The Supreme Court Rules on the Affordable Care Act: What It Could Mean for Insurers

The Supreme Court’s five-to-four ruling that the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate provision is constitutional because it is a tax is having many immediate consequences. It surprised many observers, positioned Chief Justice John Roberts as one of the most influential Chief Justices in history, gave President Obama a victory, and inspired Mitt Romney and other Republicans to declare they would overturn the legislation. But what will be the long-term impact? Here are opinions, reactions and predictions related to the ruling and its potential effects on the insurance industry.
June 29, 2012


2. This Is Judicial Tax Writing

"To say that the Individual Mandate merely imposes a tax is not to interpret the statute, but to rewrite it. Judicial tax-writing is particularly troubling.

— Justices Anthony Kennedy, Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito, authors of the dissenting opinion.

Source: Tribune-Review

Insurance & Technology encourages readers to engage in spirited, healthy debate, including taking us to task. However, Insurance & Technology moderates all comments posted to our site, and reserves the right to modify or remove any content that it determines to be derogatory, offensive, inflammatory, vulgar, irrelevant/off-topic, racist or obvious marketing/SPAM. Insurance & Technology further reserves the right to disable the profile of any commenter participating in said activities.

 
Disqus Tips To upload an avatar photo, first complete your Disqus profile. | Please read our commenting policy.
 
< Previous1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ... 10 Next > 

< Previous1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ... 10 Next >