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Patch's Poll: Do You Agree with the Supreme Court Decision to Uphold the Health Care Mandate?

The Supreme Court ruled today that the government can mandate that Americans purchase health insurance. We want your reactions.

In a landmark decision, both legally and politically, the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld President Barack Obama's sweeping healthcare law, including the central mandate that individuals must buy health insurance.

The contentious portion of the law — which drew disputes among Congressional lawmakers in 2009 and was fought on legal grounds by Attorneys General across the United States since — is considered the “heart” of the law, according to CBS.

“The decision creates some certainty surrounding federal health care policy, allowing federal and state rulemakers to, for now, implement this law,” CBS said.

According to the Associated Press, the high court “rejected arguments that Congress went too far in requiring most Americans to have health insurance or pay a penalty.”

In the United States there are 30 million people today who go without insurance. Through the mandate, the law hopes to stem this problem, as well as .

Do you agree with the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling, which allows for lawmakers to mandate Americans purchase health insurance? Take our poll and share your thoughts in the comments.

Marty Salvatore July 11, 2012 at 04:23 PM
I would never say so. Because I didn't read it. And to quote: "I actually read all 974 pages of the bill. Maybe you should do the same!!" That's not the same as saying "I've read all relevant portions of the bill." I never watch Fox. Nor listen to talk radio. AND I read regularly. To quote: "Do not be so quick to judge." Live by your own words, lady.
000 July 12, 2012 at 12:28 AM
@Maria Giannuzzi "Mr. Smith, it is called a parallel. Sometimes the best way to learn history is the indirect way, through anecdotes and stories." It's also called B.S.
MAC July 12, 2012 at 02:35 AM
Maria is preaching her self-righteous sermons again, declaring her superiority to those who have WORKED for decades AND PAID into the Medicare that she declares they should decline!! She is jealous of homeowners who have worked and saved, and own a home, and thus take LEGAL tax deductions for mortgage interest. Such hubris and hypocrisy is almost intolerable. Sadly, what else can we expect from someone who WORSHIPS at the altar of BIG government! I'm guessing that Maria is an atheist, which is probably why she cannot understand our Founders and the Constitution, who understood that our "rights" are unalienable and come from GOD ("Divine Providence"). Maria believes that "rights" should be divvied out by government, because "We the PEOPLE," in her mind (according to her progressive hero Woodrow Wilson) and the DEM party, are too stupid to make our own decisions, be responsible for ourselves and decide how to spend our own money--INCLUDING being charitable to our neighbors and those around the world!!! p.s. Maria, those who rely on government to save them are going to end up eventually like the poor slugs who relied on the incompetent sorry DEM excuse for a mayor, of New Orleans, who was WARNED days in advance of Hurricane Katrina to evacuate the people!!!
Commento ErgoSum July 12, 2012 at 03:01 AM
Has anyone noticed that some loud mouthed ideologue posters only post on weekdays. It is almost like posting is their job. Wonder how much it would pay?
Susan Schoenberger July 12, 2012 at 10:31 AM
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