The only vote that even possibly could change to make it 5-4 the way we want it is...
John Roberts is compromised.
His last opinion made no sense in the context of Constitutional law and in fact he created his own constitutional basis for upholding the PPACA.
I wish I was wrong in saying that SCOTUS will uphold the 4th circuit ruling.
Gonna be hard for SCOTUS to analyze Obamacare again with Robert’s head stuck in the sand.
These court procedures will never finish out before this country is GONE. Too bad our founding fathers didn’t anticipate this tactic.
Too little, too late.
I see zero chance that Roberts is going to flip sides and vote to throw out Obamacare on this issue.
Always remember, the Constitution says whatever 5 out of 9 Supreme Court Justices say it says.
I think those who prejudge Roberts are wrong to do so, but only time will tell.
Obama will never let the ACA be compromised in any shape or form, no way he lets the SC rule against his law in a manner that would make it null and void.
Communist manipulation of our so called “courts”. What a joke. A real circus. Flippin’ lowlife “judges”. Our laws mean NOTHING! Their rulings depend only on which party THEY work for.
By upholding it AS WRITTEN and as Congress INTENDED it (that the subsidies be an incentive for states to establish exchanges), he thereby eliminates subsidies for states with no exchanges, and hoists O'care on its own petard.
Thus he is consistent with his earlier ruling.
All tied up 1-1 so we decide this by penalty kicks right?
Roberts pulled Obama’s chestnuts out of the fire one time. He will do it again.
Who will enforce it if it is found to be illegal? The executive branch has been thumbing his nose at the laws, constitution and courts for 6 years, and nothing happens.
I disagree. It's not about sides with Roberts. Roberts thinks Obamacare is terrible policy. He pretty much said so in his Obamacare opinion. He understands, however, that his job is not to determine whether a law is good policy, but instead to determine whether there is Constitutional support for the law. We all hated that his view that the tax clause gives the Feds the power to tax those who do not buy insurance had the effect of keeping the awful Obamacare law alive. Remember, though, that he agreed with the majority that the Feds do not have the power to force people to buy insurance. That was a significant limitation on the Commerce Clause and a significant victory for those of us who want to rein in big government. I can't imagine he would think it's appropriate for the IRS to issue regulations that contradict clear language in the legislation giving the IRS the power to issue those regulations. We'll see.
If Obama told the truth:
"If you like your doctor, you can have the IRS as your new doctor."
If Roberts holds true to form, he will state that Congress is the remedy, that Congress stated what it intended, and if it intended something different than it stated it is up to Congress to correct it’s plain language.
How can the fourth circus court really rely on an IRS ruling? The same IRS that illegally targets conservatives and loses all their emails suddenly has credibility?
Our son’s health insurance went from $5508 per year to $8468 per year.
That is an increase of $2960 per year.
What happened to YOU CAN KEEP YOUR POLICY and YOU WILL SAVE $2500 per year?????????????????????????????????
(He is 30, healthy, never goes to a doctor, has never used his health insurance since I got it in 2011, plus he can’t use the new things that ObamaCare forces him to pay for like birth control pills, IUDs, etc He is a SINGLE MAN)