All posts tagged: Obamacare

The Shutdown Rundown

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By this time, many of you are tired of the political bickering and just want to get the most important things moving. The problem is, you all disagree about what that means. The federal government shutdown, having brought about such terrifying events such as park closures and the inability to get a passport in time for a planned vacation, has sent Americans’ discontentment with their government to new highs. Not to make light of a […]

Mixed outcomes for “Obamacare” ruling

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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. […]