Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act

Yesterday the United States Supreme Court upheld, in a 5-4 decision, the constitutionality of the individual mandate under the Affordable Care Act. I am no expert on the act and I have not had time to closely review the decision. Consequently, I suggest you do what I am doing and go read some of the best coverage on the Web from lawyers around in the country in the Affordable Care Act section of the LexBlog Network. There's no question we all need to be informed.

If you are interested in reading the entire decision you can find it here.

Please note that Rush on Business is not a political blog and I will not be posting comments that are politically motivated. Any comments analyzing the decision and its potential impact are welcome.

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Jeremy - July 9, 2012 11:39 PM

One interesting issue I saw that may or may not be worth researching is that since the majority justices had to consider it a "tax" (vs. penalty) to approve it - I have read that all tax bills must originate in the House, NOT the Senate - which it seems to have originated in. Is this correct and if so, what are the implications?

I also find it very interesting in Judge Robert's relative last minute switch of sides after spending much time helping write up what is now the minority opinion ...

Also, it will be interesting to see how the States begin to assert their rights/sovereignty - it appears several are doing so already.

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