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Ginsburg Cites Romneycare in Opinion Upholding Obamacare

In her opinion of the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg made note of Mitt Romney's Massachusetts health-care law as a reason why the individual mandate was constitutional.

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/06/ginsburg...



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Although it's widely derided,

Although it's widely derided, I thought most here understood "Romneycare" was perfectly legal because it was a state approved program, whereas "Obamacare" was not since it was generally known to be the Federal government overstepping their constitutionally limited authority. Now we are told its a "tax". Oh, mama.

Obamacare is legal, also.

The point is, Romney is suppose to support conservative values and free markets. For those voters that want conservative values and the repeal of Romneycare (Obamacare), Romney or Obama are definitely not their candidates. RP or GJ 2012

Since it is now "legally"

Since it is now "legally" called as it is, a tax, is it more or less likely we can hold Congress' feet to the fire?