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June 27th, 2012
11:22 AM ET

One justice may make or break health care

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's vote in the health care ruling could prove decisive. Joe Johns reports.

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  1. Morgan-LynnGriggs Lamberth -Skeptic Griggsy,Lord GRIGGS

    False dilemmas cannot reflect reality!
    People, through Obama-cares use their responsibility to buy the insurance they want. It is like bulk purchasing: people will enjoy more personal buying power with the lowering of external costs-" taxes"- now stabilizing. The other party is proffering bait and switch with that silly platitude it's your own money: without Obama-cares, people would end up spending more on health care- taxed more- than as will happen!
    Rep.Ryan should be the Willard's choice as V.P.: we for the people having real purchasing power would really go after Willard for following that twerp's directions to go on the road to serfdom. As is, we enjoy the known practical and ideal political economy- regulated , free enterprise! Regulations are necessary for proper competition and they are not onerous at all!
    Enough of Spencer -Randism!

    July 31, 2012 at 8:57 pm |
  2. Natalya

    I got a better idea Rob M, I know you'll love this. Let's make evoenre's salary $1. That way everyone is equal then the government can hand out free food to everyone, free health care, education (oh wait, why have education, there is no need to better one self so thats out the window). I guess we'd have to import doctors from other countries too. But those are just pesky details.See how easy it is to spout ridiculous hyperbole. Of course no one wants to go out and hunt those without insurance. The question is though, at one point should someone take personal responsibility for their choices, and the government butt out? I have yet to hear one person logically and reasonably answer the question.

    July 31, 2012 at 6:13 pm |
  3. C Oliver

    Indep100 you were right Chip justices Robert must have read your comments.

    June 29, 2012 at 1:03 pm |
  4. Phyllis G Williams

    Wisdom and Justice prevails. "We ought to obey God rather than man" (Acts 5: 29). The country rejoiced yesterday despite
    "those that are against them are more than the hairs of their heads" (Psalm 69: 4)

    June 29, 2012 at 10:30 am |
  5. Bob, Arlington, VA.

    Listening the the Situation Room's coverage today (June 28) of the Supreme Court's ruling on health care. I keep hearing Wolf and Gloria repeat the word tax, tax, tax. This is ONLY a tax on those who have opted NOT to pay for any health care and rather burden the current system and by extension all of who ARE paying with higher costs and fees. I wish the hell the media would repeat this angle of today's decision and not the word TAX.

    June 28, 2012 at 4:29 pm |
  6. Joan

    RE: the Health Care situation with the Supreme Court stating it is constitutional,
    the President and his group have been using the analogy of we have to purchase
    auto insurance, but we do not have to, we are required to. I have been paying
    UNDER INSURED AND UN INSURED on my auto insurance policy for several years.
    So we all are paying for those who do not have auto insurance or are under insured and
    I imagine if we do not have that coverage, our premium would simply just raise the cost
    of the other items we have coverage on
    Thank you

    June 28, 2012 at 4:08 pm |
  7. Jim Thomas

    What a bunch of clowns they are also.Replace all off them.Don't we have anybody in our government capable of making good,smart decisions or are they all on the take also?Jim Thomas Phx.Az.

    June 27, 2012 at 5:40 pm |
  8. C Oliver

    I agree with Indep100 and add that Medicare is mandated too will SC outlaw for all seniors over 65?

    June 27, 2012 at 4:56 pm |
  9. indep100

    Social Security may be considered to be a government mandated pension insurance. Check the social security legislation for the language. If the ACA mandate is ruled unconstitutional then the social security payment (FICA .. federal insurance contribution act) is also in the constitutionality cross-hairs.

    June 27, 2012 at 4:02 pm |
  10. Doug Ericson

    I hope you folks aren't pinning you hopes on this group of Traffic Fine Judges, to decide anything on the Obama Care Bill.. I would bet, day one, they decided to punt this entire case back to Congress. And maybe they should. How did this Bill pass The House of Representatives that has a Republican Majority. They will say something like Congress can fix it, if they want to, and we are not Health Care Experts or Legislators, that is not the job of the Supreme Court. Prepare to be dissapointed folks.

    June 27, 2012 at 12:04 pm |
    • Doug Ericson

      Ummmmm, Doug, the Democrats had majorities in both the House and the Senate when the Bill was passed prior to the 2010 Congressional Elections. Sorry to have to correct yourself. Doug.

      June 27, 2012 at 8:34 pm |

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