Poll: Do You Agree with Supreme Court Healthcare Ruling?

In a complicated decision, the justices upheld most of the health care reform legislation popularly known as Obamacare.

Do you agree with the U.S. Supreme Court's decision Thursday upholding most of President Obama's signature health care reform legislation?

By a 5-4 vote, the justices upheld most of the act, although the opinion is a complicated one. The court upheld the requirement that every American purchase health insurance or else pay a penalty, as a tax decision and upheld it on those grounds, in an opinion written by Chief Justice Roberts.

"Our precedent demonstrates that Congress has the power to impose the exaction in Section 5000 under the taxing power, and that Section 5000 need not be read to do more than impose a tax," Roberts wrote in one of the key sentences from the opinion.

Click here to read the full text of the opinion.

Vote in our poll and add your thoughts in the comments section, below.

Jo August 02, 2012 at 08:54 PM
To Mike re "That liberal rag, The Wall Street Journal" (4:41 Thurs, Aug 2). Liberal Rag? Thanks for giving me the heartiest laugh I've had in days!
Pat August 02, 2012 at 09:25 PM
(The study) "was done by scholars working with the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center, including a former Obama administration economist." Stop making it up as you go along to suit your agenda. The WSJ didn't do the study the blog is just reporting their findings. If an obama administration economist was involved, I challenge their "opinion" since their track record is horrendous and finding fault in Romney would be self serving.
georgeg August 02, 2012 at 09:29 PM
Check the ownership....If Rupert is a what??????......
Selene August 02, 2012 at 09:47 PM
Paul Brown, your fantasy world, your HATE and your GI Joe mentality are not funny! But, here's the upside, you can go to college and get a real education, maybe start with some political ed courses and the veteran benefits should pay for it......
VietNam Vet August 04, 2012 at 07:24 AM
Sorry lady but I already did, been there done that, thank you. Maybe more people need to stand up and get a pair and be more like the GI Joe you call me, and stop being a bunch of stupid wimps. I have never seen so many COWARDS in this country as I do NOW. Years ago we stood up for what we believed in, I'm sorry but I still DO. I knew that Dumbo/Osama was not going to be able to do the job, but you people thought he was going to be a breath of fresh air, and you got nothing but polution and stupidity coming out of his yap! It seems we are still getting it from you dems. You should go back and crawl into that hole you came from, and stop talking about good law abiding people that want nothing but the best for OUR once great COUNTRY.


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