The individual mandate is upheld under the Taxing power of Congress. Chief Justice Roberts, a President George W. Bush appointee, sided with the left-side of the Court. In a stunning 5-4 decision, Roberts upholds the ability to tax the People for manadated healthcare.
Obamacare did more to influence the national debate on States’ rights than almost any other topic in decades. The U.S. Supreme Court found this morning, in its decision, that the the 2010 national healthcare mandate (aka Obamacare) is CONSTITUTIONAL.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was signed into law by Pres. Barack Obama on March 23, 2010.
Twenty-six states banded together to challenge the Congressional mandate in the High Court. Florida v. The Department of Health and Human Services was orally argued before the High Court over a three-day period (March 26, 27, 28, 2012). Today, just three months following the three-day hearing, the court handed down its decision to uphold the actions of Congress and the President.
Go to the US Supreme Court’s website for the text of the decision HERE. (Find it on the right-hand column under “Recent Decisions.”)
The National Executive Governing Board of the Patrick Henry Caucus does NOT SUPPORT the finding of the High Court and will continue to work with the Several States to fight against this federal encroachment into states’ rights.