Obamacare’s individual mandate has been upheld, as a tax, in a 5-4 decision by the United States Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court’s historic decision to uphold the Obamacare health-sector law will boost a continued push by progressives to expand the government’s role in economic and social regulation — and poses a major setback to the GOP’s ongoing campaign for smaller government.
The court’s 5-4 decision effectively accepts liberal claims that the federal government has the legal authority to tax Americans to buy goods and services, including health insurance.
The decision may boost acceptance of the unpopular and expensive law among non-ideological swing voters.
A shift in public opinion may aid President Barack Obama’s path to re-election, despite the stalled economy and high unemployment.
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