The Supreme Court on Thursday delivered its decision on the controversial ‘individual mandate‘ embedded in President Obama’s landmark healthcare bill, ruling that it is constitutional.
The court’s decision comes as a major defeat to those who have fought against the healthcare overhaul since before President Obama signed it into law in 2010. U.S. citizens are still legally required to purchase insurance via the federal government and the bill’s expansion of Medicaid, although now limited, still stands. This means roughly 30 millions of uninsured low-income Americans are still eligible for coverage through the bill’s expansion of the state-run entitlement program.
‘The bottom line: the entire ACA [Affordable Care Act] is upheld, with the exception that the federal government‘s power to terminate states’ Medicaid funds is narrowly read,’ SCOTUS Blog reports….
WHAT THIS DECISION MEANS IS STILL UNFOLDING……..WILL FOLLOW UP.
THE BOTTOM LINE IS THAT OBAMACARE MUST AT ALL COSTS BE REPEALED.
THE FIGHT CONTINUES………….