Politic365

 
 


Headline

2:44pm June 28, 2012

UPHELD: Affordable Care Act Survives, Mandate is Tax

HC-Upheld

This morning President Obama’s signature Affordable Care Act survived the Supreme Court challenge with the controversial individual mandate that people must buy insurance being sustained. The Court affirmed that Congress had the power to impose the individual mandate as a taxing power.

In terms of the Medicaid expansion part of the Healthcare law, which provides that the federal government will cover 100% of the states’ expansion of coverage until 2017 and then states would have to pitch in, Chief Justice Roberts said in his opinion, “Nothing in our opinion precludes Congress from offering funds under the ACA to expand the availability of health care, and requiring that states accepting such funds comply with the conditions on their use. What Congress is not free to do is to penalize States that choose not to participate in that new program by taking away their existing Medicaid funding.”

In essence, this means that the states can opt to not participate in Medicaid funding, but they could lose their federal matching funds.

The bottom line is that the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare by the masses, is constitutional. The mandate stays, coverage for young adults stays, the expansion of Medicaid will continue, and President Obama and the Democrats who championed the law will be claiming victory.



About the Author

Adriana Maestas
Adriana Maestas is the senior contributing editor of Politic365.com. The ideas and opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author, and have complete editorial independence from any Politic365 partners, sponsors, or advertisers. For additional information about Politic365, please visit http://politic365.com/about/.




 
 

 
5638995031_76cf37e209_b

Social Security turns 80: What the program means for African Americans & Latinos

Social Security was signed into law by President Franklin Roosevelt 80 years ago. The pay as you go system has proven to be an efficient, secure system that supports Americans facing challenges with disability, retirement, and ...
by Adriana Maestas
1

 
 
11696993404_69ed464411_k

Black and Latino student loan borrowers more likely to express regret about education funding decisions

The Pew Charitable Trusts released a report that shows Black and Latino student loan borrowers expressing more regret about the decisions that they made to fund their education. The Pew’s Survey of American Family Finances r...
by Adriana Maestas
0

 
 
#committedtocommunity-rnc-2016

GOP Looking to Prove It’s #CommittedToCommunity with New Outreach Effort

Earlier this week, the Republican National Committee launched a first of its kind effort to meet Black Americans (and would be voters) where they are by partnering with Radio One for #CommittedToCommunity: Engage, Empower, Upli...
by Politic365 Staff
0

 

Advertisement
 
5440604654_42e18de586_b

Macy’s severs ties to Donald Trump over anti-Mexican remarks

Macy’s department store became the latest business to disassociate itself from GOP presidential candidate and real estate mogul Donald Trump over his anti-Mexican comments. A few weeks ago in making his announcement as a ...
by Adriana Maestas
0

 
 
stock-footage-keyboard-typing-silhouette-a-silhouette-of-hands-in-front-of-a-window-typing-on-a-black-computer

For Expanded Opportunity, Lifeline Program Must Cover Broadband

It’s widely accepted that the combination of broadband and digital technology can be a great equalizer that connects society’s have-nots with vast opportunities for greater knowledge, better jobs, and higher incomes.  But ...
by Guest Contributor
1

 




One Comment



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>