Supreme Court of the United States voted 5-4 to uphold Obama's health care plan. Do you agree?
Saturday, July 7, 2012
Monday, July 2, 2012
In a landmark ruling last week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the Affordable Care Act constitutional in a 5-4 vote, giving President Barack Obama a political victory and maintaining health-care coverage for thousands of Iowans.
Patch was abuzz last week following the ruling released by the U.S. Supreme Court that deemed the Affordable Care Act — or ObamaCare — constitutional. What's your opinion on the Supreme Court's decision? Do you support it? Moving to Canada? Vote in our poll and share your opinion in the comments section below. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. wrote for the 5-4 majority, stating the Constitution gives Congress the right to impose individual mandates, the centerpiece of the legislation. Isa O'Hara, owner of the Green Grounds Cafe in West Des Moines' Historic Valley Junction, had a different reaction. "Holy crap," she said, in the minutes following the ruling. "There goes the country. I guess it was already sliding downhill."
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Vilsack said the affordable health care act is in need of reform. King said health care now becomes an election referendum.
Ames Democrat Christie Vilsack and U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Kirion, opponents in the race for Iowa's District 4 Congressional seat, released their reactions to the Supreme Court's ruling on the Affordable Care Act today. Vilsack who hopes to unseat King said the bill needs some work because she said it does little to make health care affordable. King, who has represented western Iowa for a decade, said this means that this year's presidential election becomes a referendum in which a vote for Republicans means repeal of the Affordable Health Care act. VILSACK: “I feel strongly that health care must be accessible, affordable, and high quality for all Americans. The Affordable Care Act took important steps toward that goal, like allowing young…
The Supreme Court made a landmark ruling on the Affordable Health Care Act this morning deciding on the legislation that has become known as ObamaCare.
In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court has upheld the Affordable Health Care Act -- ObamaCare -- giving the president a major political victory and maintaining health care coverage for thousands of Iowans. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., writing for a 5-4 majority, said that the U.S. Constitution gives Congress the right to impose individual mandates, the center-piece of the legislation, according to The New York Times. "Holy crap," said Isa O'Hara, owner of the Green Grounds Cafe in Historic Valley Junction, in the minutes following the ruling. "There goes the country. I guess it was already sliding downhill." The decision did significantly restrict one major portion of the law: the expansion of Medicaid, the government health-…