Supreme Court To Rule On Health Care And Free Speech

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I am currently scheduled to discuss the Supreme Court cases starting with MSNBC and then NPR’s Here and Now followed by Fox (Special Report) and CNN. I have been encouraging people to keep in mind that we are not just waiting for the Health Care ruling but the Stolen Valor case, the latter being a case with sweeping potential for free speech in the country.

Since I will be participating in the live coverage, postings may be slower than usual.

The Court will begin releasing the opinions at 10 am.

49 thoughts on “Supreme Court To Rule On Health Care And Free Speech”

  1. Tomdarch,

    Just heard a guy compare Roberts mental gymnastics to Marshalls……. Need to check further……

  2. Empire Cookie,

    My day is always good when you’re here….. Where you been…..

  3. bettykath
    1, June 28, 2012 at 10:54 am
    So we’re all prisoners of the insurance companies, another corporate arm of the government. Medicare has a significantly lower administrative overhead then the insurance companies. Expanding the VA or expanding Medicare are both better options. Further into the corporate pit we go.
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    not necessarily, this make the insurance companies more susceptible to appropriate oversight….no?

  4. Swm:

    “Just heard Rand Paul say the tea party is going to “rise up” and fight this.”

    In other words, OUCH!!!

  5. Woosty,

    Color me shocked……. Roberts abandoning his comrades in arms….. Who would have thought….. I listen to a professor from Yale say that you have have liberal ideals with conservative thoughts…… Or something to that degree……

  6. lotta, Yep. Just heard Rand Paul say the tea party is going to “rise up” and fight this.

  7. So we’re all prisoners of the insurance companies, another corporate arm of the government. Medicare has a significantly lower administrative overhead then the insurance companies. Expanding the VA or expanding Medicare are both better options. Further into the corporate pit we go.

  8. Woosty’s still a Cat 1, June 28, 2012 at 10:51 am

    so does this decision leave room for further ‘fine tuning’…?
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    In the section on Medicaid the feds can’t take funds from states as a penalty for not going along with the law’s new facets.

    That would be unconstitutional.

    So the agency will need to interact with the states on that one, not hit them over the head by taking all federal Medicaid funds from them as a punishment.

  9. Frankly 1, June 28, 2012 at 10:27 am

    well put me down as stunned beyond belief! They upheld the mandate . . . it will be interesting to see which ones care more about their place in history than in the 1%. Who defected & what reasons do they give? Wow!
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    They upheld it in the sense it imposes a tax on those who do not purchase health care insurance, but would not have upheld it under the commerce or neccessary and proper clauses.

  10. Is this the first major case where Roberts abandoned his comrades?
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    nope

  11. rafflaw 1, June 28, 2012 at 10:36 am

    Amazing news. I agree with Frankly. I want to read the words of the majority and hear what the minority complains about. Is this the first major case where Roberts abandoned his comrades?
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    I think it is. He may think the far right on the court has gone too far.

  12. If the early claims are right – that the mandate was upheld as a tax – then the Administration (and congressional Democrats) just dodged a huge metaphorical bullet. They should have written it as a tax that can be waived/credited when you have qualifying coverage from the get go.

    Let’s see how all the details of the ruling shake out.

  13. Amazing news. I agree with Frankly. I want to read the words of the majority and hear what the minority complains about. Is this the first major case where Roberts abandoned his comrades?

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