Now, on the surface what you are about to hear might shock some of you, but to the most of you reading this what you are about to hear isn’t exactly going to be a big surprise.
That being said, brace yourself and sit down in case you are prone to headaches from sudden surprises…Obamacare has been a bad idea from the beginning and will be a bad idea until its end.
Yes, we are at the door of ObamaCare being thrown out and officially marked as illegal entirely. However that isn’t going to happen officially until the Supreme Court itself gets the case and makes it official.
As it stands right now, we have got a situation where the Republican Attorney Generals of around twenty states are battling the Democratic AG’s of the remaining states on whether or not the Affordable Care Act itself was within constitutional jurisdiction and the Republicans have won round one.
We’re now on to round two as the Democrats appeal the ruling to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Via Western Journal:
The crux of the case is whether Congress has the authority to mandate that individuals purchase health insurance, and it’s important to understand that – contrary to what you might think – SCOTUS has already weighed in on that question, and the verdict was not good for the defenders of ObamaCare:
O’Connor ruled that under the logic of the landmark 2012 Supreme Court ruling that upheld the law, the individual mandate, which required that most Americans obtain health insurance or pay a tax, is now unconstitutional.
In the 2012 ruling, a majority of the justices concluded that the individual mandate unconstitutionally imposed a requirement that Americans buy insurance. However, a different majority held the mandate amounted to a constitutional tax penalty.
On Friday, O’Connor ruled that after Trump signed a $1.5 trillion tax bill passed by Congress last year that eliminated the penalties, the individual mandate could no longer be considered constitutional.