Thursday, June 28, 2012

Supreme Court Strikes down 1 part of Obamacare

What I did not mention in the prior post was that although the individual mandate was upheld, one part of Obamacare was invalidated. Most everyone thought the mandate was the most constitutionally vulnerable part. This part of the Court's ruling was somewhat surprising.
" In another part of the decision and in a blow to the White House, a different majority on the court struck down the provision of the law that requires the states to dramatically expand the Medicaid health insurance program for the poor."  This appears to be a victory for federalism.The impact of this ruling is not immediately clear.  Stay tuned!


  1. I think this will bode well in upcoming elections for conservatives and libertarians, along with more open discussion over the futility of national health care programs. I also point to the recent news story about trillions spent on poverty yet little change occurred.

  2. It's not so much a victory for federalism as it is a minor course change on how the centralized elitist government can continue their subversive and coercive assault on states' respective sovereignty.