The Supreme Court has upheld the individual health-insurance mandate that is at the heart of President Obama health-care law, saying the mandate is permissible under Congress’s taxing authority.
Justices Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan, Sonia Sotomayor and,Chief Justice John Roberts voted in the majority.
Justices Samuel Alito, Anthony Kennedy, Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas dissented.
Bottom line, medical care will become more centrally planned in the United States. It will ultimately lead to a a decline in medical innovation, result in extensive crony medical care and a decline in life expectancy in the United States,. In other words, most will be served government medical care (think the post office), with medical care determined by those who can get closest to influence the health care dictators, dictators who will get to choose treatments and deny treatments.