Dissenters were Scalia, Kennedy, Thomas, Alito. Chief Justice John Roberts’ vote saved ObamaCare. This post will be continually updated.
A question: Congress did not write the law as a tax. Will they have to do so now?
Individual Mandate – struck down under Commerce Claus, but survives as a tax
Mandate under a Tax – SCOTUS says a tax is not a punishment
According to Judge Andrew Napolitano, SCOTUSblog is saying the mandate is constitutional. Entire ObamaCare is upheld as constitutional except Medicare issues.
Megyn Kelly is saying that state’s may be able to opt out of Medicare provisions – ObamaCare cannot punish states for opting out.
Romney: “I disagree with the Supreme Court decision, and I agree with the dissent. I will repeal ObamaCare.”