widely popular provision of ACA/Obamacare requiring that family plans cover children up to age 26. What do you think of this?


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