On the very last day of the Supreme Court's term, they have released their opinion on National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius(i.e.- the Obamacare case). The decision is long and full of splinter opinions with a number of justices disagreeing on exactly why the law should be upheld. However, the majority did support the individual mandate. They construed as a tax that the federal government has the power to levy. A portion of the law was restricted though. The justices put restrictions on the expansion of Medicaid. The states should be allowed to expand Medicaid as they see fit and have their rights respected to that extent.
I have been following this case pretty closely and I think the decision is a worthwhile one. I don't think it unduly expands the powers of the federal government and it encourages the country to move toward a universal coverage system. I expect there will be more lawsuits related this matter in the future, but it is important that the federal government have the power to enact this legislation.
Well...what do you think?