June 28th, 2012
10:23 AM ET
9 years ago

Supreme Court upholds Obamacare 5-4

Washington (CNN) - The U.S. Supreme Court upheld President Barack Obama's sweeping health care legislation Thursday in a narrow 5-4 ruling.

Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the majority opinion, which said that the Commerce Clause of the Constitution does not give Congress the authority to require people to have health care, but that other parts of the Constitution did.


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  1. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    I'm going to have to go with "God knows what He is doing" on this one, because fighting to repeal any part of this law just boggles the mind.
    At the end of the day we will get what we deserve.
    Thank you for your courage and your integrity Mr. President just the same.
    They might repeal the law but NO ONE will be able to deny your courage, and commitment to the American people in passing Health Care Reform aka Obamacare.
    Obamacare= Because President Obama DOES care.

    June 28, 2012 08:21 am at 8:21 am |
  2. Sorensen

    Well done Roberts. You are obviously beginning to see the light.

    June 28, 2012 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  3. New Age Independent

    I've been registered as an Independent for the past 2 years now after my conscience could no longer take being affiliated with the Democrat Party. The lies and hatred spread through the liberal faction has destroyed the party in my eyes. My disappointment with this ruling and the behavior of liberals only makes my choice clear. I have always voted for the better man, regardless of party. For this, I was attacked by the liberals. But now I have to make a stand. I will not vote for any Democrat, for to do so would be to promote their agenda of hatred and intolerance. I will actively support Republicans and Independents that promise to overturn this ruling. And I will no longer visit this board until that happens. It's taken me a long time to see the Democrat party for what it really is, and I am embarrassed by it's current state.

    June 28, 2012 11:50 am at 11:50 am |