The Obamacare Decision Full Text and Cheat Sheet

The full text of the Supreme Court’s Obamacare decision can be found here.

All of Obamacare, including the individual mandate, has been upheld! (though the Medicaid provisions have been somewhat limited).

For a step-by-step guide to reading the decision, click here.

Explanations of the commerce clause precedent that the Supreme Court discusses can be found here, here and here.

An explanation of the core controversy in the Obamacare case can be found here.

An explanation of what the swing vote on the Court, Justice Kennedy, might have been thinking (and why the oral arguments in the case changed everyone’s predictions) can be found here.

An explanation of why people are wrong to claim that the Obamacare case is about liberty can be found here.

An explanation of what the chief justice might have been wrestling with when writing the opinion can be found here.

Check back for my full analysis of the decision.

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2 Responses to The Obamacare Decision Full Text and Cheat Sheet

  1. Jake says:

    So in Roberts opinion, the SC admits that the Commerce Clause does not give the government power to compel people to engage in commerce, but then goes on to allow the government to penalize people that refuse to engage.

    That make a ton of sense. Maybe we should pull out the old Webster’s dictionary and flip to the page the contains the definition for the word “compel”.

    Here I’ll help:

    com·pel/kəmˈpel/
    Verb:

    Bring about (something) by the use of force or pressure.

  2. villagebear says:

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