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Plain Language Explanation of Why Obamacare is Constitutional: Because the “Individual Mandate” is Not a “Mandate” (No, Seriously)

My favorite quote from the oral arguments in the Affordable Care Act case came at the very end of the argument by the government’s lawyer, Don Verilli. Mr. Verilli and the justices had spent a large amount of time arguing … Continue reading

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The Practical Impact of the Obamacare Decision in 100 Words

The Supreme Court’s decision means that the Affordable Care Act will be implemented (unless Republicans repeal it next year). That is about it. The Supreme Court did not license a tyrannical government, destroy federalism or eliminate individuals’ rights. Remember that this is … Continue reading

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100 Word Explanation of Obamacare Decision

Since the text of the Obamacare decision is 193 pages, here is a 100 explanation of what the Supreme Court decided: In order for Congress to pass a law, it must rely on a specific clause of the Constitution. That … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Obamacare Constitutional!

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

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Still Waiting on Obamacare Decision

The Supreme Court again did not release the Obamacare decision this morning. It added one last day to announce opinions this term: Thursday, June 28. Expect the opinion on that day between 10:00 and 10:30am EST.

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How Chief Justice Roberts Could Save Obamacare

Immediately after the oral arguments before the Supreme Court in the Obamacare case, defenders of the Affordable Care Act panicked because of some of the comments made by the swing vote on the Court, Justice Kennedy. That panic was not … Continue reading

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No Obamacare Opinion Today: Next Possible Day is Monday

Just a quick update: the Supreme Court did not issue the Obamacare opinion this morning. That means that there is a fairly decent chance that the opinion will be issued on Monday morning. However, the Court did hint today that … Continue reading

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Step-by-step Guide to Reading the Obamacare Decision

When the Supreme Court issues the Obamacare decision (very soon), I will post a link to the full text of the opinion. I would strongly encourage anyone interested in the result to read the actual text of the opinion. Most … Continue reading

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When Will the Obamacare Case be Decided?

Expect the Obamacare decision to be issued on Thursday, June 28, 2012 between 10:00 and 10:30am EST.* As soon as it is issued, I will post a brief summary of the result as well as a link to the full … Continue reading

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