Wow, a victory into moving towards helping people stay healthy and saving lives?? Imagine that!
The Supreme Court, in a very close 5 to 4 victory, has decided to uphold the basic provisions of the health care overhaul. This includes the government's use of taxation powers to push people to buy health insurance!
It was a victory for President Obama and Congressional Democrats, as not only did it pass, but it had the conservative chief justice, John G. Roberts Jr., affirming the central legislative pillar of Obama's presidency. That's a big deal.
The four nay-sayers called the whole law “invalid in its entirety.”
Anyway, the decision did say no to one part of the law: the expansion of Medicaid, the government health-insurance program for low-income and sick people, giving states more flexibility.
This means that the Government can't force states into expansion compliance by threatening to remove ALL Medicaid funding — they can, however, offer perks to push them towards it.
Republicans are already scheming on how to have it removed, along with Mitt Romney saying he'll get rid of it all if elected.
What's so wrong with everyone getting the care they deserve?
Seems kinda bullshizzy to us to assert that one person deserves it more than another, just because of having the money to afford it or to be with a company kind enough to provide it!
We're SO happy to hear this!
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