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Mixed outcomes for “Obamacare” ruling

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Political Commentary

In a 5-4 decision this morning the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the “Affordable Care Act”—aka Obamacare—specifying that this is only the case if the penalty for not buying insurance is understood as a tax. Obama adamantly argued in 2009 that it was not a tax, but since his Solicitor General did take up that definition as a possibility in his argument to the Supreme Court it doesn’t really matter what Obama stated previously. […]